More Latin America Power Generation News

APR provides 100 MW in temporary power in Uruguay


APR Energy has stepped into bridge an urgent power shortfall for a customer in Uruguay and provided a temporary power solution amounting to 100 MW in generation.

South America’s ‘biggest’ solar PV plants connect to grid


Two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, La Joya and Cayllom, developed by the Spanish group T-Solar, have been successfully connected to Peru’s national electricity network.

China and Brazil to drive future wind sector growth


Brazil and China will be the main drivers of growth in the global wind industry in the next five years, with capacity in the sector set to hit a total of 500 GW by 2016.

Mexico must double capacity over next 15 years to meet demand


The Mexican economy will need 45 000 MW of extra generation capacity over the next 15 years to cope with the rising energy demand, according to Jaime Gonzalez Aguade, director general of the Comision Federal de Electricidad.

Spanish companies tie up 40 MW of solar projects in Peru


The government of Peru have awarded contracts for three Spanish firms to build solar arrays in the Latin American nation.

Foreign wind turbine makers miss out on credit line in Brazil


Five foreign manufacturers of wind turbines were excluded from a credit line issued by the National Bank of Social and Economical Development in Brazil.

Latin America, key market for Spain's Gamesa


Latin America represents 15 per cent of the overall sales for Gamesa the wind turbine maker confirmed as it posted its earnings for 2011, highlighting the importance of this market for the Spanish firm.

Solaria to build 50 MW of PV capacity in Argentina


Solaria Energia, a Spanish solar panel maker, has reached an agreement to install a total of 50 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Argentina in cooperation with Energia Argentina, a local state-owned energy firm.

Costa Rica receives $250m energy investment


The Inter-American Development Bank has given Costa Rica a loan totalling $250m to help strengthen its energy sector.

Brazilian utility considers contesting imposed rate cut


Brazilian power utility AES Eletropaulo may request a review of the decision by the country's energy regulator, to cut the rate it can charge its customers.

China to fund Latin America’s biggest wind project


China Development Bank Corp is to put forward over $3bn in funding to help finance Latin America’s largest wind power project in Argentina.

Peru clears transfer of TPP concession to All Fresh Energy


Peruvian power utility Esco Compania de Servicios de Energiato has been given the green light by the Energy and Mines Ministry to transfer the concession of the La Gringa I de Lurin thermoelectric power plant (TPP) to local firm All Fresh Energy.

Brazil’s Renova Energia installs 294 MW of wind power


Renova Energia, a Brazilian renewable energy developer, has finished the installation of 14 wind parks in northeastern state of Bahia, which have a combined capacity of 293.6 MW.

Nexans’ carbon conductor launches in Brazil


A new overhead power cable developed by Nexans in Europe is making its debut in Brazil

US’ Duke Energy enters Chilean power market


Duke Energy Corporation of the US has successfully secured ownership of a 240 MW thermal power plant in Chile from private equity fund Southern Cross Group.

Chile suspends Endesa's planned $1.4bn thermal power project


Spanish utility Endesa’s latest thermoelectric project in Chile has been suspended by a local environmental commission, reports Reuters.

Financial support key for renewables success in Latin America


An ongoing discussion in the Unites States is whether or not to continue to pay public subsidies to companies in the renewables sector, in particular in developing wind and solar power generation sources. In the Latin America region, there is no such discussion - public subsidies and/or private investment for renewable energy projects are key to this sector’s future success here.

Brazil considers auction to promote solar power


The government of Brazil may be “considering" holding a solar energy auction in an effort to encourage the development of a domestic solar power industry.

Alstom bags $17m Columbia transmission deals


Alstom has won contracts worth around $17m for transmission projects in Colombia.

Multibillion Brazilian dam held up as tribes occupy site


The $11.2bn Belo Monte dam in Brazil is being held up as more than 150 indigenous tribes people are occupying one of the sites across the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon.