Peru and coal
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Peru is a marginal coal producer, ranked 59th in the world in 2019 with a total of 0.2 million tonnes.
|Category||Reserve Classification||Quantity||Units||Data Year|
|BGR Estimate||Reserves||102 ||million tonnes||2019|
|BGR Estimate||Resources||1,565||million tonnes||2019|
|Geological Survey||Reserves||49||million tonnes||2000|
|Geological Survey||Resources||1103||million tonnes||2000|
|Commercial Reserves||Reserves||million tonnes|
|Commercial Resources||Resources||million tonnes|
Peru produced 0.2 million tonnes of coal in 2019.
Peru ranked 70th in the world for coal consumption in 2016 with a total of 1,267,657 tons. 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.
Imports & source countries
In 2016, Peru was importing nearly 40% of the coal it consumed.
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.
- 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.
Articles and resources
- "Peru Coal Reserves and Consumption Statistics - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
- BGR Energy Study 2019 - Data and Developments in German and Global Energy Supplies (23), 200 p, Hannover, Germany
- Carbon en el Peru, 2000, p. 91
- "ENGIE to replace 1 GW of coal assets with 1 GW of renewables" (PDF). ENGIE press release. December 10, 2019.
- "Engie cierra central termoeléctrica de Ilo". Diario Expreso. 2020-02-15.
- "Memoria Anual 2019 (pp 26-27)" (PDF). Engie Energía Perú. March 2, 2020.
- "Peru gives green light to 200 MW thermal power plant", PEI, July 27, 2011.
- "520 MW power plant to be operational in Peru by 2013", PEI, February 20, 2012.