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Plans to build a natural gas-fired power generation plant in Peru's Lima region for close to 700MW continue on tap with the start of environmental permitting for the project's transmission component.
BNamericas has learned that Consorcio Eléctrico de Villacuri (Coelvisac) submitted a semi-detailed EIS with the energy and mines ministry's energy environmental affairs office DGAAE for the 220kV Sulpay-Independencia line.
Construction of the line would take close to two years.
Also from Peru, ombudsman Defensoría del Pueblo reported that Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza and the Salapampa community in Huánuco region signed an agreement which allows the company to resume construction of the 18.7MW Santa Lorenza I hydro project.
Information from energy and mining regulator Osinergmin shows that physical advancement of the plant at end-November was 35.1% and that the company has requested postponement of the commercial operation date to December 31 this year.
Difficulties in securing financing as well as the community issues have delayed the project, according to the watchdog.