Enel starts construction of Peru’s largest solar PV plant

Rubi PV plant to produce 440 GWh of solar power annually

Enel (Rome, Italy), through its Peruvian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), has started the construction of Rubi, which will be the first solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to be built by the Group in Peru and, once completed, will be the country’s largest PV facility with an installed capacity of 180 MW.

Rubi, which is located in the Moquegua District of Peru’s Mariscal Nieto Province, will be able to generate approximately 440 GWh of solar power per year – equivalent to the annual consumption needs of approximately 351,000 Peruvian households.

Enel will be investing approximately USD 170 million in the construction of the Rubi PV plant as part of the investments contained in the company’s current strategic plan.

“The start of construction of Enel’s first solar PV plant in Peru further strengthens and diversifies the Group’s presence in the country, and demonstrates our commitment to investing in the growth of the Peruvian renewable energy market,” said Francesco Venturini, Enel’s Head of Global Renewable Energies.

The PV project is financed with Enel Group’s own resources and supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Rubi is expected to start commercial operation in 2018, supplying energy to the National Interconnected Power System (SEIN) through the Montalvo Substation.