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January 5, 2022

Santa Teresa, Peru

By Carmen

Santa Teresa is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Vilcanota river/basin in Cusco, Peru. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Cusco, Peru Luz Del Sur SAA


The project was developed by Luz Del Sur SAA and is currently owned by Empresa de Generacion Electrica Machupicchu.

Santa Teresa is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 188m. The project generated 722 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $150m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

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Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About Luz Del Sur SAA

Luz Del Sur SAA (Luz del Sur), is an electric power distribution company that generates, distributes and transmits power. The company invests in the improvement and expansion of the electricity system in the modernization and up gradation of street lighting, construction of the hydroelectric Santa Teresa – Ccollpani Grande, and the implementation of new tools and telecommunications. Through fiber optic and microwave network, the company’s interconnects its branches and substations, develops integrated model to support its business processes using mobile devices. It serves residential, commercial, industrial and other customers in the Southeast area of Lima. Luz del Sur is headquartered in San Isidro, Lima, Peru.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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