San Román de los Infantes, el primer salto del Duero

  1. Redondo Quintela, Félix
  2. Hernández Ramos, Pedro Antonio
  3. Redondo Melchor, Roberto Carlos
  4. García Arévalo, Juan Manuel
Técnica industrial

ISSN: 0040-1838

Year of publication: 2010

Issue: 290

Pages: 52-57

Type: Article

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TIIe expression "Saltos del Duero", ordrops ofthe Duero,usually refers fo fhe hydro-e/ectric planf ofRicobayo, in fhe province ofZamora, which began producing e/ectricity in 1934. TIIe productíon of hydro-e/ectric power on the ríver Duero, however, began more than thírty years earlier with the constructíon of the San Román de los Infantes hydro-e/ectric project, near Zamora,whích began functioning in 1902. It supplied e/ecfricity to the cities ofZamora, Toro, Valladolid and Salamanca, as well as other villages. In 19511berduero acquired the San Román de los Infantes hydro-e/ectric plant and, after being modernised at the end of the 1960's, it is still working, after more than 100 years. The engineer Federico Cantero Vil/amil was the person responsíble for this first hydro-e/ectric plant, also known as "El Porvenir de ZamoraH after the name of the company which was founded for its construction and operation. Cantero also contributed to the lafer hydro-electric development of the Duero wíth his hydro-electríc ventures and technical cooperatíon.