Wind turbines at work. Author: Nick Cross. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.
Two onshore wind farms and a biomass-fired power plant in Peru will this year commence commercial operations to bring around 39 MW of new non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) capacity, the Peruvian government informed last week.
The two 18.4-MW wind projects, Duna and Humbos, were developed by Spanish renewable energy firm Grenergy Renovables SL (BME:GRE) and selected in the Peruvian government’s fourth auction to supply electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
The wind farms, which have brought in investments of more than USD 47 million (EUR 41m), will operate in the region of Cajamarca.
The Callao biomass-fired plant will generate 2.4 MW using solid urban waste. This project too was successful in the fourth renewable energy auction with the beneficiary being a local company Empresa Concesionaria Energia Limpia SAC, a subsidiary of waste manager Petromas.
The investment in Callao reached USD 2.5 million.
These facilities will be joined by new hydropower plants (HPPs), the 19.8-MW Manta and the 205.8-MW San Gaban III, by 2023 at the latest.
In addition to supporting electricity generation, Peru is also working on several transmission projects to bring services to every corner of the country, the government said.
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