Brazilian and Argentine authorities have requested around 9 GW of electricity from Bolivia, almost seven times more than the country’s domestic consumption.

Bolivian authorities have said that “in a couple of months” the country will begin to build the first line of energy integration with Brazil and Argentina, to stop being “isolated in terms of energy delivery”.

The Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Luis Alberto Sanchez (pictured), said: “The most glorious era for (Bolivia) is this: millions invested, energy agreements with Brazil, who have an interest of 8000 MW, and with Argentina, with an interest to purchase approximately 1000 MW.”