Peru power capacity demand short of record

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maximum power capacity demand on Peru's national grid in June hit 5.63GW compared to 5.37GW in the year-ago month and 5.66GW this May.

A record 5.68GW was set this March and this year's forecast high is 6.27GW.

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Data from grid operator COES also reveals that natural gas-fired plants accounted 52.6% of capacity supply last month. Hydro represented 45.5% and renewables 1.91%.

Capacity supply in June 2013 was led by hydro 51.3%, followed by natural gas 44.2%, coal 2.46% and renewables 2.05%.

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