Centroamerica is a 50MW hydro power project. It is located on Apanas river/basin in Jinotega, Nicaragua. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1965. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad. The company has a stake of 100%.

Centroamerica is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 435 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 1 in number. Centroamerica underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2018-2020.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1965.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Ansaldo Energia supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 31.5 MVA.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.