Xacbal Beta, 25MW

Xacbal Beta Hydroelectric Plant

This project takes water directly from Xacbal powerhouse (currently in operation), conducing it to a reservoir through a 420m long trapezoidal channel. This reservoir stores 100,000 m3 supplementing regulation in Xacbal, while reducing the environmental impacts of low river flows when Xacbal is not in operation . Conduction continues into the powerhouse through pressure pipes . Maximum available gross head is 52 m, the design flow is 60 m3 / s for an installed capacity of 25 MW.

Design flow of 60 m3 / s for an installed capacity of 25 MW

CARBON Engineering was hired by ELGUA S.A. for pre - feasibility studies . This study includes topographic survey, geological and geotechnical studies, hydrological studies , analysis of alternatives, power generation study , budget and economic analysis.

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: preliminary studies


Installed capacity: 25 MW


Client: ELGUA S.A.
Location: Guatemala

  • 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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