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Punta Negra Hydro Plant

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Start: 12/2009
Completion: 08/2016
Current Stage In operation
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The US$335mn Punta Negra hydro project seeks to contribute to the economic and social development of San Juan province and the long-term sustainability of Argentina's SIN grid and irrigation and drainage systems in the Tulúm and Ullúm valleys. It also aims to sell power on the local wholesale power market. Punta Negra will be located 19km downstream from the new 120MW Caracoles hydro plant. It is expected to generate 1,300 jobs.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Punta Negra Hydro Plant
Project Type
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
62  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 335mn
Completion Date

The plant is being built on the San Juan river, at kilometer 35 of Ruta Provincial No.12, on the border of Ullum and Zonda departments linking San Juan city with Argentina's Calingasta department.

 * The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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