August 24 (Solar) – Peru's Ministry of Energy announced on Thursday that in the first half of 2018 wind and solar parks have produced 3% and 1%, respectively, of the country's total electricity.
Peru's total power generation for the period in question rose 3.2% on the year to 26,277 GWh. Wind and solar farms accounted for 990 GWh of the total, equal to a 4% combined share, according to the statistical report by the ministry's General Directorate of Electricity (DGE).
Hydropower and natural gas plants were the top producers of energy in Peru, accounting for 62% and 33% of the total generated in the first half of this year, respectively.
Peru plans to have 15% of renewables in its energy mix by 2030, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Francisco Ismodes, stated. In addition, the minister pointed out that, by 2021, the government expects to reach a 100% coverage in electrification, mainly closing the gap in rural areas.