Central Lircay

Lircay Plant

The Lircay Plant is connected to the Central Interconnected System (CIS) to supply energy to consumers.

Designed with the best qualified technology on the market, it structure includes an intake, a headrace channel of 3 km., a flow rate of 25 cubic meters per second, a penstock, a powerhouse with two Francis turbines with horizontal Andritz axis / Vatech MW of 9.7 each and a substation of 6.6/66 kV.

It also has a transmission line of 27 km. long to evacuate the energy generated by CIS through the Maule substation.

Central Lircay is registered with a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). According with this international environmental treaty, Lircay reduces the anual CO2 emissions to 53.000 tons.