The Power Plant is located in southern Tolima within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Chaparral, some 150 km from Ibagué. It has an installed capacity of 80 MW across two generation units, and can generate firm energy of 215 GWh/year and an average of 510 GWh/year.
It harnesses the water from the Amoyá and Davis Rivers with a run-of-river intake system, and therefore there is no reservoir. It meets Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) requirements, and thus national and international authorities can be sure of the plant's contribution to climate change mitigation.
The Power Plant harnesses a maximum flow of 18.4 m3 per second, equal to the average flow of the Amoyá River at the intake site. The net head is 518.40 m, which is due to the forebay being located at 1,478.7 m above sea level and the turbines at 960.30 MASL.
Run-of-the-river coexistence stories of hope See book
In the Las Hermosas canyon, during construction of the Amoyá power plant, unique events took place that transformed the region. These represent an example of coexistence for the country, as well as an opportunity for reflection on relations with the territories and the creation of peace.
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 | Amoyá River - La Esperanza Hydroelectric Power Plant presentation
- See PDF | Technical Specifications
- See PDF | Clean Development Mechanism presentation (CDM)
- See PDF | Legal transfers
- See PDF | Social and Environmental Management Summary