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.

State-of-the-art energy management system to improve Venezuelas hydro-electric plant operations

Venezuela`s concern for protecting the environment, and the country`s need for more efficient power generation, were major factors in EDELCA installing a state-of-the art energy management system.

Trust agreement clears way for project in Mexico

Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico has signed a trust agreement with a four-company consortium, clearing the way to seek international financing for the Samalayuca II power plant project, which is expected to cost (US)$600 million.

Exergy analysis aids boiler performance appraisal

The progressive refinement of industrial energy balances has led to the practice of exergy accounting. The division of energy into exergy and anergy is an accounting tool that assigns a value of quality to an available quantity of energy. This method`s use is now widespread and various books have covered the topic in some detail.

HVDC converter station links European grid

Political and market changes in Central and Eastern Europe have created major new challenges for the electric power suppliers.

Southern Electric, Amoco purchase Trinidad and Tobago utility interest

Southern Electric International Inc. and Amoco Business Development Co. have been chosen to negotiate the purchase of a 49 percent equity interest in the power generation facilities of Trinidad and Tobago. Specific terms are still under negotiation, according to Southern Electric.

North American to operate 123-MW plant in Argentina

North American Energy Services Co. has executed a contract with Turbine Power Co. to operate a 123-MW generation plant in General Roca, Argentina. The gas-fired plant is under construction and expected to be operational in early 1995.

Central and South West plans HVDC interconnection

Central and South West Corp. and its subsidiary CSW Energy Inc. have signed a letter of intent with Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico City to undertake in-depth engineering studies and begin formal negotiations for the construction of a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) interconnection between the two utility systems.

Burns & McDonnell design Belize transmission lines

Burns & McDonnell Engineers-Architects-Consultants, based in Kansas City, Mo., USA, is designing 92 miles of electric transmission lines to connect a hydroelectric generating facility with population centers in Belize. This project is Burns & McDonnell`s first in the Central American country. The hydroelectric facility is being developed by Belize Electric Company Ltd. to provide the country with an economic source of energy. Energy is currently provided by diesel generators. The facility, locat

Business bits and briefs

Fluor Daniel has signed an agreement with the North China Electric Power Design Institute and Duke/Fluor Daniel to cooperate on power projects in China....

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