Peru Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Peru 2019

The development of Peru’s energy market has been rife with challenges and opportunities in recent years. While Peru could once stake a claim to being South America’s largest commercial producer of oil, fuel output has been on a steady decline for more than two decades, the country accounted for 1.8% of regional oil output in 2017. However, the same shifts that have undermined Peruvian...

Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.

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Aprovechando el impulso del sector de energías renovables del Perú, una empresa energética local ha emitido el primer Bono Verde internacional no garantizado del país.

 

How could the gasification gap between the central and southern regions be narrowed?

 

Peru boasts significant mining potential thanks to an abundance of geological resources and a competitive ecosystem that facilitates business. Furthermore, the sector is a key contributor to the broader economy. According to BBVA Research, in 2017 the mining industry accounted for 60% of total exports, 11% of private investment, 10% of GDP, 5...

 

As of May 2019 Peru maintained 14,900 MW of renewable energy generation capacity, based on a mix of contributions from hydroelectric, wind, biomass and solar facilities. Hydroelectric and wind provided 43% and 40%, respectively; biomass sourced a further 11.6%; and solar produced the remaining 5%. The country earned a reputation as a...

 

Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies...

 

While Canada-based Plateau Energy Metals’ Macusani uranium project near Puno is undergoing preliminary economic assessments, its lithium reserves, which were discovered unexpectedly in November 2017, are giving rise to interest in an area that could see Peru become a major player in the global lithium boom. Plateau Energy Metals began as a...