Gallito Ciego

Aerial photo over Gallito Ciego Hydropower Plant

Gallito Ciego Hydropower Plant, operated by Statkraft Peru.

Ownership: 100 %
Production: 156 GWh
Power: 38.15 MW

Gallito Ciego is located 252 kilometres to the north of the Cajamarca city. The plant is located at the foot of the Gallito Ciego dam, which is mainly used for irrigation activities in the agricultural area of the Jequetepeque valley. The dam is not owned by Statkraft Peru, but administered by the competent authorities.

The plant is operated remotely from the dispatch center in Lima. A compensation reservoir, which regulates the water flow that is discharged back to the river, is located downstream of the powerhouse to permit the activities in the lower basin to continue.  Consequently, the dispatch takes into consideration the water demand required for agricultural activities in the Jequetepeque river valley.