Small Hydro projects news in Peru and Congo

Two units synchronized at 18.4MW Maranon small hydro project in Peru

Two of the three turbine-generator units at the 18.4MW Maranon small hydro project in Peru have been synchronized, according to grid administrator COES.

The facility, on the Maranon River in the Nueva Flores district of Huanuco department, cost US$85.6 million to build and was developed by Hidroelectrica Maranon. The plant is connected to the national grid via a 39-km-long 60-kV transmission line, according to BNamericas.

Work on the project began in August 2013. The estimated completion date for the facility is July 2018.


Congo Republic's 19.9MW Liouesso hydroelectric project inaugurated



The Congo Republic's 19.9MW Liouesso hydroelectric plant has been officially commissioned, following a ceremony that took place in the African country on 29th May 2017.

Located on the Sangha River near the northern town Liouesso, the facility Liouesso was constructed by the China Gezhouba Group at a cost of about US$110 million.

The project is intended to both increase and diversify Congo's power supply, which has risen steadily from a cumulative 90 MW in 2000 to 214 MW with Liousseo's completion, according to government data.

(From Hydroworld)

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