Rafael Correa ordered the ‘unilateral termination of the contract’ with the Russian company that makes works in the Toachi Pilaton hydroelectric plant
The President recognized that the work is delayed. “They offered the first central. There are two: Sarapullo for December.” The 254.40 megawatt (MW) project harnesses the potential of the Toachi and Pilaton rivers. According to the website of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the work has an advance of 92.90%, to August this year. The project includes two cascading uses: Pilaton-Sarapullo and Toachi-Alluriquin. The first will capture the water of the Pilaton river in a small dam and will be transported by a tunnel of 5.9 kilometers to move three turbines of 16.3 MW.