Date: July 6
The San Lorenzo Solar Power Plant, located in the town of the same name in the province of Datem del Marañón, Loreto region, is a historic milestone in the electrification of the Peruvian Amazon. This project, the result of collaboration between Amazonas Energía Solar, Electro Oriente and Novum Solar, has been celebrated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Peru.
With an investment of US$ 4.9 million, the solar power plant will benefit more than 17,000 users with uninterrupted power supply, 7 days a week. This project is a breakthrough for the region, which until last year only received 14 hours of power a day.
The San Lorenzo Solar Power Plant has an installed solar power of 3 MWp and energy storage in batteries of 2 MWh. This will make it possible to replace most of the current thermal generation with renewable energy, ensuring supply 24 hours a day. In addition, it is estimated that it will avoid the emission of more than 70,000 tons of CO2 during its useful life, contributing significantly to the environmental sustainability of the region.
This is the third hybrid project inaugurated by Amazonas Energía Solar, which combines photovoltaic solar generation with storage through a battery system. The other two towns that already have hybrid electricity generation systems, since the end of 2020, are in Atalaya and Purús, Ucayali region.
Between 2023 and 2025, seven additional plants are expected to come into operation in the cities of Requena, Caballococha, El Estrecho, Tamshiyacu, Contamana, Orellana and Lagunas. These projects represent a significant advance in the electrification of the Peruvian Amazon, providing clean and sustainable energy to local communities.
In conclusion, the San Lorenzo Solar Power Plant is a milestone in the electrification of the Peruvian Amazon. This project not only provides uninterrupted power to the region’s inhabitants, but also contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing CO2 emissions. With more plants coming online in the coming years, the Peruvian Amazon is on its way to becoming a leader in solar power generation.