More Latin America Power Generation News

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.

SN Power sells stake in Chilean wind farm to LAP


Norway’s SN Power has sold its stake in the Totoral wind farm to Latin American Power (LAP) of Brazil.-, located in the North of Chile.

Minister voices concern over capacity shortfall in Chile


Chile's minister of Energy, Jorge Bunster, has expressed his concern over the current pace of the country’s energy development plans.

Uruguay’s state utility orders two Siemens turbine-generator packages


Germany’s Siemens Energy is to supply two SGT5-2000E gas turbines, plus their associated generators, to Uruguay’s 535 MW Punta del Tigre combined-cycle power plant.

Article: Large-scale hydro still important to Latin America


The majority of Latin American countries are undertaking an important restructuring of their energy systems, increasing the contribution of new renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. However, the region’s traditional renewable energy source, hydroelectric power is still extremely important.

Uruguay to export surplus energy by 2015


A 500-MW interconnection currently under construction between Uruguay and Brazil is expected to enable the former to export any surplus power, reports United Press International.

Brazil’s Petrobras to build a large-scale solar PV plant


Brazilian energy giant Petrobras and solar installer SunEdison have signed an agreement to build a 1,1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant.

Vestas wins wind turbine order in Chile


Vestas is to supply 57 wind turbines to the Los Curoros wind power plant in Chile.

Honda to build wind farm in Brazil to power car plant


Japanese car maker Honda is to build a $49m wind farm in Brazil to power one of its manufacturing plants.

Enel to build a 130 MW wind farm in Chile


Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of the Italian utility Enel, has been awarded the construction contract for a 130 MW wind farm in Chile.

Brazil considers rules aimed at blocking Chinese imports


Brazil is considering the introduction of legislation that would see wind developers buy only from turbine manufacturers that meet local content rules.

Iberdrola’s Q1 power production dips in Latin America


In the first quarter of this year, Spanish utility Iberdrola’s net power production in Latin America was down 14 per cent on the same quarter last year to 8.83 TWh.

Latin America continues its renewable energy push


Latin American nations are all ramping up their energy systems, with clean, green energy taking centre stage.

Alstom clinches $130m hydro deal in Brazil


Alstom Renewable Power has won a €100m ($130m) deal to supply all electromechanical equipment to a 220 MW hydro plant in Brazil.

Enel Green Power to invest $8bn by 2017


Enel Green Power has confirmed that it will invest as much as $8bn in building up its renewable power portfolio over the next four years.

Brazil's 90 MW Sento Se wind farm comes on line


Brazil’s state utility Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco (Chesf) and Brennand Energia confirmed the jointly-owned Sento Se wind park has come on line.