Electrical interconnection capacity between Ecuador and Peru is expected to be bolstered following a series of high-level meetings between the two South American nations.

Ecuador hopes to accelerate the electricity interconnection process with Peru, in the face of decreased output from its hydroelectric plants as a result of an extended drought. The output of Ecuador’s largest hydroelectric plant Paute has reportedly decreased by 75 % recently, due to the droughts.

Peru will supply Ecuador with some 90 MW of capacity until Ecuador lifts the state of emergency on its power sector, according to local media reports.