Chancay contributes to Peru’s renewable energy development

Peru has the third largest hydro potential of Latin America (after Brazil and Colombia), totalling more 60 000 MW, but only about 5 per cent or 3000 MW, has been developed. To improve this situation, the Government has introduced various legal and economic incentives for the development of new hydro schemes, as a part of a general effort to increase the contribution of all types of renewable energy resources. The first national bidding for RE schemes has led to the selection of 17 hydro schemes of less than 20 MW. One example, the 19.2 MW Chancay scheme, now going head, is described here, after an overview of the Peruvian energy system

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Chancay contributes to Peru’s renewable energy development

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