As part of its commitment to the environment, Enel Generación Perú implemented¾for the first time in Peru¾two projects known as Clean Development Mechanisms (CDMs) and validated by the Executive Board of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The first CDM was the “Upgrading of the Callahuanca Hydroelectric Plant”, which produced, under the VER+ standard, 19,949 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) in its VER (Voluntary Emission Reduction) stage. The installed capacity of the Callahuanca Power Plant was increased by 7.5 MW using the same flow rate from the Santa Eulalia River.
Later, the CDM for the “Conversion of the Ventanilla Thermal Plant from Single Cycle to Combined Cycle” was completed. The plant produced, under the VER+ standard, 2,496,494 tCO2e in its VER stage. The implementation was possible thanks to the installation of a recovery system for the heat coming from the two energy-generating gas turbines and an additional steam turbine with the same gas consumption.
Both projects are currently in its CER (Certified Emission Reduction) generation stage. These certificates will be traded in the carbon credit market to neutralise the company’s carbon footprint.
Likewise, Enel Generación Perú does an annual stocktaking of tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere as a result of its labour and production activities. This carbon footprint, that measures the impact on the environment, show the points to focus on in order to implement emission reduction and neutralisation systems.