Peru hydropower developer files EIS

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peru's environmental authorities received documents for a 245MW hydro complex in southeast Puno region.

The Nueva Esperanza Hydro company is behind the project comprising plants Anto Ruiz I (16.6MW), II (30.1MW), III (93.6MW) and IV (103MW), according to the EIS filed with the energy environmental affairs office under the energy and mines ministry.

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Construction would take seven years and span districts Ayapata and Ituata, in Carabaya province. Output would supply the national grid.

The developer said the project would not pass through any natural protected areas or buffer zones.

Prior EIS submission and as required, Nueva Esperanza Hydro held informative workshops with local communities. Additional meetings are scheduled for next month.

In a related report, the Inter-American Investment Corporation approved a loan of up to US$6.65mn to help Hidrocañete refinance debt for the 4MW run-of-the-river plant Nuevo Imperial-Cañete, which began operations in 2012.