QUITO, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s authorities stated on Wednesday it plans to speculate $263 million to spice up its electrical reference to Peru by a 500-kilovolt line, in a undertaking geared toward changing thermal era and decreasing vitality prices.
The undertaking, which is ready to be constructed over 5 years, features a 544-km high-voltage line between the 2 nations.
On the Ecuadorian facet, authorities plan to put in two transmission strains protecting 280 km, in addition to a brand new electrical substation.
The Inter-American Improvement Financial institution (IDB) will finance $125 million of Ecuador’s whole deliberate funding, with a versatile financing mortgage due in 23 years and a grace interval of seven.5 years.
One other $125 million might be co-financed by the European Funding Financial institution and the distinction might be coated by the state-owned Electrical Company of Ecuador (CELEC), which may even function the undertaking.
“With the brand new interconnection, vitality exchanges might be carried out between Ecuador and Peru to make the most of hydrological complementarity, producing financial advantages for the Ecuadorian electrical energy sector,” CELEC stated in a press release.
The Peruvian portion of the undertaking might be financed by the nation’s personal sector, the IDB stated in a press release Monday, including the tender was made beneath a non-public concession mannequin, which incorporates 30 years of business operation. (Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Modifying by Chris Reese)