Enersis secures 730MW Peru hydro concession

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Peru's government granted Latin America energy group Enersis the definitive concession for a 730MW hydro complex.

The planned Veracruz project belongs to Enersis-controlled Compañía Energética Veracruz.

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The energy and mines ministry's general power department is now authorized to sign the concession contract with Compañía Energética Veracruz, according to a supreme resolution.

The plant would span regions Cajamarca and Amazonas and use water from the Marañón river. Components include a 168m-high dam and a reservoir with a useful capacity of 431Mm3.

According to grid operator COES's 2015-24 transmission plan, Veracruz is due online in 2022.

In another supreme resolution, the government granted Generadora de Energía del Perú a definitive concession for transmission lines associated with its Puno region hydro projects Angel I, II and III, each of which will boast 19.9MW. Start of commercial operations for all three is penciled in for December 31, 2017.

BNamericas will host its 11th Southern Cone Energy Summit in Lima, Peru, on November 12-13. Click here to download the agenda.