$ 1.1 bn slated for Peruvian electricity projects this year

Sep 18, 2009 02:00 AM

Peru's National Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society (SNMPE) said that power generation, transmission and distribution companies operating across the country will invest this year more than $ 1.1 bn to expand and improve their capacity.
This investment will increase the current power generation capacity by more than 1,350 MW and raise the reserve capacity of the National Interconnected System (SEIN) to 35 %. Therefore, Peru's power generation sector will attract nearly $ 4 bn worth of investments in the 2004-2009 period, allowing to increase the existing capacity by more than 2,364 MW.

So far this year, the thermal power plants of Oquendo (30 MW), Kallpa (190 MW) and Chilca I (190 MW) have been put into operation.
SNMPE said that new power plants that will come into operation in the in Octobers include TG8 unit of Edegel's Santa Rosa thermal plant (190 MW) and Mollendo and Calana natural gas units (99 MW each).

Market Research

The International Affairs Institute (IAI) and OCP Policy Center recently launched a new book: The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics.


The book is an in-depth analysis of some of the fastest moving gas markets, attempting to define the trends of a resource that will have a decisive role in shaping the global economy and modelling the geopolitical dynamics in the next decades.

Some of the top scholars in the energy sector have contributed to this volume such as Gonzalo Escribano, Director Energy and Climate Change Programme, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, Coby van der Linde, Director Clingendael International Energy Programme, The Hague and Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Paris.

For only €32.50 you have your own copy of The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics. Click here to order now!


Upcoming Conferences
« October 2018 »
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Register to announce Your Event

View All Events