Canalete, 17.5 MW

CANALETE hydroelectric plant

This project, owned by Coopeguanacaste, contracting its development to Edificadora Beta SA, is a hydroelectric project on the Zapote river consisting of a lateral intake with concrete dam with overflow spillway, bottom discharge gate and channel type conduction to the daily regulation reservoir. The reservoir has dissipation works for conduction, spillway and water intake in antechamber at the beginning of penstock. The project has a 34m high steel surge tank. The powerhouse has 2 Francis units for an installed capacity of 17.5 MW.

The project has a 34m high steel surge tank.

CARBON Engineering was hired by Edificadora Beta, for the final design and construction plans of all civil works, including the floodgates. The plant began operating in January 2008.

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: Operating since January 2008


Installed capacity: 17.5 MW


Client: Edificadora Beta
Location: Upala, 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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