Latin America

All news, project updates, policy, legislation and reports concerning the electricity generation, and the power and energy sectors within continental Latin-America, focusing on renewable energy integration and use of fossil fuels within Chile, Braxil, Mexico, Uruguay and Peru. Tenders, energy auctions and power purchase agreement announcements will also be included in this section.

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Wind to account for two-thirds of global power production by 2030

Wind energy will provide the backbone to the electricity sector’s transformation over the coming decade, according to a new report from Rethink Energy.

Researchers explore harvesting energy from black holes

New research identifies a mechanism and conditions for harvesting the free energy stored in spinning black holes.

Aggreko to deliver hybrid power system for high altitude Chile mine

A 25.9MW hybrid solar-diesel system is to be delivered by Aggreko to power a new Gold Fields gold mine high in the Chilean Andes.
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Total quits American Petroleum Institute over climate goals

French multinational energy company Total has withdrawn its membership within the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Chile’s clean technology institute development awarded

Chile’s new Institute of Clean Technologies (ITL) moves ahead with its development awarded to the US consortium Associated Universities Inc.
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Enel accelerates Chilean coal phase-out with early plant closure

Enel Group has disconnected and ceased operations at Unit I of Bocamina coal-fired power plant, which is located in the Chilean municipality of Coronel.
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Test operations start at 104MW Honduras hydro plant

Honduras’ state power company Enee has begun test operations of the 104MW Patuca III hydroelectric plant in Olancho.

Brazil’s Copel introduces AI for management of wind farms

Paraná state electricity utility Copel has implemented artificial intelligence in forecasting the output of wind generation.

Puerto Rico’s ocean energy development enters next phase

A consortium comprised of WSP USA Building, Inc. and Marvel Architects has been selected to develop the Puerto Rico Ocean Technology Complex (PROtech)
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What will it take in 2021 to push utilities over the...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids experts share their insights on the advances they expect in 2021 to accommodate an electric-fueled future

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