The hydroelectric plant Minas-San Francisco will be operational in May, according to government officials. Located at kilometer 92 on the Cuenca – Pasaje highway, just south of the Yunguilla Valley, the plant will generate 275 megawatts of electric energy. It will supply electricity to the national grid, or the National Interconnected System (Sistema Nacional Interconectado). Last week, the plant’s reservoir began taking in water. The reservoir has a capacity of five million cubic meters of water and extends for five kilometers on the Rio Jubones. The plant’s three turbines will begin tests in April. Recently, two bridges were also inaugurated…
Want to read the whole story?
Subscribe to The Cuenca Dispatch and gain full access to this story, weekly issues, plus the entire running archive! With your subscription, you will gain access to all the news you'll need concerning Ecuador as a United States expat.
Get access to our most read articles
- Cuenca expat scene is ‘changing before our eyes’
- Global warming? Most of the hot air is generated by politicians
- Immerse yourself in Cuenca’s bountiful markets
- Ecuadorian named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list
- Searching for origin of the word ‘Gringo’
- Cuenca will have a new Ludic Botanical Garden
- Catholic church opens its doors to the LGBTI community
- World class dining in Cuenca
- Ancient craft of ikat thrives in Gualaceo
- Putting down roots in Cuenca