Peru’s electricity demand reached 5.939 MW in April, slightly under the record level of 6.036 MW in March and 5.53 per cent above the figure for a year earlier, according to Business News Americas.

Official figures show that hydropower represented 52.9 per cent of total demand for April; meanwhile gas represented 45.1 per cent and wind 1.71 per cent.

At the same time last year the highest demand reached 5.629 MW,  of which hydropower represented 52.2 per cent; gas 44.6 per cent; coal 1.92 per cent and diesel 0.66 per cent.