Carregal

6.4 MW Hydropower Plant, Portugal

Technical Data
Total installed capacity6.4 MW
Turbine typePelton
Number of turbines1
Modular flow1.10 m3/s
Net head266 m

Project description

The Carregal hydropower plant is located in the municipality of São Pedro do Sul, in the district of Viseu, on the Teixeira River. The hydropower plant consist of a 750 rpm turbine, a 9 m high dam with a storage reservoir, followed by a 96 m tunnel, a 2.3 km penstock and a power house. The whole pipeline is buried in order to minimize any aesthetic or environmental impact.

Carregal started its operation in 1996 and was sold in 2011.

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