More Latin America Power Generation News

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.

Feature: Geothermal energy requires more investment in El Salvador


Central America is becoming a key target for renewable energy investment. El Salvador is one of the most interesting nations in the region as it looks to explore different ways to generate electricity from non-conventional sources.

Brazil's BNDES relaxes auction rules to encourage investment


Investment in Brazil's electricity generation sector will surpass $42bn in the next four years forecasts the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).

Latest milestone in Cuba’s 10 MW solar capacity plan


Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is making its mark in Cuba. Recently, the country's second solar PV farm, located in the province of Villa Clara, was commissioned.

Kirchner lauds $4bn hydropower project in Argentina


President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner says that a $4bn hydroelectric power project will lead to greater economic development in the country.

Argentinean-Chinese consortium wins big hydro projects in Patagonia


The government of Argentina has awarded a contract to a consortium, comprising local companies Electroingeniería and Hidrocuyo, as well as China's Gezhouba Group Company Limited, to build two large hydroelectric dams in Patagonia.

Little growth in Paraguay’s demand on Itaipu says Brazil


Next month Paraguay is expected to energize a 500 kV transmission line that in theory will enable it to take greater advantage of the Itaipu dam's electricity output, which it jointly owns with Brazil.

Brazilian government postpones national energy tender


Brazil has decided to put back a national tendering process aimed at the energy sector for one month.

El Salvador boosts bagasse-fired generation capacity


The growth in the contribution of bagasse, the solid waste by-product of the sugar industry, to El Salvador’s power mix looks set to continue.

$1bn gas-fired power plant planned for Mexico


Techint Group are planning to invest in the region of $1bn to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Mexico.

Report: 2,252.3 GW of global renewable capacity in 2020


A report published by Frost &Sullivan asserts that renewable power generation, through the continuing support of financial and political assistance, will reach a high of 2,252.3 GW sometime in 2020.

Cuervo hydro project to go ahead without further delays


Chilean hydro developer Energia Austral confirmed it has submitted the results of extra geological studies, as part the ongoing environmental impact study for its 640 MW Cuervo hydropower plant.

Mixed news for Vestas


Vestas has been the subject of mixed fortunes in the last 24 hours. The company has been selected by Enel Green Power to provide equipment for a 99 MW wind power project in Chile but has also seen a lawsuit being filed against some of the firm’s executives.

Alstom to supply high-voltage equipment to Brazil’s Teles Pires transmission system


French engineering giant Alstom is to supply equipment for the transmission systems that will serve several future hydropower plants in Brazil, including the 1820 MW Teles Pires.

World Bank taking the long view on renewables growth


Last month the World Bank released the “Sustainability for all – Global Tracking Framework Report” and it has as one of its objectives the doubling of the share of renewable power generation in the global energy mix by 2030.

Brazil’s Light returns 150 MW hydro concession


Light, a private public utility company, has decided to return the concession for the future 150 MW Itaocara hydroelectric power plant to the Brazilian government.

Colombia’s Grupo Argos considers stake in Isagen


Grupo Argos is reportedly evaluating its participation in the sale of the government’s majority stake in Isagen, the third largest power generator in Columbia.

Mexico's CFE financial woes continue


Mexico’s state-owned power company CFE (Comision Federal de Electricidad), has recently reported net losses of up to $2.8bn in the first half of 2013, as operating costs climbed, reports BNAmericas.