More Latin America Power Generation News

Protests against Brazilian hydropower proving costly


Indigenous community protests are having an expensive impact on hydroelectric power projects in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Guatemala’s energy sector attracts European investors


The government of Guatemala recently hosted the Investment Summit 2013 as part of an effort to attract much-needed direct foreign investment into the country.

CPFL revives IPO plan for renewables subsidiary


Brazilian utility CPFL Energia is once again planning to sell a stake in its renewable energy subsidiary through an initial public offering (IPO).

Nexans to connect Ecuador’s largest energy project


Cable manufacturer Nexans are to participate in the largest energy project in Ecuador’s history.

Biomass and hydro projects add much-needed capacity to Chile's SIC system


This month, three new biomass-fired plants will be operational in Chile and adding 71.6 MW to the Central Interconnected System (SIC), with three small-hydro stations providing an additional 27.3 MW.

Report says US best for renewables investment but warns against Brazil


The US is the destination of choice for renewable energy investment according to a new report, which puts China, Germany, Australia and the UK as the rest of the top five countries.

GenRent awarded tender for Peru's Iquitos thermoelectric project


Brazil’s GenRent has successfully won the tender for a 70 MW heavy fuel oil power plant in Iquitos, Peru

Aneel receives operator license request for 30 MW PV plant


Aneel, the Brazilian electricity regulatory agency, has received a request from Renova Energia for an independent producer license for the 30.2 MW Caetite V solar photovoltaic (PV) plant.

Mexican PV plant will be biggest in Latin America


A 30 MW photovoltaic plant believed to be the biggest to date in Latin America is to be built in Mexico.

Brazil’s Parnaiba I thermal plant now at full capacity


Parnaiba I thermoelectric plant, located in the Brazilian state of Maranhao, has completed its $553m first phase and entered full commercial operation.

Feature: Panama seeks solutions to drought-driven energy crisis


Panama's electricity supply system has historically relied heavily on hydroelectric power. However, this Central American nation is currently suffering a severe drought that is seriously threatening its electricity supply.

Construction of Columbian hydro plant gets green light


Colombian company Risaralda Generacion de Energia has been granted the environmental permit that will enable it proceed with the construction of the Morro Azul hydroelectric power station.

Copel set to take full ownership of Brazilian wind assets


Brazil's Grupo Galvao is negotiating the sale of four wind farms to Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel). A report by local daily Valor Económico said that the deal could be worth close to $100m.

Honduras to tap into its wind power potential


The Honduras Electric Energy National Company (ENEE) claims that the country has the potential to reach 1200 MW of installed wind power capacity in the long term.

Seven companies bid for Peru's Iquitos thermal project


ProInversion, the Peruvian state agency that promotes private investment, has confirmed there are seven companies bidding for the Iquitos thermal project.

Uruguay government plans to promote solar PV


Uruguay has made it clear it wishes to diversify its generation mix. To this end the government will be promoting the installation of 200 MW solar photovoltaics (PV).

Peru gives go ahead for phase 2 of geothermal exploration


Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines has authorised Hot Rock Peru Limited to proceed with the second phase of its exploration of geothermal resources in the country.

Paraguay’s Villa Hayes substation needs more transmission capacity


Paraguay's Villa Hayes substation (SEVH) and 500 kV link are close to completion, but the government is concerned that there is not sufficient transmission capacity to fully transport the 2000 MW output from the substation.

MPX and Canadian partner build new gas-fired thermal plant in Brazil


Brazilian company MPX is to build a gas-fired power station in the northern state of Maranhao, in partnership with a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation of Canada.

GE wins $895m wind contract in Brazil


Bioenergy Geradora de Energia has awarded GE an $895.3m contract to supply wind turbines for its projects.