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Enel produces first power in 177 MW Wayra II Wind Power Plant (Peru)

Enel Generacion Peru, a subsidiary of Italian utility group Enel, has started to produce power from its 177 MW Wayra Extension wind project, located in the province of Nazca (Peru), injecting first power into the National Interconnected System (SEIN). The Wayra Extension, or Wayra II, wind project includes 30 cutting-edge turbines, each with a capacity of 5.9 MW and a hub height of 184 meters, making them the tallest in South America. The turbine installation was completed in October, and the project is expected to be fully operational by December 2023. Once fully up and running, the new wind plant and the 132 MW Wayra I, will form a 310 MW generation complex. 

In November 2023, Enel announced the upcoming sale of its equity stakes in power generation companies in Peru (Enel Generación Perú and Compañía Energética Veracruz) to Niagara Energy, a Peruvian company controlled by the global investment fund Actis. The transaction is expected to close by the second quarter of 2024, and it should reduce Enel’s consolidated net debt of approximately €1.6bn (US$1.74bn) from the 2023-2024 period. 

In 2022, Peru produced 58 TWh with wind accounting for only 3.27% of it. 

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