Peru: Renewable sources to generate 15% of energy matrix by 2030

18:12 | Lima, Oct. 29.

Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes on Monday projected renewable sources will generate 15% of Peru’s energy matrix by 2030.

According to the high-ranking official, currently 4.4% of the energy matrix comes from unlimited natural resources, mainly from wind and solar sources. 

"We want to develop a more competitive electric sector. We are working not only (focused) on the electrification of the country's remote communities, but also on increasing renewable energies within the energy matrix," he expressed. 

Furthermore, the cabinet member indicated one of the goals is to implement a vision of regional interconnection with more advanced countries on the matter, such as Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia. 

Electric vehicles 

The MEM representative went on to add his portfolio is working on the entry of electric vehicles into the Inca country.

In this sense, the official informed the world’s electric transport mode sales are increasing, thus the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates the manufacturing of 13 million electric vehicles —worldwide— by the end of 2030.


However, Minister Ismodes pointed out that —in order to spread this new transport system— the nation must overcome some barriers, such as the lack of charging infrastructure and the high acquisition costs.


Published: 10/29/2018
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