The Bolivian government is confident that the construction of new power plants means that in the not too distant future this Latin American nation will be able to export electricity to its neighbours – Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
Among the major projects underway is the installation of the fourth turbine at the Termoelectrica del Sur plant, located in the Gran Chaco de Tarija province.
The natural gas-fired plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation next year and will add 160 MW to the National Interconnected System (SIN).
Bolivian vice-president Alvaro García Linera told local newspaper La Razon that the investments made in the last six years – $930m – will enable the country to not only meet its own power demand but also export electricity to neighbouring countries.
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