A team of Accredited Assessors visited Peru to conduct a Protocol assessment of the 456 MW Chaglla Hydroelectric plant. The Chaglla hydroelectric project is located on the Huallaga River in the Chaglla district of Huanuco, Peru. The Project developer and future operator is Empresa de Generación Huallaga S.A. (EGH), a single‐project company owned by Odebrecht Energia Peru S.A., a unit of Odebrecht, a large contractor and infrastructure group from Brazil. The construction of the Chaglla project commenced in May 2011, financial closing with the current financing package was achieved in July 2013, filling of the reservoir was begun in September 2015, and commercial operations are to start in February 2016. The generation will contribute to meet the energy demand of Peru.
The project consists of a 202 m high concrete¬faced rockfill dam with a volume of 8.5 million m3, three spillway tunnels, a powerhouse with a 6 MW Francis unit at the foot of the dam (which uses the environmental flow discharge), a 14.4 km long headrace tunnel, and an above ground 450 MW powerhouse with two identical Francis units; and the transmission line of 220 kV. The Chaglla project is being financed by equity contributions from Odebrecht and loans from a number of development and commercial banks. The total investment is estimated at USD 1.3 billion.
The full assessment report can be downloaded here.
27 October 2015