Two power projects totaling 103 MW have begun commercial operation in Peru as energy purchases continue to rise, reports Business News Americas.

Electricity sales to end customers in the South American country during July increased by 5.6 per cent year-on-year to 3.276 GWh, according to an official report issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Power generation in July rose 5.38 per cent to 3.698 GWh, of which 51 per cent originated from natural gas, and 43 per cent from hydropower and other non-conventional renewable energy (biogas, biomass, solar, wind and small hydro), coal , diesel and waste.

In July the maximum load demand rebounded 5.47 per cent to 5.883 MW, according to the press report.