Chucás, 50 MW

CHUCÁS hydroelectric plant

Hydroelectric project under the BOT modality promoted by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). It diverts the waters of the Grande de Tárcoles river. It consists of a gravity dam of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) 54 m height forming a regulation reservoir of 14.7 hm3, a water intake in the left bank, an exposed steel pipe 405 m long and 6.5 m diameter, and a powerhouse housing two Francis turbines, with a total capacity of 50 MW.

Tunnel of diversion of 9.80 m of diameter

CARBON Engineering was contracted by ENEL Green Power for the final design, specifications, and quantities of the powerhouse, penstock and diversion works.

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: Operating since 2016


Installed capacity: 50 MW


Client: ENEL Green Power
Location: Atenas and Mora, Costa Rica

  • Address

    Oficentro Alquimia, 100 mts south from John Deere’s dealership
    La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica.
    Tel: (506) 2290 4070 | Fax: (506) 2290 7122
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