September 13, 2016
Bolivian state-owned electricity company Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has issued a consultancy tender for a 500 kV line aimed at increasing the power dispatch capacity of the electric transmission grid of the country to support upcoming large-scale export-oriented power generation plants in the coming years.
September 12, 2016
Peru-based Graña y Montero S.A.A. a leading engineering and construction company, has announced that the consortium formed by its subsidiary Morelco, has been awarded a contract for USD149 million for execution of the Regional Transmission System project located on the Colombian Atlantic Coast.
September 8, 2016
Federal power company of Uruguay, Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), has awarded USD230 million contract to Italian electricity grid company Terna to construct the Tacuarembó-Melo Transmission Line Project.
September 6, 2016
Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) has published a report on ‘Analysis of Forced Shutdown of the Transmission System, Edition 2016' which provides an overview of the shutdowns occurred in the Brazilian transmission system for the period from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2015.
September 5, 2016
The operator of Chile's northern power grid, Centro de Despacho Económico de Carga del Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande (CDEC-SING), has proposed nine transmission projects requiring an estimated USD90 million investment during 2016.
September 5, 2016
Mexico's Secretaría de Energía (SENER) or Ministry of Energy, has confirmed that several international investors have expressed interest in the Tehuantepec Isthmus transmission project.
August 25, 2016
Colombian mining and energy planning unit Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética (UPME) has received two offers in response to bids invited to build, operate and maintain power transmission infrastructure in La Guajira Department earlier this month.
August 18, 2016
State-run utility State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has acquired control of Brazilian power company CPFL Energia. It has reached a deal with the latter's two stakeholders for USD7.3 billion, which increased its stake to 68 per cent.
August 16, 2016
Colombia's Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB) begins the construction of 230 kV transmission line that will help dispatch power to the country's southwest region and improve reliability of the national grid.
August 11, 2016
Chinese state-run utility State Grid Corporation of Chine (SGCC) has planned to invest in Brazilian power company CPFL Energia. The USD13 billion deal includes CPFL's BRL18.3 billion of debt, which could bring a fresh dose of foreign capital to Brazil, which is goingthrough one of its deepest recessions ever.
August 9, 2016
LS Industrial Systems Company (LSIS), a South Korean electric power systems provider, has won a USD9.1 million order to build a 230 kV substation in Portoviejo, a western coastal city in Ecuador.