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Enel secures $100m finance for Chilean projects


Enel Green Power subsidiary Enel Latin America has been granted a five year $100m loan from Chile's Banco de Crédito e Inversiones to develop energy projects in the country.

Feature: Paraguay and Brasil disagree over Itaipu output split


For over a year the management of the Itaipu dam, jointly exercised by Paraguay and Brazil, has been controversial. The government of Paraguay is currently yielding to Brazil their energy surplus but now is considering stopping it. On the other hand, Brazil claims that the contract that regulates Itaipu Binacional commits Paraguay to yield their surplus.

Voith wins hydropower order in Colombia


German engineering services company, Voith, has secured a supply agreement for hydroelectric power projects with a total capacity of 40 MW in Colombia, which it says will significantly reduce environmental impact at the site.

Third of Belo Monte’s civil works now completed


The Norte Energia-led consortium, which is in charge of the construction of Brazil’s controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, has confirmed that 30 per cent of the infrastructure civil works are now completed.

Japanese conglomerate takes $133m stake in Mainstream


Marubeni has acquired a 25 per cent interest in Mainstream Renewables, the leading independent developer of renewable energy projects, in a deal worth $133m.

Peru ‘has enough electric infrastructure until 2018’


Ignacio Blanco, an executive at power distributor Edelnor and deputy chairman of Peru's National Society for Mining, Oil and Energy, recently told Gestion that the country has enough infrastructures to guarantee electric supplies until 2018.

Green light for large solar project in the Atacama Desert


The Chilean Government’s Environmental Assessment Service (SEA) has approved an environmental impact study for the 400 MW Maria Elena solar project to be located in the Atacama Desert.

Five wind projects win backing in Brazil


Brazil is to see an increase of wind power capacity after the Brazilian National Development Bank, BNDES, approved a $40.5m long-term loan for five wind power generation projects totalling in the northeast of the country.

FRV signs PPA to build 50 MW PV plant in Uruguay


Multinational FRV has signed a power purchase agreement with Uruguay’s UTE, the national administration of power plants and electrical transmissions that will enable it to build and commission a 50 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant.

Chilean congress to debate interconnection bill


The National Congress of Chile is set to discuss a bill to promote the interconnection of electrical systems with a capacity of over 200 MW, including the country’s main grid systems - the Northern Interconnected System (SING) and the Central Interconnected System (SIC).

Nexans goes deeper to power oil field project


Nexans has won a power umbilical contract from OneSubsea for ExxonMobil’s Julia oil field project in deep-water Gulf of Mexico.

Sao Paulo sets 70 per cent renewables target


The largest state in Brazil plans to generate almost 70 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

E.ON seeks to sell Batista’s stake in MPX


E.ON has rejected an offer by GDF Suez as it attempts to find potential buyers for Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista’s stake in MPX.

Ormat sells stake in Nicaraguan geothermal power plant


Ormat Holding Corporation, which operated the Momotombo geothermal plant in the north west of Nicaragua for 14 years, has sold its share in the plant one year ahead of the expiration of the operating agreement.

Vive Energía to construct Yucatan’s first wind farm


Mexico’s Vive Energia has been awarded the contract to build the first wind farm located on the country’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Alstom wins its first wind contract in Mexico


French power engineering company Alstom is to supply and commission 34 wind turbines for a farm being built by Italy’s Enel Green Power (EGP) in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Eletrobras tenders for Brazilian transmission project


Eletrobras Amazonas Energia, a subsidiary of Brazil’s state-owned Eletrobras, has launched a tender for the construction of the 69-kV Manaus-Santo Antonio C2 transmission line.

Brazil serves notice of power tender schedule


Brazil's A-3 power tender has been scheduled to take place on 25 October this year, according to a notice in the country’s official gazette by the Energy and Mining Ministry.

Noja Power wins $12m deal to boost Brazil’s grid


Australia-headquartered switchgear engineers Noja Power has won a $12m deal to boost the safety and reliability of Brazil’s electricity supply.

Solar firm REC breaks into Argentina market


Norway headquartered solar panel supplier REC has completed its first installation in Argentina.