Hydroelectric Plants in Spain - Asturias

Arbon
Location: Asturias
Operator: E.ON Espana
Configuration: 2 X 28 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1967-1968
T/G supplier: Voest, BBC

Photograph courtesy of Enel Viesgo
Posted 26 Jun 2005

Arenas
Location: Asturias
Operator: E.ON Espana
Configuration: 2 X 4.8 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1958
T/G supplier: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Enel Viesgo
Posted 3 Jul 2005

Cauxa
Location: Asturias
Operator: Hidroelectrica Rio Lena
Configuration: 1 X 2.8 MW Francis
Operation: 1995
T/G supplier: Babcock Hydro, Indar
Quick facts: This SHP is in La Bega, Belmonte de Miranda. Operation began in Dec 1995. The cost was €2.7mn.

Photograph courtesy of Hidroelectrica Rio Lena
Posted 7 Sep 2015

De Caldones
Location: Asturias
Operator: Hidroelectrica Rio Lena
Configuration: 1 X 500-kW Pelton
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SHP is in Caldones, Gijon. Operation began in Feb 2009. The cost was €1mn.

Photograph courtesy of Hidroelectrica Rio Lena
Posted 7 Sep 2015

La Barca
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 2 X 26.4 MW, 1 X 2.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1967-1975
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, CENEMESA
Quick facts: This HPP is on the Rio Narcea. The plant was acquired from Union Fenosa in 1994.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 6 Nov 2016

Doiras
Location: Asturias
Operator: E.ON Espana
Configuration: 2 X 20.1 MW
Operation: 1944
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph by Monmr (wikimedia)
Posted 18 Aug 2013

La Florida
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 2 X 2-MW, 1 X 4- MW Francis
Operation: 1953-1958
T/G supplier: Voith, CENEMESA, Industrias Aguirena
Quick facts: This SHP is on the Rio Narcea. The plant was acquired from Union Fenosa in 1994.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 6 Nov 2016

La Malva
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 3 X 2.3-MW Pelton
Operation: 1917-1918
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, BBC
Quick facts: This SHP was the first plant of a new company called Saltos de Agua de Somiedo, formed in Oviedo in Mar 1913 to exploit regional hydro power resources.This was one of hte predecessor companies for the current EDP HC Energia. La Malva was built in Pola de Somiedo.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 13 Nov 2016

Miranda Belmonte
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 4 X 16.2-MW Pelton
Operation: 1962
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, BBC
Quick facts: This SHP has 22km of tunnels and shafts uses waters from the Somiedo and Piguena rivers. The HPP is connected at 132kV to the La Corredoria S/S in Oviedo .

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 13 Nov 2016

La Muela
Location: Asturias
Operator: Hidroelectrica Rio Lena
Configuration: 1 X 4.8-MW Pelton
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: Alstom, Indar
Quick facts: This SHP is in Puente de Los Fierros, Lena. Operation began in Jan 2002. The cost was €4.5mn.

Photograph courtesy of Hidroelectrica Rio Lena
Posted 7 Sep 2015

La Riera
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 3 X 2.6-MW Pelton
Operation: 1946-1956
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, BBC, CENEMESA
Quick facts: Work at La Riera began in 1930, but the first two sets did not complete until 1946.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 13 Nov 2016

Prianes
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 2 X 4.2 MW, 1 X 10 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1952-1967
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, Neyrpic, BBC, General Electric Espanola
Quick facts: This HPP has dams on the Nalon and Nora rivers. Work on the third unit began in 1960.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 3 Dec 2016

Proaza
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 2 X 24 MW Francis
Operation: 1968
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, CENEMESA
Quick facts: This HPP is in the Rio Trubia basin.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 3 Dec 2016

Salime
Location: Asturias
Operator: EDP HC Energia
Configuration: 4 X 31.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1953-1955
T/G supplier: EE
Quick facts: At completion, this HPP was one of the three largest in Europe. Development began in 1941 and the plant was built in cooperation with Electra de Viesgo SA. Endesa has a 50% ownership sake in Salime.

Photograph courtesy of EDP HC Energia
Posted 3 Dec 2016

Silvon
Location: Asturias
Operator: E.ON Espana
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW Francis
Operation: 1959-1964
T/G supplier: Alsthom

Photograph by Monmr (wikimedia)
Posted 18 Aug 2013

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Dec-2016

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