Enel Green Power (EGP) has increased its total of installed capacity in Latin America with the commissioning of an 85 MW hydropower plant in Guatemala.

The Palo Viejo plant was built by EGP with the support of Simest, a public-private finance institution that promotes the development of Italian enterprises. It is EGP’s fifth hydropower plant in Guatemala, where the company now operates 161 MW of generating capacity.

Palo Viejo is a run-of-river plant that will generate 370 GWh/year of electricity. EGP’s installed capacity in Latin America now stands at 754 MW, according to EGP CEO Francesco Starace, who said in a statement that the region has “major growth potential”.