The Governor of Neuquén, Omar Gutiérrez, today supervised the progress of the Nahueve Multipurpose Development, the hydroelectric power plant that will generate 4.6 megawatts when completed, and announced that by mid 2023 the work will be interconnected.
"The turbines will be ready in March 2023 and the company is planning to start up the interconnection of the project by the middle of that year, which is very important and will be linked to the electricity system of northern Neuquén", the provincial president informed today during his tour.
Gutiérrez pointed out that "this work will generate 4.6 megawatts, which will guarantee the supply of electric power to the northern area of the province of Neuquén in the event of any contingency or inclement weather, which is why it is so important".
Finally, he pointed out that the work meant "an investment of 21 million dollars that is generating more than 200 direct and indirect jobs in the area".
The Nahueve Multipurpose Development, located in the Los Carrizos-Nahueve area, some 20 kilometers from the town of Andacollo, includes the generation of electric power, water supply and irrigation of more than 120 hectares, from a diversion dam with intake works for a conduction channel and subsequent restitution to the river of the same name.
This design allows the river to permanently flow over the weir, thus maintaining river connectivity and the migration of fish species.
In addition, the Ente Provincial de Energía de Neuquén (EPEN) is currently working in coordination with the consulting firm generating the project for the adaptation of the existing line and the necessary improvements to guarantee the quality of service in transmission lines and in accordance with EPEN regulations.