Peru to develop wind-energy in Piura


Is Peru stepping up to the world of “renewable energies”: Although that question should be left to the experts to handle, the Ministry of Energy and Mining affirms they are beginning studies to build two new wind-power plants.

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines announced the granting of a temporary concession to Countourglobal Peru to investigate the feasibility of wind-power plants in northern Peru, reports Andina news agency.

The enterprise Countourglobal Peru will conduct studies for Piura region-based Almirante Grau and Cupisnique II wind-power plants to provide an efficient and renewable energy source.

“The grantee is forced to conduct studies in compliance with the technical and safety rules, preserving the environment and safeguarding the cultural heritage of the nation,” the regulation states according to Andina news agency.

The Almirante Grau wind-power plant could have a capacity of nearly 76 MW and be based in the La Brea and Pariñas district, Talara province of Piura.

As for the Cupisnique II power plant, it could have a capacity of 148 MW and would be located in the San Pedro de Lloc district, Pacasmayo province of La Libertad.

Over the last decade, Peru’s “renewable energy”: potential has been realized more and more abroad. According to Corey Watts, “the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, said the outlook for renewable energy in Peru was good.”



Hillary Ojeda

Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.