Peru grants study concession for 163-MW Curibamba

Peru’s Ministerio de Energia y Minas has granted a concession to Empresa de Generacion Electrica (Edegel) to perform a feasibility study of the 163-MW Curibamba hydroelectric project in Junin Department.

Peru’s Andina news service said the energy ministry granted the concession January 6, allowing Edegel 24 months to perform studies of Curibamba in Jauja Province, Junin. The ministry said its Direccion General de Electricidad (DGE) had verified that Edegel fulfilled requirements of the law on electricity concessions.

In performing the study, Edegel is required to respect regulatory standards and security, preserving the environment and cultural resources. If the concessionaire fails to perform the study within the established guidelines and schedule, it will forfeit a guarantee to DGE.

Edegel operates seven hydro projects and two thermal plants in Lima and Junin.

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