Peru greenlit 528 MW of renewables in 2021, over 1.8 GW in queue

Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines wind farm

January 4 (Renewables Now) - The Peruvian government granted definitive concessions to a total of 527.55 MW of wind and solar power projects in 2021, the energy and mining ministry announced at the end of the year.

It said these projects -- for two wind and two solar farms -- represent a combined investment of USD 563.63 million (EUR 499.1m).

On top of these, seven wind and solar projects totalling 1,870 MW were granted temporary concessions, which give their developers the right to use public land and assets and secure easements to conduct feasibility studies.

In this group are four wind and two solar farm proposals, and one wind-and-solar hybrid project named Windica, the ministry said.

According to the ministry’s count, there are 32 non-conventional renewable energy plants operating in Peru, with the combined capacity of 881.3 MW. The capacity is divided between seven wind and nine solar farms and 16 plants using bagasse and waste as fuel.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.886)

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