AT A GLANCE: Electroperú project portfolio

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Peruvian state-controlled power generator Electroperú was the country's third largest electricity producer in 2016, accounting for 14% of energy output, behind Engie (17%) and Enel (16%).

In the first two months of 2017, Electroperú moved into second place, behind Engie and displacing Enel (see table below).

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The company's current capacity comes from hydroelectric plants Mantaro (798MW) – Peru's largest hydropower complex – and Restitución (280MW), and thermoelectric power station Tumbes (18.7MW).

To maintain its top tier position, Electroperú has outlined a series of initiatives to guarantee supply from its current plants along with a portfolio of mid to long-term projects, which include the following:

MIDDLE HUARI RIVER BASIN

– Construction of the 2.4Mm3 Abascocha dam, scheduled to be carried out in 2018.

UPPER PACHACAYO RIVER BASIN

– Construction of dams Norma and Antacocha to hold 5.4Mm3 expected to begin this year.

CHILICOCHA DAM

– Study due to be carried out and completed this year.

MANTARO MAINTENANCE

– Contract signed with Consorcio Tractebel (Leme Engenharia-Tractebel) to develop a study for the integral maintenance of Mantaro to increase its useful life. Consorcio MWH Perú-MWH Américas will supervise the study which is expected to be completed in 2018.

MANTARO TUNNEL

–Consorcio Lombardi-Norconsult is wrapping up a study to determine the feasibility of building a second water supply tunnel at Mantaro.

NEW CAPACITY

BA Energy Solutions completed a study on the feasibility of building a natural gas-fired plant, and Cesel Ingenieros finished similar work that looked at potential hydropower projects.

January-February combined power production (CREDIT: COES)