March 10, 2017
Colombian power transmission firm Interconexion Electrica (ISA) has announced plans to increase its annual investment budget by 41.7 per cent to COP5.17 trillion for 2017, in comparison to COP3.10 trillion allocated in 2016.
March 9, 2017
Mexico has launched an electric power balance system designed to ensure sufficient generation capacity to participants in the short-term wholesale electric power market and enable power stations to meet demand.
March 8, 2017
The federal government of Brazil has announced 55 infrastructure projects that are part of the Private Partnership Investment (PPI) programme, with investments estimated at BRL45 billion.
March 7, 2017
Costa Rican energy firm Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) will install 158,000 smart meters in the next three years, replacing traditional electromechanical meters in the regions where the company is responsible for distribution.
March 7, 2017
Brazilian power sector regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) has approved a BRL1.1 billion cash injection in state-run Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras) to partially pay off debts owed to national oil company Petrobras.
February 21, 2017
German engineering company Siemens has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mexican state-owned energy firm Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to explore the digitalisation of CFE's grids and prepare them for an internet-connected era.
February 20, 2017
The Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) or the National Development Bank of Brazil has approved long-term financing of about BRL2.56 billion for the construction of the first transmission line project associated with the Belo Monte hydro power project (HPP), in the State of Pará.
February 16, 2017
Peru's investment promotion agency Proinversion has launched bidding to reinforce electricity dispatch in southern regions Cusco and Puno. Under this, the agency is offering Tintaya–Azángaro Transmission Project for a 30-year concession.
February 14, 2017
Argentina's energy regulator Ente Nacional Regulador de la Electricidad (ENRE) has imposed fines of ARS25.57 million on four electricity transmission firms, as they did not meet certain quality standards during 2015.
February 13, 2017
Brazilian power sector regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) has signed the 21 contracts awarded in the second stage of the transmission auction 13/2015 held on October 28, 2016.
February 7, 2017
Paraguay's electricity company Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) is working to secure USD756 million funds to finance transmission and distribution projects during 2016 to 2025.
February 2, 2017
Mexican state-owned energy firm Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has announced that it will invest MXN250 billion in new generation, transmission, and service improvement projects between 2017 and 2022.
February 1, 2017
Peru's investment promotion agency Proinversion, through its Comité en Proyectos de Energía e Hidrocarburos Pro Conectividad or Committee on Energy and Hydrocarbons Projects, has announced the tender for the concession of the Guaranteed Transmission System (GTS) project, which includes the 500 kV Mantaro-New Yanango-Carapongo and associated substations, and 500 kV Nueva Yanango-Nueva Huanuco and associated substations.