Peru’s Ministry of Mines and Energy has given environmental approval to a four-plant, 244 MW hydroelectric power complex.
The complex is being developed by Nueva Esperanza Hydro and would include the 16.6-MW Anto Ruiz 1, 30.1-MW Anto Ruiz 2, 93.6-MW Anto Ruiz 3 and 103.2-MW Anto Ruiz 4. The plants will be located in the southern Carabaya province.
Nueva Esperanza said work on the Anto Ruiz complex will take about three years to complete, at which point the US$470 million project will feed power to the Peruvian national grid.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy — or Direcction General de Asuntos Ambientales Energia (DGAEE) — said the developer must still secure a number of additional permits and authorizations.
Also in Peru — HydroWorld.com reported last month that developer Hydrika Generacion SAC had begun work on six small hydropower plants in the country’s Ancash region.
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