More Latin America Power Generation News

Venezuela’s electric power system to be overhauled


The Venezuelan government is planning an essential upgrade and modernization of its electric energy system. The project, called Mision Electrica Venezuela, seeks to address the power shortages that continue to plague the country.

Mexico’s CFE proceeds with controversial hydro project


 Mexico’s state-owned Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is preparing to build a hydroelectric dam in the state of Nayarit at a cost that is expected to hit $76m.

Spanish companies fast-track three key wind projects in Chile


Inverduero and Inzamac of Spain are developing four important wind power projects in Chile via their joint venture, Ener-Renova.

Siemens wins maiden wind power project in Peru


Siemens has been commissioned to provide 11 wind turbines totalling 32.1 MW in San Juan de Marcona, Peru by Cobra Energia, the first such project undertaken by the German multinational in the country.

Wood Group upgrades Ecuadorian generators


Wood Group has upgraded two Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 73 MW steam turbine generators at the Gonzalo Zevallos gas-fired power plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Brazil’s Eletrobras to focus on large hydro in A-5 auction


Brazil's state-owned power company Eletrobras has revealed its plans to bid for large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the A-5 auction, which is scheduled to be held in December.

Brazil’s MPX Energia rebranded ENEVA


Leading Brazilian power generator MPX Energia SA has announced it has changed its name to ENEVA SA to reflect the stronger role being taken by E.ON in its management.

Two wind projects declared a priority for Brazil


Brazil's Ministry of Energy and Mines has confirmed that the Caetite and Piloes wind farms are priority projects.

Asia to lead nuclear boom with 103 new reactors by 2025


Around 103 new nuclear reactors will be built in the Asia-Pacific by 2025, which will cement the region’s dominace in the global nuclear market, according to a report published today.

Mexico’s Aura Solar I PV plant comes on line


The Aura Solar I photovoltaic (PV) plant, located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, has recently started commercial operation

SunEdison secures funding for 100 MW PV farm in Chile


SunEdison Incorporated has been awarded close to $213m in project financing to help build what is expected to be Latin America’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.

Siemens wins contract to deliver 580 MW gas power plant


Siemens Energy is to construct the 580 MW Guillermo Brown gas-fired power plant in Argentina after winning the $800m order.

Colombia and Venezuela advance interconnection plans


The first meeting to advance electrical energy integration between Colombia and Venezuela was recently held in Caracas.

New fuel-saving options offer rapid payback and payoff


ABB Turbocharging is carrying out major upgrades to a series of power plants in Brazil.

Brazil's power sector: An inside view


As one of the BRIC nations, Brazil is a major emerging economy in the world.

Making the Latin American connection


It is one thing to talk the talk - quite another to walk the walk.

Industry Highlights


Brazil is one of the most captivating countries in the world; from the golden beaches of Rio to its lush Amazonian forest in the west.

Electricity tariff expected to fall by 2016 in Uruguay


Uruguay’s price of electricity could be reduced by 15 per cent by 2016, according to predictions from energy market regulator UTE.

Solar PV set to stabilize after slowdown: Africa, Asia and Middle East to drive demand


Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific are expected to be the growth markets for solar PV in coming years, although the global market is slowing, according to new data.

EGP signs new Brazilian wind power contracts


Italian company Enel Green Power (EGP) is to build three wind farms in the Brazilian state of Bahia. According to Wind Energy and the Electric Vehicle these plans will add 88 MW to the country's installed capacity.