Peru Has Potential To Generate Solar Power and Wind Energy

Peru’s Deputy Minister for Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Gabriel Quijandria, said that Peru is a country with great potential for unconventional renewable energy generation, especially in the highlands, where the insolation level is appropriate to produce solar energy.

"We also have significant winds in the country, especially in the north coast, which would favour the production of wind energy," he said.

He said there is a five-year programme called New Sustainable Energy Matrix financed by the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) and is executed by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) with support from Minam.

"There is a proposal for a new structure of the energy matrix that the MEM is reviewing and it will be launched soon," he said.

He added that the new structure of the energy matrix is a combination of many sources of energy, including the unconventional renewable ones.