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New Hydroelectric Project Will Benefit Ecuador
As of May 20, 2018

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March 27, 2013

Electrical contractors had an up close look at Ecuador's major Toachi - Pilatón Hydroelectric Project (TPHP) during the recent ELECTRI Cross-Border conference. The project, located 80 km southwest of the capital city, Quito, is designed for a total installed power of 253MW and will supply an estimated average generation of 1090 GWh per year to Ecuador's National Interconnected System. TPHP will connect two new hydroelectric renewable power plants and will take the place of power currently provided by fossil fuel burning in thermoelectric plants.

ELECTRI participants at the briefing heard reports on many environmental and economic benefits anticipated as a result of the project. These include a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, reductions in fossil fuel import and related expense for the country, generation of 4,000+ construction work opportunities and 200+ permanent operational jobs, new trade skills for the local work force, and assistance to local communities that surround the project area. Further information about the project is available here.

The visit was coordinated by Gabriel Rosales, Executive Director, CIEEPI (Colegio de Electricos y Electronicos de Pichincha). The luncheon at the project site was hosted by CELEC (Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador).