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    MEDIANO HYDROELECTRIC PLANT

    A hydroelectric plant below a reservoir with a capacity of 67 MW, able to supply clean energy to around 45,000 homes

    Mediano is a 67-megawatt (MW) capacity hydro plant with 2 hydraulic sets of 33.5 MW each. It is a hydroelectric dam that can supply clean energy to around 45,000 homes. It is located in the municipality of Palo on the river Cinca, and has been in service since 1969.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Palo. Huesca. Spain.
    Capacity
    67 MW.
    River Basin
    Cinca.
    Type
    Power plant at the foot of a dam.
    Start-up
    1969.
    Flow through the turbine
    120 m3/s.
    Type of turbine
    Francis.
    Net fall
    76 m.
    Owner
    ACCIONA Energy.

    Key Points

    • Fed by the Mediano reservoir (436 hm3), it belongs to the Ebro Water Board. It has two pressure pipes that feed each of the power sets, with a flow rate of 60 m3/s.
    • This hydro plant is the one with the highest production in ACCIONA: 151 GWh/year.
    • It is located underground in a cave dug out of the rock.

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