Hidroabanico is a mini-hydropower plant located in Jimbitono, a small village near the city of Macas. The project was designed to encompass two stages. The former (2004-2006) was intended to generate 15MW of clean energy and the latter (2007-2008) would expand its power capacity to 37.5 MW. The first stage was carried out without local resistance. Yet, in 2006 amidst a context of social unrest and of growing social organizing process against mining operations in the area, Jimbitono inhabitants started a process of mobilization and resistance against Hidroabanicos second stage. Among the reasons to explain this process of collective action was the fact that in March of that year, the mining company Corriente Resources made public a Letter of Intent with this hydropower company to supply power to its mining project (Mirador). As a result, a 75 days-strike began in Jimbitono in opposition to both the mining and hydroelectric projects. Finally, in November 2006 local government representatives committed themselves, among other measures, to suspend the second stage definitively. From this date on, the political context changed resulting in a more determined promotion of mining activities in the area. Hidroabanico has completed its second stage and is currently producing energy.