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Peru's energy authorities approved an EIS to increase capacity of a planned thermoelectric plant in Madre de Dios region.
The Puerto Maldonado project belongs to Infraestructuras y Energías del Perú and will boast 40MW, of which 20MW will be reserve.
Project development will not pass through any protected natural area or buffer zone, according to the energy and mines ministry's energy environmental affairs office.
Construction of the US$40mn complex is scheduled to take 11 months. The plant will run on diesel and/or natural gas or another fuel.
Original capacity in the concession contract signed with the state in 2012 envisioned 15-18MW.