Statkraft in $636m Peru hydro investment

Statkraft Peru has opened commercial operation at its Cheves Hydroelectric power plant (pictured).

The plant required investment of $636m, and has an installed capacity of 171.68 MW.

Cheves is located in the Lima region, and runs through a total of eight districts. It uses the waters of the Huaura and Checras rivers for its operations.

With this new plant, Statkraft has nine hydroelectric plants totaling an effective output of 443 MW. Cheves contributes to this figure with 171 MW of energy.

"Cheves represents an important contribution of energy to the country," said Juan Antonio Rozas, Statkraft country manager in Peru.

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