Yacyretá transmission line, loss reduction and access to energy
The overall objective of the project is to improve the competitiveness of the productive sector and the livelihoods of the Paraguayan population, through greater security of supply and efficient use of the available sources of renewable electricity. This includes access to affordable electricity for the lowest-income segment of the population.
The project involves the construction of a 500 kV, 363 km-long high-voltage transmission line linking the Yacyretá hydroelectric plant with the capital, Asunción, and the reduction of energy losses by replacing electro-mechanical meters that are defective, burnt, or do not measure correctly and by providing informal settlements, social tariff beneficiaries and low-income residential customers with electronic meters and connections.
Results of the transmission line component:
- Increase in energy transported from Yacyretá to the metropolitan area of Asunción
- Significant reduction in terms of wasted energy, due to the increased reliability of supply synchronization of the two sub-transmission systems and reduction of transmission losses
Results of the component on loss reduction in distribution networks:
- Reduction of non-technical energy losses
- Connection to the electricity grid of the population living in informal settlements