Hydroelectric Power


Hydroelectric Power


Melo Hydroelectric Power Plant






ERH Consult has developed the Project Management of this hydroelectric plant located in the irrigation infrastructures of the “Asociación de Canalistas del Laja” (Irrigators Association), near Los Angeles (Biobío – Chile). This project has been promoted by the Irrigation Association, together with an investment group of mixed Chilean-Spanish capital.
The «Melo Hydroelectric Power Plant» project is located on the Caliboro river, which is fed from the main channel of the Association.
The plant is run-off river type and is dimensioned for a flow of 13.5 m³/s, with an installed power of 2.8 MW.
It has a low-rise weir and a conventional intake that feed a 3-km-long trapezoid channel that connects to a forebay from which, through a penstock D2400 and 860 m length, links to the power house, equipped with a single vertical axis Kaplan turbine. In the same building are located the electrical and control facilities as well as the transformerTASKS
Integral Project Management. Development of conceptual engineering, processing of environmental permits, processing of local permits, tendering and contracting of works, detail engineering, works management, works supervision, coordination and commissioning.

The commissioning was carried out in March 2017.