Alberto Lleras Dam

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Alberto Lleras Dam
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Alberto Lleras Dam is located in Colombia
Alberto Lleras Dam
Location of Alberto Lleras Dam
Official name Embalse del Guavio
Location Guavio, Colombia
Coordinates 04°43′29″N 73°28′59″W / 4.72472°N 73.48306°W / 4.72472; -73.48306Coordinates: 04°43′29″N 73°28′59″W / 4.72472°N 73.48306°W / 4.72472; -73.48306
Opening date 1989
Owner(s) Endesa
Dam and spillways
Height 243 m (797 ft)[1]
Length 390 m (1,280 ft)
Dam volume 17,100,000 m3 (600,000,000 cu ft)
Spillway capacity 4,200 m3/s (150,000 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 1,043×10^6 m3 (846,000 acre·ft)
Power station
Commission date 1992[1]
Hydraulic head 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Turbines 5 x 230 MW (310,000 hp) Pelton-type
Installed capacity 1,150 MW (1,540,000 hp)[2]
Annual generation 5,890 GWh (21,200 TJ)

The Alberto Lleras Dam, also known as the Guavio Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Guavio River near Guavio, Colombia.

The dam was built in 1989[3] with a height of 243 metres (797 ft).[4] The dam has an installed hydroelectric generation capacity of 1,150 megawatts (1,540,000 hp), a crest length of 390 metres (1,280 ft),[5] and a structural volume of 17,100,000 cubic metres (600,000,000 cu ft).[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guavio Plant (Colombia)". Endesa. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Plants in Colombia". Industcards. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hydroelectric dams". 
  4. ^ "Highest dams in the world". 
  5. ^ a b "Dams of Columbia" (PDF).