Wind energy in Peru: Marcona wind farm approved

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) reported that the General Directorate of Environmental Affairs Energy (DGAAE) approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed wind farm and transmission line Marcona that will require an investment of 43 million.

The wind turbines will be located in the Marcona district in the province of Ica Nazca region, and will be executed by the company Windfarm Marcona. The wind power initiative includes the installation and commissioning of 16 wind turbines with a gross capacity of approximately two megawatts, making a total of 32 MW, the installation of a substation delivery and installation of Transmission Line (TL) of 220 kV and 31 miles long.

While the transmission line project will have 102 high-voltage towers that are spaced every 300 meters, and move the energy stored in the office substation to the substation of San Juan de Marcona eventually supply the national grid. It is estimated that there will be an annual power generation of approximately 150 gigawatt hours (GWh).

The Wind Farm Marcona have a required investment for the construction of civil works and electromechanical equipment, amounting to 43.6 million.

By José Santamarta,