Press Release

Peru: Ingemmet holds a meeting with the Minem, Regional Government of Tacna and EGESUR, to promote geothermal energy in the country

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, January 19, 2023

This Ingemmet release was published using machine translation.

Representatives and authorities of the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (Ingemmet), the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Tacna Regional Government and the Southern Electricity Generation Company met with the objective of promoting the development of geothermal energy in the Tacna region , where the Executive President Eng. Henry Luna Córdova, the General Manager Esteban Bertarelli Bustamante, Director of the Directorate of Mineral and Energy Resources Eng. William Martinez and the professional expert in geothermal Lic. Vicentina Cruz who leads the team participated on behalf of Ingemmet of geothermal.

On behalf of Minem, Eng. Bertín Tejada and Eng. Alcides Claros Pacheco participated; On behalf of GORE-Tacna, the Regional Manager of Economic Development Mr. José Luis Fuentes and the regional counselor Mr. Javier Mamani. On the other hand, the representatives of EGESUR, engineers Víctor Murillo, Juan Flores, Hernán Basurco, José Perca, Gary Bravo, were also present.

The purpose of the meeting was to take the next step for the development of Geothermal Energy, based on the geoscientific information obtained by Ingemmet from the geothermal resources of the Tacna region. In this sense, the experts and authorities present determined the need, feasibility, and relevance of the use of geothermal energy in power generation and multiple uses, allowing the different actors to implement legal and technical mechanisms for its inclusion in the country's energy matrix.

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