The Power Plant, which has an installed capacity of 170 MW, is located in the department of Antioquia, on the basins of the Nare and Guatapé Rivers, in the jurisdictions of the San Rafael, San Roque, Alejandría, Concepción and Santo Domingo municipalities. The power plant began operation in 1988 with two 85-MW units.
It harnesses the flow of the Nare River, downstream of the Peñol Reservoir’s Santa Rita Dam, an embankment dam that creates a reservoir with a total capacity of 185.5 million m3.
The energy produced is supplied to the National Transmission System through a 230 kV substation that has a main busbar and transfer configuration.
The reservoir comprises an area of 10.6 km2 and has a capacity of 185.5 million m3. The Guillermo Cano Dam on the Nare River, one kilometer downstream from the confluence with the San Lorenzo River, consists of an earthfill gravity structure that is 63 m tall and 580 m long at the crest.
Our environmental management
The environment in which we build our generation projects and operate our power plants comprises three dimensions: biotic (fauna and flora), physical (water, air and soil) and social. Whenever we carry out activities, we consider the relationship between these three dimensions, and commit ourselves to comprehensive environmental management that includes the identification, assessment, prevention, correction, mitigation and offsetting of negative environmental and social impacts, while also seeking to reinforce any positive impacts, thereby complying with current and applicable environmental regulations.
We prepare the relevant environmental impact assessments and environmental management plans, and we always adhere to the precautionary principle, i.e. if there is any doubt regarding the effect that an action or activity on our part could cause, we do not move forward with it. We carry out this exercise in all our power plants and generation projects' areas of influence, and we implement development programs, understanding each region's characteristics and facilitating participation by the communities.
Find out more about our environmental management, the initiatives we carry out with communities from our power plants' areas of influence, and the Encomunidad media through which we promote transparent and friendly communication and information.
- See PDF | Technical Specifications
- See PDF | Environmental Management Plan