Energias del Peru, a Colombian and Chilean consortium, has signed an agreement with Peru’s government to build and operate two back-up thermoelectric power plants, ProInversion, the country’s private investment promotion agency, confirmed.

The reserve plants will be built in Peru’s municipalities of Pucallpa, in the Ucayali region, and Puerto Maldonado, in Madre de Dios, and are reported to represent an investment of $50m.

The Pucallpa plant will have an installed capacity of 35-40 MW, while the other facility’s will be in the region of 15-18 MW.

The construction of both plants is expected to take 30 months, and the concession is valid for 20 years.

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