Peru's gas-fired plants maintain dominance

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Natural gas-fired power generation in Peru represented 51.2% of maximum demand offtake last month compared to 52.8% in August 2013 and 53.3% this July.

Hydro represented 47.1% and renewables 1.7% this August versus 43% hydro, 3% coal and 1% renewables a year earlier, according to grid operator COES.

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Maximum demand last month hit 5,524MW compared with 5,256MW in August 2013 and a record 5,677MW this March.

Information from energy and mining investment regulator Osinergmin reveals 1,591MW thermo is penciled in to be added to the national SEIN grid in 2015-20. Hydro would contribute 2,567MW and renewables including small hydro 441MW.

Installed SEIN capacity at end-2013 totaled 8.34GW, of which 4.98GW was thermo, 3.28GW hydro and 84MW solar.

Also from Peru, Enersis reported the close of its previously announced deal with Inkia Americas Holdings to purchase the latter's indirect shares in Generandes Perú.