The Peruvian arm of Italian renewables firm Enel Green Power has been granted permission to conduct a feasibility study for a 40MW PV project in southern Peru.

The country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted the company a concession to conduct a feasibility study into developing the project, dubbed Central Solar Pampa Las Pulgas project, in the Moquegua region.

The feasibility study will cover technical requirements as well as measures to protect the nature and culture of the area, the ministry said.

It must completed within 24 months.

The company is already working on feasibility studies for five other 40MW PV projects – two more in Moquegua, two in the Tacna region and one in Arequipa.