Acciona Energia sets foot in Peru with 131-MW wind project

Acciona wind park. Image by Acciona.

February 18 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewables pure-player Acciona Energia (BME:ANE) announced on Thursday it will construct a 131.1-MW wind farm in Peru, marking its entry into the country's renewable energy market.

The energy company said it will invest some USD 180 million (EUR 158.3m) in the project, located in San Juan de Marcona, in the Ica region. With 23 turbines, each with a capacity of 5.7 MW, the wind power facility should be able to produce 608 GWh, enough to supply the demand of 478,000 local homes.

Scheduled to break ground in April 2022, the wind farm is expected to be up and running by the end of 2023.

The project also includes the construction of a 33-km, 220-kV transmission line in order to connect the plant to the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN).

Currently, the South American portfolio of Acciona Energia consists of nearly 1,000 MW in operation in Chile and 850 MW of wind in Brazil.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.880)

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