Peru’s Gepsa to invest $70m in three hydro projects

Peruvian company Generadora de Energàƒ­a del Peru (Gepsa) will invest about $70m in three hydroelectric power projects, located in the southern Puno region.

The hydropower stations, known as Angel I, Angel II and Angel III, will add 60 MW (20 MW each) and are scheduled to enter operation in late 2016, according to Biznews.

The three plants will be fed by the Chiamayo River.

According to Edwin Quintanilla, Peru’s deputy energy minister, the country’s hydropower capacity will hit 1800 MW once all the projects that are currently under construction are completed.

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