Ecuador government-owned generator Compania de Generacion Termoelectrica Pichincha S.A. (Termopichincha) plans to issue a call for bids in January to construct the 18-MW La Merced de Jondachi hydroelectric project.
Termopichincha, a unit of state-owned utility Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec), told Business News Americas that bidding rules are being drafted and work is under way to secure water and environmental permits.
La Merced de Jondachi is a run-of-river project planned for the Jondachi River in Napo Province. It would include a 5.16-kilometer water transport channel and a powerhouse containing two 9-MW Francis turbine-generators to utilize flows of 14 cubic meters per second.
Termopichincha said it also plans to seek bids to certify La Merced de Jondachi as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For information, contact Compania de Generacion Termoelectrica Pichincha S.A., Av. 6 de Diciembre N26-235 y Orellana, Edificio Transelectric, Piso 4, Quito, Ecuador; (593) 2-2520482; Fax: (593) 2-2520387; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.termopichincha.com.ec.
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