Aguacapa Dam

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Aguacapa Dam
Aguacapa Dam is located in Guatemala
Aguacapa Dam
Location of Aguacapa Dam
Official name Planta Hidroeléctrica Aguacapa
Location Guanazapa (Escuintla)
Coordinates 14°17′29″N 90°30′18″W / 14.29139°N 90.50500°W / 14.29139; -90.50500Coordinates: 14°17′29″N 90°30′18″W / 14.29139°N 90.50500°W / 14.29139; -90.50500
Opening date 1981
Dam and spillways
Impounds Aguacapa River
Total capacity 300,000 m³

The Aguacapa Dam (Spanish: Planta Hidroeléctrica Aguacapa ) is a reinforced concrete gravity dam and power plant spanning the Aguacapa River in Escuintla, Guatemala.[1]

The dam's reservoir has a total capacity of 300,000 m³.[1] The water is transported to the powerhouse through a 12.04 km long tunnel and a 3.65 km long pressure tube.[1] The plant has 3 x 30 MW Pelton turbines, with a total installed capacity of 90 MW. The plant has a net level declination of 490.6 m, and a designed flow of 7.33 m³/sec per unit.[1]

The plant's total output between 1981 and 2006 was 6600.96 GWh,[1] which amounts to an average annual electricity generation of 264 GWh.


  1. ^ a b c d e INDE. Hidroeléctricas. Consultado: 09-12-2010.