Peru thermo developer secures green light

Friday, December 16, 2016

Peru's energy and mines ministry granted Genrent del Perú an indefinite authorization to operate cold reserve thermoelectric plant Iquitos Nueva in northern Amazon region Loreto.

The ministry also approved the company's request to push back operations startup of the 78.9MW project to June 5.

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According to energy and mining investment regulator Osinergmin, the project is around 85% complete.

Iquitos Nueva will provide regular supply to the Iquitos isolated system until the Moyobamba-Iquitos transmission line comes online in 2019, when the plant will convert to cold reserve.

In July, the ministry extended a power contingency for the Iquitos system until Iquitos Nueva enters service.

In other sector news, the ombudsman said in its latest social conflicts report that of the 148 active and latent conflicts registered in November, 12 corresponded to energy, behind mining with 97 and hydrocarbons with 23.