Peru continues transmission push with new call

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Peru's government launched bidding to reinforce electricity dispatch in southern regions Cusco and Puno.

The 30-year Tintaya-Azángaro transmission concession was one of five such projects announced last month by authorities.

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The 220kV, 450MVA line will stretch 128km and take 36 months to complete, according to investment promotion agency ProInversión. Estimated investment is US$59.9mn.

The deadline to pay the participation fee and submit qualification documents is July 18, with offers due and awarding expected in the fourth quarter, according to reference terms.

CREDIT: ProInversión

Last month, ProInversión issued a call for the 500kV Mantaro-Nueva Yanango-Carapongo and Nueva Yanango-Nueva Huánuco lines. Bidding is also underway for the 138kV Aguaytía-Pucallpa project.

In a related development, the energy and mines ministry granted Huaura Power Group the definitive concession for the transmission component of the company's 15MW Yarucaya hydroelectric project in Lima region.

The US$34mn plant was a winner in Peru's third renewable energy auction and is due online in December.

In addition, the ministry authorized the transfer of 25.5mn soles (US$8mn) to distributors Electronorte and Electro Sur Este to improve rural electrification.