Demand for electricity in Peru continues to rise aided by strong economic growth, according to Julio Velarde, the president of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, putting strain on the energy system.

Last month’s demand for electricity reached a new record, with levels soaring to 4.79 GW, beating all previous records, according to official figures.

This year’s lowest demand, which is 4.76 GW, was recorded in June.

However, a rise in energy demands, congestion on the power transmission lines and the lack of sufficient generation output has put a strain on Peru’s energy system, according to press reports.

The government is trying to improve the situation through a decree that guarantees the deliver of power generation output to the national network.

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