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La Punilla multi-purpose hydroelectric complex

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Early Works
Current Stage: Advanced design and engineering
Start: 02/2018
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Project Details


The project involves the design, construction and operation of a reservoir and a 94MW hydroelectric plant on the Ñuble river. The localities affected by the dam are San Carlos, Chillán, Ñiquén, San Nicolás, Coihueco and San Fabián de Alico. The main purpose of the dam is to provide water for the irrigation on more than 60,000ha.

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Key Specs

Full Name
La Punilla multi-purpose hydroelectric complex
Project Type
Irrigation, Water reservoir
Development Phase
Advanced design and engineering
Project Status
Project Capacity
60,000  Ha (Hectares)  Irrigation
625  Mm3/y (Millions of cubic meters per year)  Water reservoir
US$ 355mn
Completion Date

The Punilla reservoir is to be built on the Ñuble river, around 30km east of San Fabián de Alico, spanning the communities of San Fabián and Coihueco.

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