• El Quimbo Hydroelectric Power Plant is an energy generating plant owned by Emgesa, located south of the department of Huila. It uses the waters of the Suaza and Magdalena rivers, has an installed capacity of 400 MW and an average generation of 2,216 Gwh/year, which provides about 4% of the Colombian energy demand.
  • El Quimbo Hydroelectric Plant has a single purpose reservoir of 8,250 hectares and its municipalities of influence are: Gigante, El Agrado, Garzón, Tesalia, Paicol and Altamira. The construction of its works began in 2010 and its operation began in November 2015. The construction investment was USD $ 1,231 million and together with Betania it constitutes a generation chain on the Magdalena River.
  • The main benefits of El Quimbo Hydroelectric Power Plant for the country are to guarantee the reliability of the energy supply, increase the energy security and stability of the Colombian electricity system and contribute significantly to the Nation's energy self-sufficiency.