Permitting advances for 500kV Peru transmission line

Friday, November 21, 2014

Peru's environmental authorities received documents for a 500kV transmission project that will span southern regions Huancavelica, Ica, Arequipa and Moquegua.

The energy and mines ministry's energy environmental affairs office reported that ISA-controlled Consorcio Transmantaro filed the detailed EIS for 900km project Mantaro-Marcona-Socabaya-Montalvo.

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Information from energy and mining investment regulator Osinergmin reveals that overall advancement reaches 17%. Initial works such as demarcation, geotechnical studies and soil sampling are underway.

Commercial operations startup of the country's fifth 500kV transmission line and associated substations is scheduled for November 2016. ISA signed the 30-year concession contract last year after winning the project with an offer of US$278mn.

Power demand in the area will grow an estimated 1GW in coming years due to mining operations, according to private investment promotion agency ProInversión.

In recent days, Consorcio Transmantaro signed a contract for transmission concession Friaspata-Mollepata.