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Minas - San Francisco y La Unión Hydro Plant

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Start: 08/2014
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The Minas-San Francisco and La Union hydroelectric project will consist of two stages, the first called Minas-San Francisco, will have a 65.4m-high dam, a 14km-long driving tunnel, a pressure pipe and a house of underground machines. The second stage, called La Unión, will use San Francisco's turbine waters to drive them through a second 12km long tunnel to the pressure pipeline and the underground powerhouse.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Minas - San Francisco y La Unión Hydro Plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
350  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 556mn
Completion Date

The plants are planned for the Jubones river basin which spans the provinces of Azuay, Loja and El Oro, 540km southwest of Quito.

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Owner / operator
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Central Chief, San Francisco Mining
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General Manager of Renewable Energy and Electric Transmissions Division
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Civil Works Manager
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