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  • 2015
    Entered into operation
  • 176 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 823.8 GWh
    Annual production

Cheves is a run-of-river hydropower plant that produces energy by turbining the water of the Huaura and Checras rivers. The Huaura intake takes in part of the water from the Huaura river, and then conveys it to the Checras dam, where it is stored together with the Checras river water before being diverted into the headrace tunnel.  This tunnel then conveys the water to the powerhouse. Finally, the Picunche compensation reservoir, which regulates the water downstream of the powerhouse, naturally discharges the water back into the river.

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Local man at fruit tree by Cheves hydropower plant. (Photo: Statkraft)

The Cheves hydropower plant has operated since 2015 and the annual energy production is about 825 GWh, enough to power more than 570,000 homes.

Irrigation projects are being implemented in the area for conservation and better use of water. Activities are also being undertaken to improve agricultural development. We are also involved in joint efforts with the Government to launch educational campaigns on water-related issues, quality education, and health among other things.

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • hydropower plant
    Peru
    Statkraft

    The Cheves hydropower plant

  • dam
    Peru
    Statkraft

    The Checras dam

  • workers at dam
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    Statkraft

    Workers at Cheves hydropower plant

  • Peruvian woman
    Peru
    Statkraft

    A Peruvian woman

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