Brief: Peru brings thermo online

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Genrent del Perú has launched official operations of the US$108mn Iquitos Nueva thermoelectric plant for up to 80.5MW in Loreto region in the northern Amazon.

Investment promotion agency ProInversión awarded Genrent the project in 2013 to replace antiquated and obsolete generation units.

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In a first stage, the MAN-unit equipped plant, which entered service in October, will supply the Iquitos isolated system until the Moyobamba-Iquitos power transmission line comes online, and then convert to cold reserve.

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Picutured: Iquitos Nueva machine house (CREDIT: Osinergmin)