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Hydro - Alto Támega, Portugal, 1200MW

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Sector Hydro
Country Portugal  Flag Portugal
Region Tâmega
Project size (MW) 1200
Project Status Development
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Iberdrola will develop the Alto Támega hydroelectric complex in Portugal, one of the largest projects of its kind in Europe to have been carried out in the last 25 years. This initiative, which underlines the companyís commitment to cleaner generation technology and to progress in Portugal, envisages exploiting hydroelectricity infrastructure at Gouvaes, Padroselos, Alto Támega and Daivoes for 65 years.

The new installations will be located in close proximity to Galicia, where there are plans to upgrade electricity interconnections between Spain and Portugal, and near the Duero and Sil hydro power stations in Spain.

Iberdrola has designed a plan for the Alto Támega hydroelctric system
that includes: Construction of four dams, two pumping stations, two pure turbine stations; They will have a generating capacity of almost 1,200 megawatts (MW) and achieve annual production of around 2,000 gigawatt hours (GWh), quivalent to 3% of Portugalís electricity consumpt
Connected Companies
Developer Iberdrola SA
Debt financing NA
Primary equipment vendor NA
Operator NA
Other NA
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