6.4 MW Hydropower Plant, Portugal
|Total installed capacity||6.4 MW|
|Number of turbines||1|
|Modular flow||1.10 m3/s|
|Net head||266 m|
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.