On March 22, ENGIE Energía Perú, a power generation company, started the implementation of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to provide the primary frequency regulation service to the system.
The BESS project will have an installed capacity of around 30 MWh, which will be installed at ENGIE Energía Perú’s ChilcaUno Thermoelectric Power Plant, and will allow the plant to operate at full capacity, which translates into more efficient energy for the country, as well as contributing to improve the stability of the national power grid. The BESS system is expected to enter commercial operation during the second quarter of 2023.
“This project represents an important milestone in the development of energy storage systems with batteries in our country, as it allows adding experiences with complementary systems to electricity generation and thus contributing to the transition to a cleaner and more efficient energy matrix,” said Cesar Cornejo, Vice President of Operations and Projects of ENGIE Energía Perú.
ENGIE Energía Perú, on the other hand, is building the Punta Lomitas Wind Power Plant in the Ica Region. With an installed capacity of 260 MW, the future plant will become the largest wind farm in Peru. Thanks to its renewable energy production, it will avoid 240,000 tons of CO2 per year, which will directly benefit the environment.