EGESUR plans construction of two hydropower complexes for US$100 million in Peru

Tacna, Peru-based Company of Generación Eléctrica del Sur SA (EGESUR) on March 28 announced it is in the process of completing site studies in preparation to begin 2017 construction of three new hydropower plants that will cost an estimated US$100 million.

Once commissioned, the total installed capacity of the plants will add 42 MW to Egesur’s power portfolio.

Planned for construction are:

  • 32.8-MW Moquegua 1 and 3 at a cost of $90 million, located in the district of Torata, Mariscal Nieto Province; and
  • 9.6-MW Aricota 3 at a cost of $26 million, located in located in the district of Ilabaya, province of Jorge Basadre Grohmann, department of Tacna.

According to EGESUR, Aricota 3 is expected to be complete in 2019, while environmental permitting continues for Moquegua.

BNAmericas is reporting EGESUR signed a renewable energy resources generation concession contract with Tacna’s regional government for Aricota.

Published information indicates EGESUR’s current power portfolio includes 35.7 MW from Aricota 1 and 2 hydropower plants and the 22.9-MW Independencia thermo plant in Ica region.

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