German group secures Peru wind approval

Monday, September 1, 2014

Peru environmental authorities approved a wind power complex planned by a German developer.

Early last year, Sowitec, through special purpose company Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Las Salinas (Egelsa) filed an EIS for 120MW project Samaca with the energy and mines ministry.

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In a resolution, the ministry's energy environmental affairs office said Egelsa complied with all required environmental and citizen participation standards.

Samaca will boast 40 turbines and connect to the national SEIN grid via a 31.6km transmission line.

The 29 month project will require US$184mn for the turbines, US$69.2mn for electrical infrastructure (substation, transmission line) and US$33.9mn for civil works.

Wind power accounted for 0.38% of Peru electricity generation in July.