ContourGlobal Peru to study 224 MW of wind projects
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Peru's energy ministry has authorised ContourGlobal Peru SAC to carry out feasibility studies for two wind plants of combined 224 MW in the northwestern regions of Piura and La Libertad.
The ministry issued temporary concession permits for the Almirante Grau and Cupisnique II projects, according to the state gazette on Sunday. The permits will be valid in the next 24 months.
The company will evaluate 76 MW at the Almirante Grau site, located in La Brea and Parinas districts, while Cupisnique II is a 148-MW project in San Pedro de Lloc. It follows the completion of the 83.18-MW Cupisnique last year along with the 30.85-MW Talara wind farm, both developed by US investor ContourGlobal through its Peruvian subsidiary Energia Eolica.
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