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Wärtsilä to supply huge gas engine PP in Latin America
31 January, 2023
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines for a large power plant...
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First industrial-scale e-fuels facility in production
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by Production has begun at what is believed to be the world’s first fully integrated facility for making carbon-neutral, synthetic fuels. The Haru Oni plant, near the city of Punta Arenas...

Hydropower made up 66% of Brazil’s generation in 2020
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by 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"
Friday, August 09, 2019 by 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
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by 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
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by 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
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by 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
Friday, January 26, 2018 by 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
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by 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
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 by Wärtsilä is to supply a 92 MW gas-fired baseload power plant to Sullair Argentina.

BNDES shifts its focus to renewables
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by 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
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 by Authorities in Mexico have awarded contracts for the construction of 36 renewable energy projects in its latest clean energy auction.

Chilean auction selects winners
Friday, August 26, 2016 by 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
Thursday, April 28, 2016 by 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
Thursday, January 07, 2016 by 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
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 by 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
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by 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  
Monday, May 18, 2015 by Brazil will add 1627 MW of new thermal capacity following its latest auction of power contracts.

Banks shore up Brazilian utilities
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by A group of 13 banks have pledged a loan of BR11.2 billion ($5.1 billion) for Brazil's electric power sector.

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