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Gallito Ciego hydropower plant

Peru / Hydropower / Power plant

The Gallito Ciego hydropower plant is located 125 km west 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 and is administered by the authorities.

  • 1997
    Entered into operation
  • 38 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 134.3 GWh
    Annual production

The Gallito Ciego hydropower plant is operated remotely from the dispatch centre in Lima.

A compensation reservoir, which regulates the water flow that is discharged back to the river, is located downstream of the powerhouse, allowing the activities in the lower basin to continue.  This allows us to plan for water demand from agricultural activities in the Jequetepeque river valley.

The Gallito Ciego hydropower plant has been operational since 1997 and the annual energy production is about 135 GWh, enough to power more than 100,000 homes.

Statkraft Peru has been conducting corporate responsibility programs, including building capacities and educational competences in the schools in the area influenced by the Gallito Ciego hydropower plant. Environmental controls are also in place through the environmental monitoring and solid waste management program.

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • hydropower plant
    Peru
    Statkraft

    The Gallito Ciego hydropower plant

  • hydropower plant
    Peru
    Monica Carrera

    The Gallito Ciego hydropower plant

  • hydropower plant
    Peru
    Statkraft

    The Gallito Ciego hydropower plant

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