Mazar Dam

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Mazar Dam
Mazar Dam is located in Ecuador
Mazar Dam
Location of Mazar Dam
Country Ecuador
Location Cañar Province
Coordinates 2°35′31.71″S 78°37′03.58″W / 2.5921417°S 78.6176611°W / -2.5921417; -78.6176611Coordinates: 2°35′31.71″S 78°37′03.58″W / 2.5921417°S 78.6176611°W / -2.5921417; -78.6176611
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 2004
Opening date 2010
Owner(s) Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Paute River
Height 166 m (545 ft)
Length 340 m (1,120 ft)
Elevation at crest 2,166 m (7,106 ft)
Width (base) 500 m (1,600 ft)
Dam volume 5,483,000 m3 (193,600,000 cu ft)
Active capacity 309×10^6 m3 (251,000 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 410×10^6 m3 (330,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 4,388 km2 (1,694 sq mi)
Max. length 31 km (19 mi)
Normal elevation 2,153 m (7,064 ft)
Power station
Commission date 2010
Hydraulic head 68 m (223 ft)
Turbines 2 x 85 MW (114,000 hp) Francis-type
Installed capacity 170 MW (230,000 hp)
Annual generation 800 gigawatt-hours (2,900 TJ) (est.)

The Mazar Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Paute River Cañar Province, Ecuador. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it is located directly upstream of the Paute Dam as part of the Amaluza-Molino project. The dam's power station has an installed capacity of 170 megawatts (230,000 hp). Construction on the dam began in 2004; the generators were commissioned in 2010 and the remaining works were completed in 2011.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Introduction". CELEC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. "See all pages for the Mazar Dam" 
  2. ^ "Mazar Dam and Hydropower Project". Tractebel. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mazar Hydroelectric Plant". Impreglio. Retrieved 7 May 2013.