Peru's largest solar park enters service

Friday, February 9, 2018

Enel Green Power (EGP) Perú has begun commercial operations of its US$165mn 145MW Rubí solar photovoltaic park (pictured) in southern Moquegua region, the largest plant of its type in the country.

Energy and mining investment regulator Osinergmin made the announcement following an inspection visit.

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EGP picked up a 20-year PPA for Rubí in Peru's fourth renewable energy auction with an offer of US$47.98/MWh. The contract was signed in May 2016 and work began in November that year.

BNamericas reported recently that the project's transmission line was energized for the first time.

Rubí joins operating solar plants Moquegua FV (16MW), Panamericana Solar (20MW) and Tacna Solar (20MW), operated by Solarpack; and Majes 20T (20MW) and Repartición 20T (20MW), operated by Grupo T Solar Global.

Repartición was Peru's first solar power plant to begin commercial operations, coming online in October 2012, followed later that year by Panamericana, Tacna and Majes. Moquegua entered service in 2014.



Information from grid operator COES shows that Engie Energía Perú is scheduled to bring its 40MW Intipampa solar park in Moquegua online in April.

While temporary solar concessions are held by Hiperión Solar and SW Energías Limpias del Sur for respective projects Hiperión (100MW) and Majes II (80MW), both planned for southern Arequipa region, according to information from the energy and mines ministry.


On the dispatch front, Concesionaria Linea de Transmision CCNCM launched operations of 220kV 370km transmission line Carhuaquero-Cajamarca Norte-Cáclic-Moyobamba (pictured below).

The infrastructure will benefit more than 200,000 families in regions Cajamarca, Amazonas and San Martín, the ministry said following the ribbon cutting ceremony led by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and minister Angela Grossheim.

CCNCM, controlled by Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, holds a 30-year concession for the line which cost US$157mn.

CREDIT: Energy and mines ministry

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