Two of the three turbine-generator units at the 18.4-MW 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. Average annual production of the facility is expected to be 419.1 GWh.
Work on the project began in August 2013. The estimated completion date for the facility is July 2018. BNamericas says the project encompasses the Humalies and Dos de Mayo projects but gives no details on either.
Hidroelectrica Maranon is owned by Celepsa.
A second hydropower facility is being developed on the Maranon River, 730-MW Veracruz.
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