The Chancay Hydroelectric Power Plant is a run-of river reservoir hydroelectric power plant located in Peru, in the district of San Miguel de Acos, province of Huaral, and department of Lima. The purpose of HPP Chancay is to generate electricity using renewable energy sources to be supplied to Peru’s National Interconnected Electric Grid (SEIN). The HPP Chancay generates electricity without emitting GHGs. It reduces anthropogenic GHG emissions by displacing GHGs that would have been emitted if fossil fuels were burned to generate power.
HPP Chancay takes advantage of the natural downward flow of the Chancay River by guiding water conducting channel and tunnels. From there, the water is conducted through a penstock to the powerhouse, with an absolute height of 731 m. The powerhouse of HPP Chancay hosts two horizontal Pelton turbines and two Generators. The power capacity is 19.8 MW.
HPP Chancay use around 3.4 m3/sec) of water flow and a minimum ecological flow of 0.211 m3/sec. HPP Chancay has a small reservoir for hourly regulation with 95,000 m3 of capacity.
The spatial extent of HPP Chancay boundary is the SEIN. The generated electricity is supplied to the SEIN through a 60.45 km, 60 kV transmission line to the Huaral sub-station.
HPP Chancay has reduced 177,044 tCO2e. Methane and carbon dioxide that may be emitted to the atmosphere as a result of the construction and operation of the Project are negligible.
During the period 2011-2023, the following activities of social responsibility have been taken in the communities of Viscas and Ravira, Pacaraos: Internet service, phone grid, donation of school consumables, library donation, installation of cocking stoves, grocery donation basket for Mother´s Day, ophthalmologic medical campaign, electrical-mechanical capacitation course for young people, workshop on guinea pig breeding, IT courses, donation of cattle feed, lecturing workshop for local teachers, first aid food donation during the pandemic quarantine, donation of protection masks, goggles, gloves, disinfectants, oxygen equipment, digital thermometers and protective clothing, toys, additional support courses in mathematics for primary and secondary schools, workshops for founding and formalization of small business, knitting and weaving workshops, organization of local patron celebration in order to protect local cultural heritage, improving of local sewage infrastructure, construction of sport playground in local community school, fuel donation to district municipality, project of handling solid residues, development of medical campaign, organizing of Christmas celebrations, donation of goods and materials to police, improving of reservoir and system of irrigation for agriculture, improving of public lighting, support for the annual celebration of board of water users, starting the Program Maestro 21 in order to improve the knowledge of the teachers in local schools, installation of irrigation system for avocado plantation and elaboration of liquid organic fertilizers.
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Bank transfer payment for this project is possible from USD 1,200.00