More Latin America Power Generation News

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.

Feature: Chile may miss 20/20 renewable energy target


The Chilean government has set an ambitious target to be achieved by 2020. The aim is to have 20 per cent of the country's electricity production d from renewable sources. However, there are growing concerns that this target, known as the 20/20 plan, is likely to run into difficulty.

Brazil’s government denies power shortages threat at World Cup


Brazil is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but recently there have been reports in the press that the country lacks sufficient infrastructure to guarantee the reliable supply of electricity, opening up the threat of power shortages during the sporting event.

Aneel refuses Tractebel’s request to delay thermal plant's start-up


Aneel, Brazil’s electricity regulatory has rejected a request from Tractebel Energia to extend the commercial start-up deadline for its William Arjona thermoelectric power plant.

Andean region contemplates grid interconnection


AF Spain has signed two agreements, totalling $1m, with the Inter-American Development Bank to assess the feasibility of electricity exchange in the Andean region.

Foreign-built wind farms in Mexico trigger protests


Over recent years there has been a concentration of foreign companies building wind farms on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the south of Mexico, known for its high wind speeds.

Toro III marks a milestone in Costa Rica’s hydro ambitions


ICE, Costa Rica's state power company, has begun operations of the 49 MW Toro III hydropower plant, as part of the country's plans to add over 1 GW of hydro capacity by 2020.

International banks fund Chile’s 532 MW coal-fired station


Chilean power company AES Gener has agreed a loan of up to $1bn from a group of international banks to finance the construction of the Cochrane coal-fired power station in the north of the country.