Peru utility files environmental statement for 302-MW Molloco

Peru utility Empresa de Generacion Electrica de Arequipa S.A. (Egasa) has filed an environmental impact statement for the 302-MW Molloco hydroelectric complex on Peru’s Colca River.

Business News Americas said Egasa filed the environmental documents with Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines for the US$665 million project in the Arequipa Region.

Egasa received a concession from the ministry in 2007 to develop Molloco. (HNN 9/5/07) The complex is to be built in two stages in Caylloma Province.

The hydro complex is to include three dams, Machucocha, Molloco, and Japo, and two power plants, 144-MW Llatica and 158-MW Soro.

In January, Peru’s business financing fund, Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento de la Actividad Empresarial del Estado (Fonafe), anticipated completion of a study to select up to 30 projects that could be carried out by government companies with private investors. Fonafe said projects that generated interest included Molloco. (HNN 1/6/09)

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