Peru power sector watch

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Monday, May 9, 2016

BNamericas updates developments from Peru's power generation and transmission front.

The energy and mines ministry approved requests from Magma Energía Geotérmica Perú to hand back geothermal exploration permits for areas Panejo and Sara Sara in southern departments Arequipa, Ayacucho and Moquegua.

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The ministry granted Ancorp Inversiones MZN a temporary concession for the 63MW Paucartambo hydroelectric project in Pasco and Junín regions. The developer submitted the request in October and now has 23 months to carry out feasibility studies.

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Participative workshops as part of environmental permitting for hydroelectric projects Apurímac 2500 (215MW), Ccollpani (50MW) and Santa Teresa II (280MW) are scheduled for this month, according to the ministry's energy environmental affairs office DGAEE.

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DGAEE, meanwhile, did not approve the detailed EIS presented by Líneas de Transmisión Peruanas for the Moyobamba-Iquitos transmission project. According to DGAEE, Líneas – which may submit a new EIS – did not clear up observations.

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And private investment promotion agency ProInversión reprogrammed the timetable for the call to develop the 200MW Quillabamba natural gas-fired power plant. New dates will be released shortly.

Peru will hold a run-off presidential election on June 5 to select between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski.