PROPARCO, the French development finance institution, has raised a total of 69 million dollars to finance these projects, with a co-financing from its German and Dutch counterparts, as well as from the Andean Development Corporation. As a result of this investment, the pioneering Marcona wind farm started to operate in May 2014, breaking new ground in Peru. Operational since 2016, the adjacent Tres Hermanas wind farm is now the largest in the country. With a total of 44 wind turbines, the two wind farms have a combined generation capacity of 129 megawatts. The electricity is distributed through the national grid, and is enough to supply 160,000 homes, or to power over a million bulbs. A small revolution in the local context, as wind and solar energy only represent less than 2% in the current Peruvian national energy mix.
Year of publication :
2017