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Cornatel Hydroelectric Plant, Spain

Cornatel Hydroelectric Plant, Spain

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The plant

The Cornatel Hydroelectric Plant

The Cornatel Hydroelectric Plant is located in the town of Rubiá, in the autonomous community of Galicia in Spain. The power plant was inaugurated in 1964 and has an installed capacity of 132 MW.

The plant is powered by a dam and consists of two turbines with a nominal capacity of 66 MW each.

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Technology

Hydroelectric

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Status

In operation

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Operational capacity

132 MW

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Energy production

185 GWh/year on average*

*Production peak in 2021: 217 GWh/year

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CO2 emissions avoided

217 metric tons a year

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Milestones

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Impact on local communities

After undergoing extension renovations, Cornatel has adopted the sustainable plant (SUS Plant) model and has implemented several initiatives to optimize operational efficiency. Robots are being used to unblock water flows by pulverizing algae, providing economic savings and greater operational safety. Drones have recently been introduced to inspect the premises and support on-site personnel, optimizing the time and costs of control operations, and solutions to safeguard the local biodiversity and fauna have also been introduced.

Thanks in part to its network of local suppliers, the Cornatel power station is fully integrated with the community and is very conscious of environmental issues.

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