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.
January 31, 2017
After five years, Colombian state-owned power company Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA) is betting again on the Brazilian transmission market, believing in the government's commitment to pay the billions it owes in compensation to its Brazilian subsidiary Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista (CTEEP).
January 31, 2017
Chile's energy commission Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE) has launched a tender for a series of electric power transmission works, which it wants to start operating between 2020 and 2024.
January 27, 2017
Brazilian utility Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco (Chesf) is considering partial or total sales of some of its generation plants as well as transmission lines that could require investments of some BRL2 billion.
January 25, 2017
Spanish power grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) has acquired a 45 per cent share of the Peruvian electricity transmission network developer Red Eléctrica del Sur, S.A. (Redesur) from an infrastructure investment fund managed by AC Capitales.
January 24, 2017
Brazil's Eletrosul Centrais Elétricas S.A. (Eletrosul), subsidiary of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras), is set to transfer assets to the controlling company as part of the latter's 2017-2021 business plan.
January 23, 2017
Paraguay has received USD400 million from Mercado Común del Sur's (MERCOSUR) structural convergence fund Fondo para la Convergencia Estructural del (MERCOSUR-FOCEM), a USD100 million loan from the World Bank, and a EUR75 million loan from the European Investment Bank, for the construction of Yacyretá-Ayolas-Villa Hayes Line Project.
January 23, 2017
Paraguay's electricity company Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) has signed a loan agreement worth USD150 million with Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) or the Latin American Development Bank to carry out transmission and distribution (T&D) works in Asuncion and its surrounding areas.
January 20, 2017
Colombian mining and energy planning unit Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética's (UMPE) has awarded the concession for the new 500 kV La Virginia-Nueva Esperanza line project to Alupar Colombia S.A.S.