Peru issues schedule for renewables auction including hydropower

Peru's supervising agency for investment in energy and mining issued an invitation for bids and tender schedule in its second solicitation for electricity from renewable energy sources including small hydropower. Registration is due by May 31, with bids due June 13.

Organismo Supervisor de la Inversion en Energia y Mineria (OSINERGMIN) announced the solicitation in April. Business News Americas reported that seven hydropower and one biomass plant are in operation as a result of OSINERGMIN's first renewables auction in December 2009.

OSINERGMIN currently seeks 681 gigawatt-hours from hydroelectric projects of no more than 20 MW each and 1,300 GWh from tidal, biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal projects of similar size.

Bidding information is available on the OSINERGMIN Internet site,, under Data Room de Subasta de Energias Renovables. Bidders must register on the Internet site by May 31. Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for US$1,000, deposited in the Banco de Credito del Peru, OSINERGMIN Foreign Currency Account No. 193-1522184-1-05.

Questions will be taken until May 20, after which consolidated bidding rules will be issued June 3. Bids are due June 13. Bidders are to be announced June 24, followed by an award July 1.

For information, contact Organismo Supervisor de la Inversion en Energia y Mineria (OSINERGMIN), Av. Canada 1460, San Borja, Lima, Peru; (51) 1-2240487; Fax: (51) 1-2240491;; Internet:

For more hydropower tenders, click here.

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