Cuervo Hydroelectric Project

Cuervo Hydroelectric Project

Cuervo Hydroelectric Project


  • Baseline Studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment – Study
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Regulatory Review by the Environmental Authority

Client: Energía Austral

Location: Chile

Completion Date EIS Report: 2009

Project Description: The Cuervo Hydroelectric project is a proposed 640 MW hydroelectric project. The environmental impact study was developed within the current requirements of Chilean legislation and World Bank guidelines and the project was approved in 2012.

Knight Piésold’s Role: Knight Piésold was involved in developing the Baseline Studies Terms of Reference; preparing environmental baseline documentation; evaluating environmental impacts through the application of mathematical models and / or mapping tools; and active participation in the citizen participation program and permitting process with authorities.