Lima, Peru --
Peru is to launch six renewable energy projects in 2012, with a total capacity of 200 MW, as part of the government's new drive to seek alternative sources of energy, it has been announced.
Three wind farms and three solar power plants will operate in 2012 in Peru, according to newspaper El Comercio
El Comercio quotes the Ministry of Energy and Mines’ director of electricity Ismael Aragon, who explained that the wind farms will be located in northern Peru’s Piura Department, while the solar plants will be built in the south – specifically in Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna departments.
Aragon also said that this month the concessionary company of the Inambari hydroelectric project is due to deliver its feasibility study, although other studies to define a date when the works will begin are still pending, according to the press report.