The Yanango Hydroelectric Power Station required a total investment of 51 million US dollars and came into operation in 2000. The modern plant has vertical shaft Francis technology allowing it to make the most of the fast-flowing rainforest rivers.
The project’s conveyance works were entrusted to Graña y Montero and the engine room to Consorcio ABB Generación/De Pretto-Escher Wyss.
Installed capacity: 43 MW
Effective capacity: 43.1 MW
Average annual generation: 228 GW
Flow rate: 20 m3/sec
Gross head: 242 m
Turbine: vertical Francis
Number of units: 1
Commissioning (first unit): February 2000
Location: 280 km northwest of Lima. District of San Ramón, Province of Chanchamayo, Department of Junín.
Type: Run-of-the-river power station. Water comes from the Tarma and Yanango Rivers.