Peru ranked near the bottom of the Human Development Index in 2000, but has since experienced a “golden decade.” Between 2003 and 2013, GDP grew by better than 6% a year on average. And while growth has slowed recently, Peru still boasts one of South America’s most vibrant economies. From an energy standpoint, this has made electric power increasingly available to the population. The level of coverage rose from 45% in 1990 to over 91% in 2015. During the same period, however, energy consumption surged by nearly 80%, and the trend shows no signs of abating, either. The government expects demand to increase 10% a year until 2019. This highlights the urgent need to boost production capacity.