Actis to invest $250m in Mexican energy platform

Private equity firm Actis will invest $250m to develop an energy platform in Mexico expected to reach 500 MW of installed capacity.

250 MW awarded in Guatemalan energy tender

Guatemala's National Electric Energy Commission (CNEE) has awarded 250 MW in an energy tender.  

Brazilian wind developer requests power price increase

Brazilian renewable energy company Renova Energia has asked the nation's Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel) for an increase in wind power prices.

Bolivia and Argentina to negotiate energy link

The governments of Bolivia and Argentina will be holding a meeting within the first fortnight of September to reaffirm the energy interconnection between both countries.

Latin America’s biomass potential

Dependence on traditional power sources such as coal or oil-fired plants is still a reality in several Latin American countries. While nations rich in natural resources place their bets on wind, solar and hydropower by stimulating investment in such projects, other must import fossil fuels to be able to generate electricity.

Iberdrola’s Latin American wind capacity passes 400 MW

Spanish company Iberdrola has produced over 400 MW of power from its wind farms in Latin America in the first half of 2014, the company has announced.  

Chile’s Supreme Court confirms environmental permission for 640 MW hydro plant

Chile's Supreme Court has authorized the construction of the Cuervo hydropower project, which will be operated by joint venture Energia Austral and is expected to produce 640 MW.

Gas Natural Fenosa interested in 16 tenders in Mexico

Spanish company Gas Natural Fenosa has shown an interest in taking part in 16 energy tenders to be held in Mexico.

Celsia acquires Costa Rica’s Guanacaste wind farm

Colombian company Celsia has purchased several power plants from French-Belgian firm GDF Suez, including the Guanacaste wind farm in Costa Rica.

Central American Bank for Economic Integration to finance Guatemalan power plant

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has granted a $670,000 credit to Financiera de Occidente (Fidosa) to partially finance a small hydropower station in Guatemala.

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