Panama has announced that in the second half of the year there was no increase recorded in the electricity tariff due to the drop in fuel prices.
The Panama Canal Authority is considering getting the energy supply for the waterway's installations from solar and wind farms.
The Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEeólica) has announced that investment in wind projects in the country will reach $14,782m between 2015 and 2018.
The government of Peru is planning important energy-sector investment initiatives aimed at addressing the nation's growing electricity demand.
Chinese solar photovoltaic technology provider Trina Solar will take part in a large-scale power plant in Chile, which will reach 70 MW.
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) will invest $12m for the construction and operation of two hydropower plants in Colombia.
Mexico's Power Industry Law is to play a key role in the federal government's energy reform.
Brazil's National Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel), the country's energy market watchdog, has allowed operator Usina Santo Angelo to start commercial operation of a 40 MW biomass-fired power plant.
Bolivia's minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Juan José Sosa, has said that his country will invest $2885m in a bid to produce 2010 MW for home power supply by 2020.
Private equity firm Actis will invest $250m to develop an energy platform in Mexico expected to reach 500 MW of installed capacity.