About the project

The “Central Hidroeléctrica de Santa Isabel” project aims to leverage the hydroelectric use of the waters flowing through the Rarinco-Quilque channel, in a section that presents an optimal slope. The plant is of a flowing or passing type and is dimensioned for a flow of 9.0 sqm/s, with an installed power of 1.4 MW and a plant factor of 79%. It has a work of derivation on the canal Rarinco-Quilque proper, which offers the necessary control systems to allow the continuous flow in case the plant stopes working. From this work comes out a forced pipeline DN 2200 and 723 m long.



1,40 MW

Annual Generation

12,30 GWh/year

Plant Factor

79 %

N. of turbines (Kaplan Vertical)


Maximum concessional flow


Design flow

9,00 m3/s

Gross Height

18,00 m

Net generation height

16,94 m

Adduction length


Forced pipe length

723,00 l

C02 Reduction


Equivalent forest Area


Access roads



Amb el suport de:

Unión Europea

Una manera de hacer Europa

Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional

Impulso SAGE has benefited from the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to promote technological development and innovation. Thanks to this funding, we have been able to add innovation to our processes, strategies, and advice for a digital marketing plan, and to promote ourselves internationally for the development of energy and water management projects. This action took place during 2021. To carry it out, we also had the support of the InnoCámaras program, from the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.


LENTE INGENIEROS, within the framework of the ICEX Next program, has had the support of ICEX, and the co-financing of the European ERDF fund. This support aims to contribute to the international development of the company and its environment.