Colombia , Ecuador , Chile , Peru and Bolivia
Press Release

Energy interconnection between Peru and Ecuador advances

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Energy interconnection between Peru and Ecuador advances

Minem statement

This is an automated translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

Within the framework of the Andean Region Electrical Integration Meeting, which brought together delegates from the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) in our capital, the Lima Declaration was signed, a document that strongly supports the 500-kilovolt Peru-Ecuador Interconnection project ( kV), among other projects that will contribute to the energy development of the region.

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Alessandra G. Herrera Jara, and her counterpart from Ecuador, Xavier Vera Grunauer, signed the document jointly with the Deputy Minister of Energy of Colombia, Belizza Ruiz Martínez, the Director of Energy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Severino Quispe Ramos, the executive secretary of the Chilean National Energy Commission, Eduardo Esperguel; among other CAN delegates.

Likewise, during the event organized by the CIER and the IDB, Minister Herrera Jara called on the countries of the region to work in an articulated, coherent manner and with a strategic vision in an energy interconnection in the region as South America It has great natural resources.

It should be noted that the Lima Declaration highlights the importance of the efforts of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in granting the financing of the Ecuador-Peru Interconnection project at a voltage level of 500 KV, in the section that corresponds to the Republic of Ecuador and in the elaboration of the technical regulations, to execute the project that will benefit the productive sectors of both countries.

Likewise, the document highlights the important support of the Regional Energy Integration Commission (CIER) and the National Committees that lead and accompany the efforts, so that the project is executed within the deadline and technical, economic and commercial terms. defined by the governments involved.

It also urges the governments of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Bolivia to continue advancing with the commitments established in the Roadmap 2020-2030 of the Andean Electric Interconnection System (SINEA), so that the countries carry out all the efforts and studies necessary technicians.

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