Quijos-Baeza Dam Profile
Rivers: Papallacta / Quijos / Victoria
Capacity: 100 MW
Cost: US$ 220.0 million
Operational Status: Under Construction
Companies Involved: Empresa Eléctrica Quito S/A
Funders Involved: China Development Bank (CDB) / The Export-Import Bank of China (China Ex-Im)
Investment Plans: Plan Maestro de Electrificación 2021, Ecuador
Its design consists of two plants in cascade, one near the village of Cuyuja (50 MW) and another near the village of Baeza (50 MW).
The Empresa Eléctrica Quito S/A (in charge of the project) main shareholders are the Solidarity Fund of Ecuador (controlled by the federal government) and the Municipality of Quito.
Protected areas affected:
- Antisana Ecological Reserve (REA).
- Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve (RECAY).
The Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) has pledged to finance 60% of the work.