Mazar Dam Profile
Capacity: 160 MW
Flooded Area: 9 Km2
Affected People (official): 4,584
Cost: US$ 400.0 million
Operational Status: In Operation
Operational Since: 2010
Companies Involved: Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC) / GDF Suez / Tractebel / Hidropaute S/A
Funders Involved: The Export-Import Bank of China (China Ex-Im)
Located upstream of Paute Molino hydroelectric plant, the largest in the country. Mazar is part of the hydroelectric complex planned for the Paute River, which also includes: Sopladora (under construction) and Cardenillo (under study).
Hidropaute S/A is controlled by the state-owned Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (Celec).
Scheduled to start operating in 2010.
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Among the 4584 people directly affected, 630 land owners will be compensated and relocated.
Impacts on flora:
The estimated biomass in the floodplain is 4038361.60 kg.