Cálidda, a company that distributes natural gas in Lima, the capital of Peru, presented the government with a proposal to supply homes located on the slopes of the surrounding hills.
The company’s legal and regulatory director, Giancarlo Guardia, raised this possibility during a public hearing organized by Osinergmin, the local energy and mining investment regulator, at which time the distributor presented a proposal to increase its investment by US$66 million. investment plan of US$191 million for the period 2022-2026.
In response to a call to action from Carlos Peralta Merino, president of the National Coordinator of Gas Users (Conugás), Guardia noted that the Ministry of Energy and Mines and Osinergmin are reviewing the pilot project, which the Cálidda executive hopes will be implemented. implement “soon.”
BNamericas previously reported that studies were being carried out to install infrastructure.
The slopes of the hills contain some 300,000 homes and would require more than 3,500km of networks, Cálidda general manager Martín Mejía previously said.
Asked about the rate of expansion of the network in the different areas, Guardia indicated that the growth was conditioned by the difficulties in the permit process.
Osinergmin plans to publish next month a draft resolution on the proposed update of Cálidda to its 2022-2026 plan.
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