Peru thermoelectric developer secures environmental clearance

Monday, August 25, 2014

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.

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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.