Hydroelectric Plants in Peru - Arequipa
Charcani-I
Location: Arequipa
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Configuration: 1 X 470 kW, 1 X 1 MW Francis
Operation: 1909-1931
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This is Egasa'a oldest power station. The Charcani complex was enlarged built to supply the Arequipa Electric Tramway.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 18 Sep 2010

Charcani-II
Location: Arequipa
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Configuration: 3 X 260 kW
Operation: 1912-1923
T/G supplier: Voith
Quick facts: This plant is directly downstream from Charcani-I. Power from Charcani I, II, and III plants is evacuated via a 33kV substation at Charcani-I.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 18 Sep 2010

Charcani-III
Location: Arequipa
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Configuration: 2 X 2.25 MW Francis
Operation: 1938
T/G supplier: Voith, Escher Wyss, ABB
Quick facts: New generators from ABB were installed in 1998 and new runners were ordered from Andritz in Q1 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 18 Sep 2010

Charcani-IV
Location: Arequipa
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Configuration: 3 X 4.83 MW Francis
Operation: 1962
T/G supplier: Charmilles, BBC
Quick facts: New generators from BBC were installed in 1993 and new runners were ordered from Andritz in Q1 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 18 Sep 2010

Charcani-V
Location: Arequipa
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Configuration: 3 X 51.9 MW Pelton
Operation: 1989
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alsthom-Jeumont
Quick facts: This is the only hydroelectric plant in the world built in a volcano, in this instance El Misti. Water is delivered from the Aguada Blanca Dam via a 10km pressure tunnel giving a head of 706m.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 18 Sep 2010

Charcani-VI
Location: Arequipa
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Configuration: 1 X 9 MW Francis
Operation: 1976
T/G supplier: Charmilles, BBC
Quick facts: New generators from ABB were installed in 1998 and new runners were ordered from Andritz in Q1 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 18 Sep 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 31-May-2015

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