Tag: south america

Amazon expands its renewable energy portfolio with firsts in Brazil, India, and Poland

Amazon has added 71 new renewable energy projects to its portfolio, including its first renewable energy project in South America—a 122 MW solar farm in Brazil—and its first solar farms in India and Poland. In India, Amazon is planning to install three large-scale projects. All three are solar projects in Rajasthan, representing 420 MW of clean energy capacity. Amazon is also expanding its clean energy capacity in North America by 1 GW.

Read More

2031 Ten-Year Energy Expansion Plan: Brazil

The Ten-Year Energy Expansion Plan (PDE) is an annual informative document elaborated by the EPE under the guidelines and support of the staff of the Secretariat of Energy Planning and Development (SPE) and the Secretariat of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuel (SPG), both at Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Brazil.

Read More

Ecuador’s power grid prepares for energy transition

Ecuador’s energy outlook has undergone a drastic change in recent times. The country is fast moving from conventional sources of energy to more clean, renewable-based energy. There is a shift from a heavy reliance on fossil fuels to nearly complete self-sufficiency through renewable energies, particularly hydroelectric power. It is also improving its energy transmission infrastructure to allow massive loads to be carried more efficiently at high-voltage levels.  

Read More

Total Eren and Gransolar plan a microgrid project in Galápagos Islands

Total Eren, a leading renewable energy independent power producer and Gransolar, an Ecuadorian developer has announced the joint design, development, financing, construction, and operation of a microgrid project in the Galápagos Islands.The E-Quator Energy project will include a 14.8 MWp solar photovoltaic plant as well as a 40.9 MWh energy storage system.

Read More

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

The Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) process for Paraguay has identified key actions for accelerating the deployment of renewable energy in the country. This report by IRENA examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

Read More

Non-Hydro Renewables Set to Outperform In Brazil’s Power Sector

Brazil’s non-hydro renewables sector remains in a prime position for significant wind and solar power growth from projects being developed through private power purchase agreement (PPA) deals as well as through power auctions. For example, in August 2021, Brazilian meatpacker BRF signed a 15-year PPA for the development of a 160MW wind power farm with developer AES Brasil Energia. Additionally, the Brazilian government awarded 873MW in non-hydropower renewables capacity through the country’s A-3 and A-4 power auctions that concluded in July 2021.

Read More

AES Andes to set up a 258 MW wind farm in Chile

AES Andes, a south American power company, has begun the permitting process for a 258 MW wind farm in Bio Bio, Chile. The Rinconada wind farm is planned to have 43 turbines, each with a capacity of 6 MW, as well as the necessary transmission infrastructure. 

Read More

Brazil sets ceiling price for upcoming A-5 auction

Brazil’s power sector regulator Aneel has set a ceiling price for the power generation auction scheduled for September 30, 2021. The tender, known as A-5, will contract power from wind, solar, hydro, and thermal plants that use biomass, coal, natural gas, or solid waste as fuel. The maximum bidding price has been set at $119.68 per MWh.

Read More

Canadian Solar secures $100m to fund solar projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar has announced that it has received $100 million in financing from two Brazilian banks to help it develop and build solar projects in Brazil. The financing arrangement with banks BTG Pactual and Itau BBA would support up to 70 per cent of Canadian Solar’s equity commitments in its Brazilian project portfolio.

Read More

Mainstream Renewables installs 571 MW of wind and solar capacity in Chile

Mainstream Renewable Power has completed the first phase of its 1,350 MW Andes Renovables wind and solar power platform in Chile, with a total capacity of 571 MW. The development implies that the portfolio has begun delivering electricity to Chile’s National Electricity System and has begun testing prior to commercial operation in order to ensure optimal performance.

Read More

Yinson and Verano to develop 800 MW solar projects in Latin America

Yinson Holdings Berhad, through its wholly owned subsidiary Yinson Renewables Pte Ltd, is collaborating with Verano Capital Holdings SpA for developing renewable energy projects in Latin America. The initial pipeline will consist of 800 MW of utility scale solar projects spread across Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

Read More

EDP Renewables acquires 628 MW of renewable energy assets in Chile

EDP Renewables has announced the acquisition of 628 MW of wind and solar assets under two separate deals with Atacama Energy and Lader Energy in Chile. The acquired capacity comprises a 77 MW wind farm which has a 20-year power purchase agreement and set for operation in 2023 and 551 MW of solar and wind farms, which are currently under development.

Read More

Enel Green Power announces commercial operation for 716 MW wind farm in Brazil

Enel Green Power has announced the launch of commercial operations of its 716 MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm in Brazil. The project was developed at an estimated investment of BRL 3 billion ($592 million) by the company’s subsidiary, Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes Ltd. The plant is located in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Piaui and is equipped with 230 turbines which are expected to generate more than 3.3 TWh of electricity annually.

Read More

Lightsource BP to install 467 MW of solar capacity in Brazil

Lightsource BP has announced its plans to develop 467 MW of solar photovoltaic projects in Brazil’s Ceara state. The company has met with the state’s economic development and labour secretary to finalise the project which will be developed with an investment of $261.3 million. Under the plan, Lightsource BP will develop two solar plants in the countryside of the state. This includes a 202 MW plant in Milagres and a 265 MW solar farm in Ico.

Read More