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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.
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.