Peru Energy

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According to the “Climatescope 2016” report, which asses the ability of countries to attract investment for low-carbon energy sources, Peru is currently one of only a handful of countries in Latin America with a mandatory renewable energy target, assumed to be revised every five years. In 2008 the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Ministerio de...


To what extent is Peru’s energy surplus hindering electricity generation capacity?


The mining sector can be described as one of the main engines of the Peruvian economy as it accounts for 12% of total GDP. It creates direct employment for 174,000 workers and indirectly accounts for another 1.5m jobs. In 2016 mining exports totalled $23.8bn – 65% of the country’s total merchandise exports.


To what extent do low gas prices affect the ability of the government to diversify the energy mix?


Copper production in Peru is on an upward trend. As a result of a big expansion in output in 2015, Peru overtook China to become the world’s second-largest copper producer. That increase was mainly due to new capacity at the Las Bambas project, owned by Chinese-Australian company MMG, and at the Cerro Verde mine, controlled by Freeport-McMoRan...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Peru 2017

The advent of plentiful natural gas has led to an evolution of the energy sector. Among President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s key pledges in the 2016 election campaign was the “massification of natural gas” to serve residents and industrial users across southern Peru. Another feature of Peru’s policy focus is to diversify gas exports, including the potential renegotiation of the country’s...

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