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Wärtsilä contracts for 92 MW power plant in Argentina
Wärtsilä is to supply a 92 MW gas-fired baseload power plant to Sullair Argentina.
BNDES shifts its focus to renewables
Brazil’s development bank says it will no longer fund new coal or oil fired power plants but will increase support for renewable energy projects.
Mexico confirms renewables winners
Authorities in Mexico have awarded contracts for the construction of 36 renewable energy projects in its latest clean energy auction.
Chilean auction selects winners
Chile’s National Energy Commission (CNE) has awarded contracts for thermal, hydro, wind and solar power plants in its latest auction, it has announced.
Power crisis forces two-day week in Venezuela
Venezuela's government has implemented rolling blackouts and imposed a two-day working week for government workers in response to the country's severe power crisis.
Chile adopts new energy goals
Chile has formally adopted a new energy plan aimed at improving energy security and growing the contribution made to its energy system by renewables.
EDF wins 117 MW in Brazil auction
EDF Energies Nouvelles has won a long term power purchase agreement for 117 MW of wind power capacity in Brazil's latest energy auction.
Enel Green Power is clear winner in Brazil auction
Brazil's latest solar auction has awarded over 800 MW of capacity at ¢8/kWh. Firms awarded capacity in the competitive auction process include Enel Green Power, Canadian Solar and Conergy.
Thermal generators win in Brazil auction
Brazil will add 1627 MW of new thermal capacity following its latest auction of power contracts.
Banks shore up Brazilian utilities
A group of 13 banks have pledged a loan of BR11.2 billion ($5.1 billion) for Brazil's electric power sector.
Enel signs Mexico agreement
Enel is planning to exchange information and experiences in the fields of geothermal energy technology and smart grids after signing an MOU with Mexico's Instituto de...
Brazil plans licence auction
Brazilian energy research corporation EPE says that the country's government will auction off licences for more than 3500 MW of new electricity generating capacity in August.