Peruvian legislators have submitted a bill to the country’s congress that seeks to speed the approval process for hydroelectric projects with capacities greater than 20 MW.
The lawmakers, who come from the Alianza Para el Progreso and Partido Popular Cristiano parties, ask bodies spanning from Peru‘s federal to local governments to adopt policies needed to help speed plant development.
“The time it takes to develop hydroelectric plants requires the government to expedite administrative procedures related to required government approvals,” members from the two parties said.
The legislation specifically notes 15 existing regulations and calls for more objective and specific approval criteria during the development process.
The proposal is available for viewing in Spanish here.
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