Peruvian ministry sends Charcani 7 hydropower project application back to developer

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Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has declared a request from developer Empresa de Generacion Electrica de Arequipa to build a 21.5 MW hydroelectric plant to be inadmissible for approval.

The US$60 million Charcani 7 plant would be a run-of-river project located in Peru’s southern Arequipa region. The plant would use discharge from the Charcani 6.

According to the government, Egasa did not submit hydrological, geographical and other environmental information required in its application. The company now has until mid-June to provide the missing portions before facing the possibility of Charcani 7 being rejected.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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