Enel has commissioned its 180 MW Rubi solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, its first solar facility in Peru.
The Rubi solar power plant is Peru’s largest solar plant and a key part of the country’s efforts to boost renewables in the country. It was built in just over a year, Enel said.
“The inauguration of Peru’s largest solar PV plant is testament to our commitment to boost the development of renewables in the country, contributing to the diversification of its generation mix and increasing energy production from clean sources in Peru’s Southern region by 12 per cent,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Head of EGP. “The entry into service of Rubi just over a year after construction began strengthens our ambition to keep growing in Peru and to harness the country’s great renewable potential.”
Enel invested around $170 million in the construction of Rubi. The project, which is located in the city of Moquegua in Peru’s Mariscal Nieto province, was 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 power purchase agreement signed with Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. 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.