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.

Wärtsilä converts Brazilian power plant from diesel to natural gas

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to convert the UTE Ponta Negra power plant to operate on natural gas instead of diesel fuel.

El Salvador adopts action plan to accelerate renewables uptake

IRENA has proposed a multi-point action plan to accelerate the transformation of El Salvador’s electricity sector with renewables.
energy storage project

Storage market sees battery pack price breakthrough

BNEF’s 2020 Battery Price Survey considers passenger EVs, e-buses, commercial EVs and stationary storage and predicts that by 2023 average pack prices will be $101/kWh.

Megatrends setting stage for utility transformation through 2030

A new report by Black & Veatch examines three megatrends that are setting the stage for utility transformation over the next decade.

Construction starts on solar plus storage microgrid on St Kitts

Ground has been broken on the St Kitts microgrid while negotiations and developments continue with the Nevis Geothermal project.
power sector

New coalition to curb energy poverty amongst one billion people by...

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.
energy storage market

Global energy storage market grows despite COVID-19

Despite the impact of COVID-19, the energy storage market is growing and transforming, which demands increased investment assurance.
solar power

Mytilineos wins major solar contract in Chile

Greece's MYTILINEOS has been named the official EPC contractor for the 118.4MW Pampa Tigre project in the Antofaghsata region of Chile.

Capella Solar facility inaugurated in El Salvador

Capella Solar combining solar PV plus battery storage to provide electricity and power reserve to El Salvador’s grid has been officially opened.

YPF Luz’s La Plata CHP plant achieves commercial operation in Argentina

GE and YPF Luz have announced that La Plata Cogeneration II combined heat and powerplant achieved the start of commercial operation.

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