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Peru: Growth in Electricity Transmission Network [free access]

March 11, 2021

Peru’s electricity grid operator is Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional (COES), which functions under the Ministry of Energy and Mines. The sector is regulated by Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión en Energía y Minería (OSINERGMIN) and has numerous private players operating in the electricity transmission segment, including ISA Perú S.A., Red de Energía del Perú S.A. (REP SA), Red Eléctrica del Sur S.A. (Redesur), Transmisora Electrica Del Sur (Tesur) and Abengoa, among others.

 

As of 2019, Peru’s transmission network comprised about 18,602 km of line length at 138 kV and above voltage levels. Of the total line length, the majority, or about 59 per cent, was at 220 kV, followed by 25 per cent at 138 kV and 15 per cent at 500 kV. Since 2015, Peru’s transmission line network has expanded, with net additions of close to 3,300 km, growing at a CAGR of 4.98 per cent between 2015 and 2019. Meanwhile, Peru’s transformer capacity stood at 33,365 MVA as of 2019.

 

Table 1: Growth in Peru’s transmission line network (km)

Voltage

2015 

2016 

2017 

2018 

2019E 

138 kV

4,387

4,432

4,432

4,738

4,738

220 kV

8,970

9,568

9,964

10,967

10,981

500 kV

1,956

1,970

2,887

2,883

2,883

Total

15,313

15,970

17,283

18,588

18,602

Note: E-2019 data is based on projects completed during the year.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mines, Peru; Global Transmission Research

 

Figure 1: Growth in Peru’s transformer capacity (MVA)

 

 

Note: E-2018 and 2019 data is based on projects commissioned during the year.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mines, Peru; Global Transmission Research