Salto Y-Y, 26 MW

SALTO Y-Y Hydrolectric Plant

Located on the Ye-Ye river course, in Nicaragua’s Norther Caribbean region. The project source from this river’s water flow, taking advantage of its 215.5m gross head. The design flow is 15m3/s. Made up of a regulation reservoir, bottom-discharge spillway, water collection system, tunnel, high-pressure piping and engine house with 2 Francis turbines, for an installed power capacity of 26 MW.

27m high gravity dam

CARBON Engineering was hired by Empresa Generadora de Nicaragua S.A. for the basic design, technical specifications and documents for the bidding process.

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: planning process


Installed capacity:
26 MW


Empresa Generadora de Nicaragua S.A.
Location: Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region, Siuna Municipality, Nicaragua

  • 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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