Enel Peru Begins Construction of the "Wayra Extension" & "Clemes" Projects

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/3/2022, Location: South America

- The company will allocate more than US$ 260 million to execute both projects, located in Ica and Moquegua, respectively.
- These plants join Wayra I and Rubí, built by Enel Green Power Perú in 2018, in promoting renewable development and the country's energy transition.
- The plants will prevent the emission of more than 350 thousand tons of CO2.

Enel Per began building of its two new renewable energy producing plants, the Clemes solar power plant in Moquegua and the Wayra Extension wind power plant in Ica, through Enel Green Power Per. These power plants will contribute to the country's energy transformation by adding green energy to the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN, to give it its Spanish initials).

The investment dedicated to the Wayra Extension Wind Power Plant amounts to US$ 188.5 million and will include the installation of 30 wind turbines to reach a total installed power capacity of 177 MW. On the other hand, the Clemesí Solar Power Plant received an investment of US$ 77.9 million and will include the installation of more than 200,000 bifacial solar panels that will take advantage of the existing solar potential in the area. This way, the Clemesí plant will reach an installed power capacity of 122.59 MW. Both plants are expected to start operating in 2023 and will prevent the emission of 385,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

“At Enel, we continue to bet on Perú, and with the start of the works in Wayra Extension and Clemesí, we seek to continue leading the country's energy transition process. These projects diversify the energy matrix, strengthen the reliability of the system and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which is one of the objectives of Enel and the country," said Marco Fragale, Country Manager of Enel Perú.

Likewise, the construction of these plants will contribute to the revitalization of the economy in Ica and Moquegua, since these projects will create jobs in these regions, both in the construction and in the activities around them.

Implementation of new technology
Both Wayra Extension and Clemesí will implement new technology to take leverage the weather conditions in the area. “In Wayra extension, we will install wind turbines rated at 5.9 MW, which means more power per turbine, allowing us to install fewer wind turbines in total. On the other hand, the panels to be installed in Clemesí will be bifacial. These panels perform better by capturing solar energy on both sides, allowing an optimization of the facilities and generating more energy than monofacial panels," added the executive.

Wayra Extension and Clemesí join Wayra I and Rubí, the largest wind and solar power plants in the country, respectively.

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