Hydroelectric use of irrigation systems
Power 64 kW
Water for irrigation
Re-Entry into Operation March 2020
Rincón de Soto, La Rioja
Rincón de Soto is a traditionally agricultural town in La Rioja located on the banks of the Ebro River. This special location has enabled the Rincón de Soto Community of Irrigators of the River Ebro to create an important irrigation infrastructure, made up of canals and irrigation ditches, to grow fruit and vegetables, for which these lands are particularly well known. The most renowned are the Rincón de Soto Pears and the Calahorra Cauliflowers.
Taking advantage of the existing irrigation infrastructure and the water concession, in 2010 the Rincón de Soto Irrigation Community of the Ebro River rebuilt the Micro-Hydraulic Plant, known as the Rebolluelo Hydroelectric Plant. The construction is equipped with a semi-Kaplan turbine, capable of generating 64 kW, taking advantage of a small waterfall in the vicinity of the Ebro River.
In 2018, SINFIN ENERGY, aware of the installation and its condition, through its EPC company, SINFIN TURBINES, carried out a study to put it back into operation.
The document was presented to the Ebro River Irrigation Community in Rincón de Soto in 2019. That same year, SINFIN ENERGY, through its facilities operator, SINFÍN CAPITAL, reached an agreement with the Irrigation Community of the Ebro River in Rincón de Soto through a lease from Rebolluelo Hydroelectric Plant to operate it until the end of the existing water concession