Lambayeq: Learn about the huge potential of this region for wind energy generation | News

07:33 | Chiclayo, April. 10.

The Lambayeq region concentrates wind energy amounting to 7,100 MW, and several private companies are currently developing projects related to energy obtained from wind, that is, the use of the kinetic energy of air masses.

This was reported to Andean Agency Regional Director of Energy and Mines of Lambayeque, Adner Rojas Pérez, who expressed that this energy supply provided by the Lambayeq region will serve to meet the national electricity demand, which amounts to 7,000 megawatts.

“We Peruvians consume this amount of energy and the Lambayeque region, with the potential we have of 7,100 wind supplies, can serve it. We must exploit this opportunity to generate clean energy,” he stressed.

Rojas Pérez explained that 2,400 megawatts are currently being generated from projects under development by about 8 to 10 companies, which are conducting studies in Lambayeque, the construction phase of which is expected to begin in mid-2025 and last about two to three years.

Most of the projects are developed in the Morobe area, which is part of Olmos and Puerto Iten. “In the latter area, the coastal area is where we have our greatest wind potential. Proximity to the sea offers more wind potential,” he noted.

“There are many companies that have sent us their environmental studies for information, because the level of energy they intend to develop is already evaluated by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem). Here in the Lambayeke region, we grant generation concessions up to 10 MW and we evaluate environmental studies for up to To 20 megawatts with regard to energy issues, whether at the level of generation or transmission lines, because an electric line must be built to transport the generated energy to a level. He explained that there is another point nearby to inject it into the interconnected national electrical system (SEIN).

The official commented that this means that the generation and transmission component is evaluated directly by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

He stressed, however, that this regional entity is not immune to this, because companies must declare all activities that are developed through participatory workshops of the environmental component.

He stated that in their participatory workshops they inform residents before submitting the environmental impact study what their project will constitute, what demand it will generate, what are the environmental, physical and biological components, among other things.

He explained that these initiatives are currently at the study level, as the environmental element is considered the most important in energy generation projects.

“Once they get the environmental study that is part of the requirements for a generation concession. They are now to approve environmental impact studies. Once approved, what the company does is request a generation concession. “Nothing has been submitted yet,” he said.

He added that they realize that at the ministry level they have not yet provided the obstetrics privilege. He pointed out that “when you request a generation concession, this entails obligations on the company regarding times, deadlines, appointments, and work implementation schedule that must be adhered to by the private entity.”

The Regional Authority for Energy and Mines Management said that when a generation concession is granted, this is accompanied by some guarantees granted by the private sector to the state to implement all generation.

He stated that the development of wind energy projects in Lambayeq would be very beneficial for the Lambayeq region.

“We must take advantage of our wind potential. We are a windy region, so we are called the Nordic Cyclone, because we have great wind potential, followed by Cyclone Piura, which requires 70 megawatts from us,” he added.

Wind investment for the company

He announced that one of the companies will invest about $500 million in Lambayeke for about 4 years of its development, which will generate sources of employment for the residents of the intervention area, especially in the construction phase, which may reach one hundred unskilled workers. exhaustion.

He pointed out that this private company is currently developing participatory workshops in Olmos and Morobe provinces, where residents and representatives of organized civil society organizations can attend and learn about the project that will be implemented on their lands.

Finally, he emphasized that wind energy is a renewable energy source, non-polluting, inexhaustible, and reduces the use of fossil fuels, the source of greenhouse emissions that cause global warming.

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Publication date: 10/4/2024

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