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Enel commences construction of 20MW Ayanunga hydropower plant in South America

CTBR Staff Writer Published 23 August 2017

Enel has begun the construction of the 20MW Ayanunga hydro power plant in Peru, South America, through its renewable energy unit Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP).

As a part of the firm’s strategic plan, Enel will invest $50m for the construction of the Ayanunga hydro facility, which is situated in the Monzón district in the Peruvian region of Huánuco.

The project has secured a 20-year energy supply contract from the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru.

The Ayanunga hydropower plant will generate over 130GWh annually, which will be sufficient to meet the requirements of 105,000 houses in Peru. The facility, which will reduce the CO2 emissions by 62,800 tonnes, will start its commercial operations by the end of 2018.

Enel Green Power head Antonio Cammisecra said: “Peru is a key market for Enel Green Power and the start of construction of Ayanunga marks a step forward in the consolidation of our presence in the Peruvian renewable energy sector.

“Once fully operational, this plant will add its 20 MW to the 780 MW of hydropower assets the Enel Group already operates in the country. Our aim is to lead the renewable energy development in Peru creating shared value for communities living in areas near our projects.”

The Enel Group also secured a contract to construct the 180 MW Rubí solar plant through its subsidiary EGPP. 

In the fourth public renewable energy tender launched by the Peruvian energy regulator OSINERGMIN, EGPP received contracts for a total of 326MW of wind, solar and hydro capacity.

Through Enel Distribución Perú, the group also operates in the country’s distribution sector, serving nearly 1.4 million customers in Lima Region.