Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wind Country Notes
The Peruvian WEC Member Committee reports that the compilation of maps and a wind atlas has been planned for the year 2007.
At the present time there are two grid-connected pilot wind generators: Malabrigo (250 kW), located 750 km north of Lima, and Marcona (450 kW), located 600 km south of Lima. ADINELSA (Empresa de Administración de Infraestructura Eléctrica), considers that it is feasible to install wind farms at Malabrigo (30 MW) and Marcona (100 MW) in due course.
Although wind energy is used for water pumping in various locations, no data are available.
The National Rural Electrification Plan, 2005-2014 contains a programme for the installation of 124 wind generators of 50 kW each, that can vary with the demand. It has been estimated that an investment of US$ 16.5 million would be required for 62 MW of capacity, benefiting 136 000 inhabitants.