Peru generator lands 192MW hydro concession

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Peru's government granted a definitive concession for a 192MW hydro complex in Junín region.

The Curibamba project belongs to power producer Edegel and is planned for districts Apata, Molinos and Monobamba, according to a supreme resolution.

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The plant would use water from the Tulumayo river in Jauja province.

In its second quarter earnings report, the Generandes-controlled company said construction of Curibamba was in evaluation.

Edegel has five hydros in operation with a combined effective capacity of 557MW and two thermos which total 894MW. The generator also has an 80% stake in Chinango which operates hydros Yanango and Chimay for a combined 194MW.

Edegel was the second largest electricity generator in August.

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