Peru grants study concession for 204-MW San Gaban 4

Peru’s Energy and Mines Ministry has granted a concession to Swiss Hydro to perform a feasibility study of the 204-MW San Gaban 4 hydroelectric project on the San Gaban River in Peru’s Puno Department.

Swiss Hydro applied in February for the temporary concession allowing it to perform studies related to potential power generation at the San Gaban 4 site. Peru’s state-run Andina news service said the company was granted ten months to carry out the studies.

The ministry published a resolution April 26 saying the project would be developed in the districts of Ollachea, Macusani, and Corani in Puno.

In performing the study, the concessionaire is required to respect regulatory standards and security, preserving the environment and cultural resources. If Swiss Hydro fails to perform the study within the established guidelines and schedule, it will forfeit a guarantee to the Direccion General de Electricidad.

In 2007, Peru utility Empresa de Generacion Electrica San Gaban S.A. (EGE San Gaban) called for bids for development and supervision of a pre-feasibility study for the 105-MW San Gaban 3 hydroelectric project. (HNN 6/18/07) EGE San Gaban completed the 110-MW San Gaban 2 project, sometimes simply called the San Gaban project, in 1999 on the San Gaban River in Peru’s Puno Department.

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