Hydro Development on the Huallaga River in Peru

by J. R. Linard, Shawinigan-Lavalin Inc, Montreal, Que, Can,
G. Edmunds, Shawinigan-Lavalin Inc, Montreal, Que, Can,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


The proposed Chaglla Hydroelectric Project, is located on the Huallaga River in Central Peru, about 300 km north east of Lima. The available gross head of 870 m and regulated flow of 58 m**3/s will be exploited by means of a 145 m high dam, a 21 km long headrace tunnel, an underground powerhouse with 420 MW installed capacity and 312 km of 220 kV transmission lines. Studies relating to hydrology, sedimentation and sediment control measures, geology, seismicity, power and energy demand, reservoir operation and evaluation methods are discussed. A possible complementary scheme, consisting of diverting flow from the neighbouring Maranon River to permit exploitation of an additional 1100 m of head and increasing installed capacity at Chaglla to 700 MW is also described.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Hydro power | Developing countries | Power plants | Sediment | Hydrology | Power demand | Power transmission lines | Peru | South America

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