More Latin America Power Generation News

Feature: Chile’s grand power plans for 2013 and beyond

09/01/2013

Chile's power generation sector is primarily based on hydroelectric dams and thermal power plants. And although this Latin American country also boasts other generation sources, like wind, solar and geothermal power stations, its electricity sector looks set to remain highly dependent on hydropower and coal. Several such projects are set to take centre stage this year.

Aggreko clinches deal to test Brazilian wind farms

08/01/2013

Aggreko has been chosen by one of the largest independent renewable power generation companies in Brazil to conduct performance tests at the Morro do Ventos wind farms in the northeast of the country.

Peru green lights feasibility studies for 150 MW hydro project

07/01/2013

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines has given permission to Empresa de Generacion Electrica Apurimac (Emgeasa) to conduct feasibility studies into a new hydroelectric power facility.

Duke Energy stengthens position in Chile’s lucrative power market

03/01/2013

The recent acquisition of Iberoamericana de Energía Ibener SA (Ibener), sees Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) of the US further strengthen its presence in the Latin American electricity market.

Bolivian government seizes Iberdrola businesses

02/01/2013

Under orders from the president, Evo Morales, Bolivia has nationalised two electricity distribution companies belonging to Spanish utility Iberdrola.

Eletrobras secures $1.9bn loan for Brazilian nuclear power plant

02/01/2013

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras has signed an agreement with state-owned bank Caixa Economica Federal, to secure a $1.9bn loan, for the construction of the 1270 MW Angra III nuclear power plant in Brazil.

Abengoa wins three transmission concessions in Brazil

31/12/2012

Abengoa of Spain has recently won three power transmission concessions in an auction organised by Aneel, Brazil's national electricity regulatory agency.

Cuba to promote renewable energy resources

28/12/2012

The Cuban government is planning to develop programmes over the next year to promote the greater use of renewable energy resource.

Energia Eolica to invest $63m in Honduran wind farm

27/12/2012

Power firm Energia Eolica de Honduras SA is to invest $63m in the construction and development of a wind power project in this Central American nation.

Argentina sees spike in capacity demand

24/12/2012

Capacity demand in Argentina in November hit 21 GW, a 7.6 per cent increase on the same period 12 months ago, reports Cammesa, the wholesale power market operator.

Renewable energy in Brazil to triple in next decade

21/12/2012

Brazil expects to see the production of electricity from renewable energy sources to triple in the next ten years, according to a government report.

Peru postpones Molloco hydro project bids to 2013

20/12/2012

Peru's ProInversion, an agency that promotes private investment in the country, has reportedly delayed the submission of bids for the Molloco hydropower project to 28 February 2013.

Enel wins funding for Latin American green projects

19/12/2012

Two renewable energy projects in Mexico and Costa Rica are set for construction after Enel Green Power won a total of $89m in financing.

Feature: Uruguay seeks energy independence

18/12/2012

In recent years, Uruguay has been importing significant quantities of electricity from its neighboring countries, in particular Argentina. However, the Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is increasingly concerned about this energy dependence and the high costs it incurs.

Italy's Enel wins wind contracts in Brazil

17/12/2012

Enel Green Power (EGP), a subsidiary of Italy’s Enel, has won a number of wind power contracts in the Brazilian state of Bahia, with a combined capacity of 30 MW.

Spanish firms take part in Mexican waste-to-energy project

14/12/2012

Energia Sur de Europa, CLP Organogas and Tegner of Spain are to manage Mexico's biggest landfill site, and will use the waste to produce biogas for the production of electricity.

Banos V small hydro facility officially opens in Peru

12/12/2012

Peru’s Volcan has recently inaugurated its Banos V hydropower plant. With its installed capacity of 9.5 MW, Banos V is part of the mining company’s strategy to become energy self-sufficient.

Chile seeks bids for 50 MW solar farm

12/12/2012

Chile will seek bids by the first half of next year to build a solar farm of more than 50 MW in its Atacama desert.

IDB finances two wind projects in Uruguay

10/12/2012

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to invest $107.7m in two wind farms in Uruguay,  El Libertador and Palmatir, which are part of the country's wind power development drive.

BNDES awards $10.8bn loan to Belo Monte

07/12/2012

The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social development (BNDES) has granted a $10.8bn loan to the consortium in charge of building the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.