Paute Molino Dam Profile
Capacity: 1,075 MW
Cost: US$ 883.0 million
Operational Status: In Operation
Operational Since: 1983
Companies Involved: Hidropaute S/A
Funders Involved: The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
- Paute Molino is the largest hydroelectric plant in Ecuador, accounting for about 35% of the electricity consumed in the country.
- The plant is part of a complex of hydroelectric dams planned to use the waters of the reservoir Amaluza. The other plants are: Mazar (under construction), Sopladora (under construction) and Cardenillo (under study).
Hidropaute S/A, responsible for the plant operation, is controlled by the state-owned company Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (Celec).
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Italian government, among other sources.