January 17, 2017
Chilean environmental evaluation agency Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental (SEA) has received environmental impact statements (EIS) from two project developers for implementing high voltage projects across the country.
January 16, 2017
The Chile government is considering ways to facilitate the progress of the delayed Cardones-Polpaico transmission line project as it can play an important role in the development of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects within the country.
January 9, 2017
Chinese network developer State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has asked the Brazilian government and regulators to speed up environmental licensing of the second planned power line associated with the Belo Monte Hydro project.
January 9, 2017
Chile's lower congressional house approved a report by an investigative commission alleging irregularities during early-stage development of the Cardones-Polpaico transmission line project.
January 5, 2017
Brazil's Eletrosul Centrais Elétricas S.A. (Eletrosul) is in talks with China's Shanghai Electric to sell a batch of concessions associated with the construction of power transmission lines located in Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.
December 29, 2016
Brazilian power sector regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) has rejected Spanish Isolux Corsán's appeal against the cancellation of two of its transmission concessions.
December 28, 2016
The government of Argentina has approved loans aggregating ARS2.02 billion for the country's high voltage grid operator Compañía de Transporte de Energía Eléctrica en Alta Tensión Transener S.A. (Transener) and its subsidiary Empresa de Transporte de Energía Eléctrica por Distribución Troncal de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Sociedad Anónima (Transba S.A.).
December 28, 2016
Colombian state-owned power group Interconexion Electrica (ISA) has acquired a 41.6 per cent stake in Brazilian grid developer Transmissora Aliança De Energia Elétrica SA (TAESA), which currently holds 33 transmission concessions comprising 11,000 km of high voltage power lines in Brazil.
December 22, 2016
Peru's investment promotion agency ProInversión has extended the deadline to submit bids to finance, build, operate and maintain transmission infrastructure in the central Amazon region of Ucayali till March 2017.
December 19, 2016
According to Brazilian energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), the country will auction 34 power transmission projects requiring combined investment of BRL12.7 billion in the first half of 2017. During these auctions, developers will bid for more than 7,000 km of power lines and 13 GVA of substation capacity.
December 16, 2016
Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte (TEN), a subsidiary of E-CL, controlled by French utility GDF Suez, will continue to focus on the Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande (SING)-Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC) interconnection project, and a thermoelectric plant and port in the Mejillones area.
December 14, 2016
Enel Distribución Chile (Chilectra), a subsidiary of Rome-based Enel, will create a subsidiary called Empresa de Transmisión Chena to operate Chile's transmission network. Currently, the company operates Chile's generation and distribution segments only.
December 6, 2016
The energy firm of Santa Fe province in Argentina, Empresa Provincial de la Energia (EPE), has recently received various bids to supply 866-km of cables under three tenders worth ARS60.60 million.
November 30, 2016
The Mexican Secretaría de Energía (SENER) or Ministry of Energy has announced a universal electric service fund worth MXN12 billion for the expansion of the national electricity grid and the installation of solar panels in isolated localities.