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Hydropower made up 66% of Brazil’s generation in 2020
The Energy Information Administration reports that Brazil, which largely relies on hydropower for electricity generation, met 66% of its electricity demand in 2020 from that...
Lightsource wins in Brazil auction
Lightsource BP has won a concession to build 200 MW of solar power capacity in Brazil’s latest renewable energy auction.
Renewables "will comprise 50% of Chile’s power mix by 2030"
Renewable energy is expected to comprise 50% of Chile’s power mix by 2030, according to data and analytics company GobalData.
Argentina contracts renewables in mini-auction
The Argentinian government has awarded 128 MW of wind energy capacity and 97 MW of solar power in its latest RenovAr renewable energy auction.
EBRD backs Ukraine solar
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is backing one of the largest solar farms in Ukraine.
MPC and Martifer partner for renewables in Colombia
MPC Capital and Martifer Renewables are to form a strategic partnership to develop renewable energy projects in Colombia.
Chile's RE potential ‘promises multiple benefits’ – IEA
Chile has emerged as a world-class destination for solar and wind energy developers, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest review of the country’s energy policies.
$6 bn investment in Argentina's RE sector in prospect
New market rules that will allow large power users to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could lead to US$6 billion being invested in...
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...