Peru Prepares for Higher Share of Renewable Energy

GET.transform supports Peru’s system operator in planning an efficient renewable energy integration
Cercado de Lima, Peru
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GET.transform will support COES, Peru’s power system operator, to assess  technical options to enhance power forecasting for variable renewable energy (vRE). The activity, delivered in partnership with energy&meteo systems and Energynautics, aims to recommend operational and regulatory improvements.

Power system planning and operation are key elements for a country’s provision for large scale vRE integration. As in many other countries with an ongoing energy transition, Peru is preparing for the mid- to long-term when higher shares of vRE will create additional pressure to ensure energy security in the most economic way.

As COES starts facing higher output of vRE generators during system operation due to more vRE plants being added to the system, there will be greater impact on least-cost scheduling and dispatch of non-VRE power plants. Striving for optimal market design, planning, technical requirements and operation will enable a cost-efficient integration of vRE.

César Butrón, President of the Board of COES, states that “for us as the System Operator, precision in the forecasting of demand and production is of the uttermost importance. Maximum precision will allow to assign resources in an optimal way to cover the needs of electrical energy of the country on a day-to-day basis. With this objective in mind, GET.transform´s assistance will be key for developing adequate technical capacities and propose new regulation to the authorities to address the variability of these new clean resources.”

To prepare key national actors for higher shares of clean electricity in the country, the joint activity also envisions a technical workshop to strengthen technical capacities and increase confidence in the integration of vRE into the power system.

GET.transform plans to disseminate the activity’s key findings through regional or international platforms like the Regional Forum of Energy Planners (FOREPLEN) or the G-PST Consortium.