San Lorenzo, 8 MW

SAN LORENZO hydroelectric plant

This hydroelectric project takes water from the Fonseca river. It is a low-head hydro power project with a design flow of 54m3/s. A reservoir is formed by a 108 m long, 16 m high concrete dam equipped with hinged flaps over the dam. The water is conducted to an intake and desander tank. The water is then conducted through a trapezoidal channel to the headpond incorporating a side weir, a flushing channel and two pairs of gates at the beginning of the penstocks. The headpond is connected to the powerhouse by two short penstocks . The powerhouse houses two vertical Kaplan shaft units.

The powerhouse hosts two vertical Kaplan shaft units.

CARBON Engineering was contracted by SARET, (EPC contractor for the project) to perform the final design and construction plans for civil works .

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: in operation since 2014


Installed capacity:
8.6 MW


Client: SARET
Location: Chiriquí, Panamá

  • 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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