Peru can become an energy hub for the region, according to experts

Peru can become an “energy hub” for the region, affirmed experts who participated in the "Peru's energy outlook 2030" webinar, organized by government-run National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN).

Former Minister of Energy and Mines, Eleodoro Mayorga, said Peru has been called to become a "hub in the energy production in the region." Therefore, the State must play an important role and should not miss the boat on renewable energy technology, he suggested.

"In the next 10 years, we need to double the investment in energy infrastructure," told Mayorga, who analyzed the world’s energy trends that will have a stronger impact in the country in the medium and long-term.

Likewise, the former Energy Deputy Minister, Pedro Gamio, said the nation must develop electrical interconnections within the Pacific Alliance, which should be based on renewable energies.

"Peru, along with Colombia, must be part of the energy hub to export energy to the entire region. Peru's potential, with regard to new energy resources, is huge. Yet, we are approaching very few of this bioenergy," he stated.

The event was organized by the Institute of the Americas, a research center focused on energy-related subjects, which headquarters are located at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Mayorga and Gamio emphasized the need for the central government's planning to make a call upon the public and private sectors to reach an enhanced development of the renewable energy in the country.