Enel, through Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), has started the construction of Rubi, with an installed capacity of 180MW.
"The start of construction of Enel's first solar PV plant in Peru further strengthens and diversifies the Group's presence in the country, and demonstrates our commitment to investing in the growth of the Peruvian renewable energy market," said Francesco Venturini, Enel's Head of Global Renewable Energies. "We are proud to contribute our expertise to the development of clean energies in Peru, in this case through the sustainable use of the abundant solar resources available in the south of the country, where Rubi can also be a driver for local development."
Rubi will be able to generate approximately 440GWh per year – equivalent to the annual consumption needs of approximately 351,000 Peruvian households – while avoiding the emission of more than 267,000 tonnes of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.
Enel will be investing approximately 170 million US dollars in the construction of the Rubi plant. The project is financed with the Enel Group's own resources and supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with the Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines.
Rubi is expected to start commercial operation in 2018, supplying energy to the National Interconnected Power System (SEIN) through the Montalvo Substation.