The government of Peru is planning important energy-sector investment initiatives aimed at addressing the nation’s growing electricity demand. That growth is expected to increase by 6 per cent during the remainder of 2014, according to daily newspaper the Diario Financiero.

Over the last year, investment in Peru’s electricity sector reached $2.2bn, an amount that made it possible to increase the energy supply by 12 per cent while demand grew by just 5.5 per cent.

The government aims to make sure that supply always exceeds demand.