Nuevo Mundo Dam

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Neuvo Mundo Dam
Nuevo Mundo Dam is located in Cuba
Nuevo Mundo Dam
Location of Neuvo Mundo Dam
Official name Presa Neuvo Mundo
Country Cuba
Location Moa, Holguín Province
Coordinates 20°33′28.98″N 74°58′49.55″W / 20.5580500°N 74.9804306°W / 20.5580500; -74.9804306Coordinates: 20°33′28.98″N 74°58′49.55″W / 20.5580500°N 74.9804306°W / 20.5580500; -74.9804306
Purpose Water supply, power
Status Operational
Opening date 1985; 30 years ago (1985)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Moa River
Height 75.5 m (248 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 141,000,000 m3 (114,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 112 km2 (43 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2010
Turbines 2 x 1 MW horizontal Francis-type
Installed capacity 2 MW
Annual generation 16 GWh

The Nuevo Mundo Dam is an embankment dam on the Moa River about 12 km (7.5 mi) south of Moa in Holguín Province, Cuba. The purpose of the dam is municipal water supply and hydroelectric power generation. The 75.5 m (248 ft) tall dam was completed in 1985.[1] The 2 MW power station at the base of the dam was commissioned in 2010.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peña.doc "Estudios de Peligro, Vulnerabilidad y Riesgos Naturales. Acciones de La Defensa Civil." (Microsoft Word) (in Spanish). Universidad de Matanzas. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Evaluación de la generación de la Pequeña Central Hidroeléctrica de Moa" (in Spanish). Ciencia & Futuro. Retrieved 30 April 2014.