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Aguieira Hydro Power Station

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 336000 kW
URL More about Aguieira Hydro Power Station
Portugal utility Energias de Portugal (EDP) has awarded a contract to Spanish utility Iberdrola to manage and sell electricity from EDP's 336-MW Aguieira pumped-storage project and the 24-MW Raiva hydropower plant on Portugal's Mondego River. Portugal's competition authority required EDP to assign temporarily to another operator, for five years, the right to operate and manage the 360-MW Aguieira-Raiva complex. Autoridade da Concorrencia made that a condition in 2008 when it cleared EDP to operate the 259.2-MW Alqueva and 10-MW Pedrogao hydroelectric projects and to acquire the operators of about a dozen small hydropower projects. In competition organized by EDP, Iberdrola submitted the winning bid to manage and market electricity from Aguieira-Raiva from April 1 until March 31, 2014. The Aguieira project has reversible pumping capacity of 270 MW, representing 25 percent of all pumping capacity of that type in Portugal.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 01.01.1981
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Aguieira, Coimbra

Utility Energias de Portugal (EDP)
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Energias de Portugal (EDP)
Energy Storage Technology Provider Vevey,Nohab,Mague, Alstom, Sorefame
O&M Contractor Energias de Portugal EDP, Iberdorla
Cost & Performance
Performance Estimated Annual Production: 219 GWh
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
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