Clean energy on the Cinca River
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Mediano is a 67-megawatt (MW) capacity hydro plant with 2 hydraulic sets of 33.5 MW each. It is a hydroelectric dam that can supply clean energy to around 45,000 homes. It is located in the municipality of Palo on the river Cinca, and has been in service since 1969.
- Location: Palo. Huesca. Spain.
- Capacity: 67 MW.
- River Basin: Cinca.
- Type: Power plant at the foot of a dam.
- Start-up: 1969.
- Flow through the turbine: 120 m3/s.
- Type of turbine: Francis.
- Net fall: 76 m.
- Owner: ACCIONA.
- Fed by the Mediano reservoir (436 hm3), it belongs to the Ebro Water Board. It has two pressure pipes that feed each of the power sets, with a flow rate of 60 m3/s.
- This hydro plant is the one with the highest production in ACCIONA: 151 GWh/year.
- It is located underground in a cave dug out of the rock
Flow through the turbine
tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided
Mediano hydroelectric plant in pictures