Test operations begun at 104-MW Patuca III hydroelectric in Honduras

Honduras’ state power company Enee has begun test operations of the 104-MW Patuca III hydroelectric plant in Olancho department.

An initial 5 MW were injected into the national interconnected grid (SIN), said Enee. The plant connects to the SIN at the Juticalpa substation via a 43-km-long, 230-kV transmission line.

According to BNamericas, the powerhouse at Patuca III, on the Patuca River, contains two 52-MW Kaplan turbines. The project boasts a 57-m-high concrete gravity dam.

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China provided financing for the US$349 million project, which was built by Chinese group Sinohydro and supervised by Consorcio Geoconsult-ACI.

Patuca III will increase Enee’s installed capacity from renewable energy to 537 MW from 433 MW, the latter of which currently accounts for nearly 17% of Honduras’ installed capacity.


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