Peru grants concession to study Lluta 1, 2, Lluclla 1, 2

Peru’s energy and mines ministry has granted a temporary concession to Empresa de Generacion Electrica de Arequipa S.A. (Egasa) to study development of four hydropower plants estimated to total 560 MW.

The Ministerio de Energia y Minas granted Egasa permission to conduct feasibility studies of the Lluta 1, Lluta 2, Lluclla 1, and Lluclla 2 plants. The utility has six months to carry out the studies in the provinces of Caylloma and Arequipa.

The Lluta and Lluclla projects on the Siguas River previously have been identified as a later component of the Majes-Siguas 2 irrigation and hydroelectric complex, under construction in Peru. (HNN 1/17/08)

Various installed capacities have been attributed to the projects, notably 116 MW for Lluta and 316 MW for Lluclla. The ministry announcement, carried by Peru’s Andina news agency, did not specify project capacities other than the total estimated 560 MW.

Egasa received a concession in 2007 to study development of the 310-MW Molloco hydroelectric project on the Colca River in Caylloma Province. (HNN 9/5/07)

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