Los Lagos

Chile / Hydropower / Power plant

In Chile Statkraft is developing a renewable energy project that uses water to generate clean and low-emissions electric power.

Los Lagos hydropower Project is a run-of-the-river plant that will use the water of the Pilmaiquen river and that will have an installed capacity of 52 MW.

To use the power of the water, it is necessary to have a reservoir. Therefore, a 35 meters height dam will be constructed, similar to a 12-story building.

The reservoir will cover an approximate area of 191,9 hectare.

Los Lagos hydropower Project was approved by the Executive Direction of the Environmental Assessment Department (SEA), obtaining the Resolution of Environmental Qualification (RCA) in June 2009.

The project is developing a training plan for people from communities close to the project to promote local hiring.


Los Lagos construction
Los Lagos construction. (Photo: Statkraft)

Los Lagos fields

Key facts

  • Planned installed capacity 52 MW
  • Load factor of approximately 70%
  • Construction time of 30 months
  • The workforce is made up of an average of 360 people, with a maximum of 567 at the end of 2020.


More information about the project

Find out more about our activities in Chile