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General Information

Beginning of works: 1998
Completion: 2002
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: ,
Impounds:
  • Biobío River
Coordinates: 37° 54' 38.40" S    71° 36' 42.88" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 153.3 m
crest length 360 m
capacity for electric power generation 570 MW

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 568 000 000

Materials

dam structure roller-compacted concrete

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Ralco Hydroelectric Plant is a hydroelectric power station and dam in Bío Bío Region, Chile. The plant uses water from the upper Bío Bío River and produces 690 megawatts (930,000 hp) of electricity. The plant was built by ENDESA in 2004. The project has proven controversial with local indigenous Mapuche since a graveyard had to be flooded by the dam.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Ralco Hydroelectric Plant" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Participants

Design
General contractor

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20004550
  • Published on:
    17/08/2002
  • Last updated on:
    01/03/2016