Enel, through its Peruvian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), has started operations at the 180 MWdc Rubi solar PV plant, which is Peru’s largest solar plant and Enel’s first solar facility in the country. To celebrate this milestone, an inauguration ceremony was held on site which saw the participation of Peru’s Minister of Energy and Mines Angela Grossheim Barrientos, as well as Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energies Division Enel Green Power, Luca D´Agnese, Enel’s Head of South America, and Carlos Temboury, Enel’s Country Manager for Peru.
Enel invested around 170 million US dollars in the construction of Rubi, as part of the investments outlined in the company’s current strategic plan. The project, which is located in the city of Moquegua in Peru’s Mariscal Nieto province, is financed in part through Enel Group’s own resources and in part by the European Investment Bank. The facility is supported by a 20-year PPA signed with Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Once fully operational, Rubi will be able to generate around 440 GWh per year, which will be delivered to Peru’s National Interconnected Electricity System (SEIN) through the Montalvo substation.
Enel was awarded the PPA supporting the project in 2016 following the public renewable energy tender launched by the energy regulator OSINERGMIN. Upon completion of the other two projects awarded in the tender alongside Rubi, which are the 132 MW Wayra I wind farm and the 20 MW Ayanunga hydro facility, EGPP will become Peru’s main renewable energy player, as well as the only company in the country operating plants with three different renewables technologies.