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 .