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The developer of a thermo reserve plant in Peru's southeast plans to increase capacity, BNamericas has learned.
The Puerto Maldonado project in Madre de Dios region belongs to Infraestructuras y Energias del Perú and would boast 40MW, according to an EIS filed with the energy and mines ministry.
Original capacity in the concession contract signed with Peru's state envisioned 15-18MW.
The revised project will boast up to 20, 2MW units which will run on diesel and/or natural gas or another fuel. The plant will connect to the national grid via a substation operated by Electro Sur Este.
Construction of the US$40mn project is scheduled to take 11 months.