More Latin America Power Generation News

E.ON makes $991m investment in Brazil


Brazilian power company MPX has sold a 24.5 per cent stake to German utility E.ON in a deal worth $991m.

Gas Natural Fenosa enters wind power market in Latin America


Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa has started construction of a wind farm in Mexico, which is its first such project in the Latin American region.

Brazil’s Parnaíba I’s third turbine synchronized


MPX of Brazil confirms that it has synchronized the third turbine at its Parnaíba I thermoelectric plant to the national grid.

Italy’s Enel connects its Chilean first wind farm to the grid


Enel Green Company (EGP), the renewable energy arm of Italy’s Enel, has connected its first wind farm in Chile to the grid.

Mexico on track to realize its wind power by 2020


Mexico's wind power potential could reach 12,000 MW by 2020, says. Leopoldo Rodríguez, chairman of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (Amdee).

Brazil needs to double capacity and diversify mix


The government is warning that Brazil will need to add 110 GW to its installed capacity over the next 15 years to meet the country’s rising demand.

A 50 MW solar project in Chile signals INSO’s Latin American expansion


Spanish solar equipment maker, INSO (Ingenieri Y Soportes Solares), is planning to participate in a project to build a 50 MW solar plant in Chile, as part of its strategy to expand in Latin America.

Strict supply rules may force wind companies to quit Brazil


Wind turbine manufacturers are seeing their costs spiral in Brazil as they struggle to meet the governmental requirement to buy or make of all of their main parts domestically.

Peru’s south experiencing serious supply-demand issues


The south of Peru is in desperate need of more electricity claims La Republica, citing the fact that since January there have been nine power cuts in several districts of Arequipa.

Wärtsilä to set up new manufacturing plant in Brazil


Finnish corporation W&#228rtsil&#228 has responded to what it calls the increasing demand in its offshore market to set up a new $26m manufacturing facility in Brazil.

Feature: Central America’s landmark interconnection project


Work on the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (known as Siepac in Spanish) almost completed. The final stretch in Costa Rica is due to be finished in April, whereupon all Central American countries from Guatemala to Panama will be connected. This represents a key landmark in terms of energy integration in the region.

Argentinian-Brazilian consortium’s 144 MW wind project


Impsa y Chui Holding of Argentina and Brazilian Fondo de Inversiones en Participaciones Rio Bravo have signed an agreement to jointly build the 144 MW Chui wind power farm in Brazil.

MHI completes first overseas nuclear replacement contract


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has completed its first large-scale component replacement with installation at an overseas nuclear power plant.

Guatemalan distribution companies award 86 MW in supply contracts


Power distributors, Empresa Electrica de Guatemala (EEGSA) and Energuate, have awarded 85.88 MW in new short-term supply contracts up to end of April 2015 in Guatemala.

Rolls-Royce awarded Mexican CHP contract


Global power systems firm, Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to supply a conglomerate with on-site power equipment at its processing plants in Veracruz, Mexico.

Acciona expected to resubmit Chilean wind project


Acciona Energia Chile recently withdrew its environmental assessment for a 51 MW wind farm in Los Rios’ Valdivia municipality. However, local authorities are confident that it will reconsider its decision.

Brazil’s wind power association bullish about 2013


The president of Brazil's wind power association, Abeeolica, Elbia Melo, is upbeat about this year, despite 2012 being relatively flat in terms of contracting wind power projects.

World Bank launches $500m geothermal plan


The World Bank has launched a plan to mobilise $500m of investment into geothermal energy for renewable power generation.

Central American electricity trading to start next month


Work on the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC) is due to be completed in April, enabling Central American nations to buy and sell power on a large scale.

Brazil wind power reaches record high


Brazilian wind energy capacity broke its existing capacity records in 2012.