Peru demand grows; thermo deal inked

Friday, October 3, 2014

Maximum power capacity demand on Peru's national grid in September hit 5,592MW compared with 5,322MW in the year-ago month and a record 5,677MW in March.

Data from grid operator COES also reveals that hydro accounted for 50.5% of capacity supply last month. Natural gas represented 46.5% and renewables 2.93%.

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Capacity supply in September 2013 was led by gas 48.8%, followed by hydro 47.5%, coal 2.47% and renewables 1.25%.

The latest figures coincide with the signing of a contract to expand the country's thermo capacity.

In a letter to local securities regulator SMV, generator Enersur said it inked a US$111mn deal with Duro Felguera to expand 852MW gas-fired plant Chilca Uno.

Work entails installation of an open cycle gas turbine due online in the first half 2016 and a combined cycle steam turbine scheduled to begin operations in 2H16 – for a combined 113MW.

Enersur's development pipeline includes thermo Ilo as part of project Nodo Energético del Sur, and hydro Quitaracsa. The power producer was the top generator in August.

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