Small & Mini Hydro Highlights

Small and mini hydropower continues to serve as a key element to increase access to electricity, rural electrification and industrial energy supply. While the global market is still below recent peaks, the outlook remains positive. Declining feed-in tariffs demand joint approaches by both supplier and investor to optimize returns.

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Ranney Falls

Update | Trent River, Northumberland | Canada
Successfully put into commercial operation
Output: 1 × 10.5 MW
Scope: “from water-to-wire” package
Highlight: largest ECOBulb turbine worldwide

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Metlac

New | State of Vercruz | Mexico
Output: 3 × 2.45 MW
Scope: “from water-to-wire” package
Highlight: Upgrading the existing hydropower plant with new equipment

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San Andrés

Update | San Andrés River | Colombia
Commissioning expected beginning of 2020
Output: 2 × 11 MW
Scope: W2W package
including 2-jet Pelton turbines

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Barrinha

Update | Santa Catarina | Brazil
Commercial operation since June 2019
Output: 2 × 1.8 MW
Scope: Compact Axial Turbines
Highlight: First Mini Compact in Brazil

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Embalse Digua

New | Digua Reservoir | Chile
Commissioning expected 4th quarter of 2019

Output: 2 × 10 MW
Scope: “from water-to-wire” package
Highlight: 91 GWh per year of clean energy to the Chilean Central Interconnected System (SIC)

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Traunleiten

Update | City of Wels | Austria
Successfully put into commercial operation
Output: 2 × 8.75 MW
Scope: Compact Bulb turbines
Highlight: Replacement of existing power plant

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Dietikon

Update | Dietikon | Switzerland
Commercial operation since October 2019
Output: 2 × 1.75 MW / 1 × 0.68 MW
Scope: Complete electro-mechanical supply
Highlight: Redevelopment of the existing two Kaplan turbines and one new reserved-flow turbine

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Nkusi

Update | Nkusi River | Uganda
Commercial operation since October 2018
Output: 2 × 4.8 MW
Scope: Complete ­­electro-mechanical supply
Highlight: Showcase for a privately developed small HPP in Africa

Breivikelva

New | Beiarn municipality | Norway
Output: 1 × 9.9 MW
Scope: W2W package including vertical Pelton turbine
Highlight: Additional 27 GWh renewable energy per year for Northern Norway

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Kamolot

New | Chirchik-Bozsu Canal | Uzbekistan
Output: 4 × 2.13 MW
Scope: Complete electro-mechanical equipment
Highlight: First order for Compact Hydro in Uzbekistan

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Selti Musrang

New | Himachal Pradesh | India
Output: 3 × 8.0 MW
Scope: “from water-to-wire” package
Highlight: Benchmark project for Compact Hydro in India

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Pha Chuk

New | Uttaradit Province | Thailand
Output: 2 × 7.0 MW
Scope: Electro-mechanical package
Highlight: Meeting the government’s policy of Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP 2015)

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Cikandang

New | West Java | Indonesia
Output: 3 × 2.0 MW
Scope: Complete electro-mechanical equipment
Highlight: Additional 35 GWh stable power supply per year for West Java

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Nam Kong 3

New | Attapeu Province | Lao PDR
Output: 3 × 18 MW
Scope: Electro-mechanical equipment
Highlight: A new contract for Compact Hydro in Lao PDR

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Upper Maladugao

New | Bukidnon | Philippines
Output: 3 × 3.12 MW
Scope: “from water-to-wire” package

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Upper Fraser

New | Fraser River | New Zealand
Output: 1 × 8.1 MW
Scope: Vertical Pelton turbine

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Hoshan

New | Yunlin County | Taiwan
Output: 1 × 1.96 MW
Scope: Complete electro-mechanical equipment
Highlight: Turbines for existing irrigation structures

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Chichi Nanan 2

New | Nantou County | Taiwan
Output: 2 × 1.97 MW
Scope: Complete electro-mechanical equipment
Highlight: Turbines for existing irrigation structures

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