Egenor to bring Carhuaquero expansion online in October, Flores in 2010

Peruvian generator Duke Energy Egenor aims to begin expanded operations of its Carhuaquero hydroelectric plant in October, according to company adjunct general manager Mark Hoffmann.

Plant capacity will increase by 5.7MW to 112MW, state news agency Andina quoted Hoffmann as saying.

Carhuaquero began operations in 1991 and is in Cajamarca region.

The executive also announced that operations of the 170-197MW Las Flores thermo project are planned to begin in 2010.

The project's equipment has been purchased, Hoffmann said. The plant will be built in Chilca south of capital Lima.

The energy and mines ministry's energy environmental affairs department (DGAAE) has approved Flores' EIS and a US$95mn leasing contract has been signed with Banco de Crédito to finance construction.

The generator already operates the 263MW Cañon del Pato hydro plant and six thermo plants that total 144MW.

Publication: Business News Americas - English News
Provider: Business News Americas
Date: September 8, 2008

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