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Frequently asked questions

Chile / Hydropower / Project

Los Lagos hydropower Project is a run-of-the-river plant that will use the water of the Pilmaiquen river. To deliver certain information and clarify doubts about the effects the project may cause, we share the answers to a series of frequent questions.

Osorno and Los Lagos hydropower projects are they the same? Are they being built simultaneously?

Osorno and Los Lagos hydropower projects are different and independent.

Los Lagos project is being constructed since 2019.

Osorno Project is not under construction.

Does Los Lagos Project impact lands own by indigenous peoples?

No, Los Lagos Project is located in the middle of agro-industrial plots, where there is no indigenous real estates.

Does Los Lagos Project impact Ngen Mapu Kintuante sacred site?

Construction works of the project will not impact the sacred site of Ngen Mapu Kintuante.

Ngen Kintuante site is located 3km downstream Los Lagos Project; therefore, it will not be impacted by the construction works.

Does Los Lagos Project impact the Maihue cemetery lands?

Construction Works of Los Lagos Project will not impact the site of the Maihue cemetery.

This place is located approx. 3 km downstream Los Lagos Project; therefore, it will not be impacted by the construction works.

Does Los Lagos Plant interrupt the flow of the Pilmaiquen river?

The movement of the Pilmaiquen river water will never be stopped because the future Los Lagos hydropower plant is a run-of-the-river plant. This means that the water that passes through the plant, is the same that goes to the river, in same quantity and quality.

Will the access to the river be interrupted by Los Lagos plant?

There will be no restrictions for the use of water. There will be access restrictions to the works of the plant, due to security reasons and people’s integrity.