Peru and coal

From Global Energy Monitor

Peru is a marginal coal producer, ranked 59th in the world in 2019 with a total of 0.2 million tonnes.[1]

Coal Resources

Resource Details

Category Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year
BGR Estimate Reserves 102 [2] million tonnes 2019
BGR Estimate Resources 1,565[2] million tonnes 2019
Geological Survey Reserves 49[3] million tonnes 2000
Geological Survey Resources 1103[3] million tonnes 2000
Commercial Reserves Reserves million tonnes
Commercial Resources Resources million tonnes

Coal Production

Peru produced 0.2 million tonnes of coal in 2019.

Coal Consumption

Peru ranked 70th in the world for coal consumption in 2016 with a total of 1,267,657 tons.[1] The country's lone coal-fired power plant, Ilo 21 power station, is scheduled to close by December 2022 as part of owner Engie's broader decarbonization strategy.[4][5][6]

Imports & source countries

In 2016, Peru was importing nearly 40% of the coal it consumed.[1]

Proposed coal plants

  • The Eten power station is a 200 MW thermoelectric power plant planned for Eten, in the northern region of Lambayeque, Peru. The Peruvian authorities have awarded a 20-year concession contract for the design, construction, and operation of the plant to a consortium comprising the Ministry of Energy and Mining and a special purpose company established by Cobra and Enersa. The investment is estimated at approximately US$113 million, with operations beginning in 2013-2014.[7]
  • The Fenix power station is a a 520 MW thermal power plant planned for Peru by energy company Fenix Power. The US$700m project is due to start operations in 2013. It will generate around 10 per cent of the energy requirements of Peru.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Peru Coal Reserves and Consumption Statistics - Worldometer". Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BGR Energy Study 2019 - Data and Developments in German and Global Energy Supplies (23), 200 p, Hannover, Germany
  3. 3.0 3.1 Carbon en el Peru, 2000, p. 91
  4. "ENGIE to replace 1 GW of coal assets with 1 GW of renewables" (PDF). ENGIE press release. December 10, 2019.
  5. "Engie cierra central termoeléctrica de Ilo". Diario Expreso. 2020-02-15.
  6. "Memoria Anual 2019 (pp 26-27)" (PDF). Engie Energía Perú. March 2, 2020.
  7. "Peru gives green light to 200 MW thermal power plant", PEI, July 27, 2011.
  8. "520 MW power plant to be operational in Peru by 2013", PEI, February 20, 2012.

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