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Bright Ideas? AMLO's Electric Power Plans
Mexico

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Mexico's president-elect has given out mixed signals for the electricity sector, while his pick for the head of state utility CFE has provoked surprise and controversy.

Take Advantage: Newly Launched Investment Incentives in LatAm Energy
Argentina,Bolivia,...

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Gas Energy Latin America (GELA) in this report for Business News Americas, analyzes and details the investment opportunities that could be realized in the next two to three years, based on the new incentives and privatization processes, sales of assets and formation of public-private partnerships in seven main economies in Latin America.

Building the Backbone: The Latin American Transmission Riddle
LatAm Wind Power on Track to Double Capacity in Next Four Years
The Electric Power Sector in Macri's Argentina
Argentina

The Electric Power Sector in Macri's Argentina

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This report examines Argentine president Mauricio Macri's most important energy reforms, their impact on the electric power sector so far, and the challenges that lie ahead amid the broader reopening of the economy.

The Future of Hydropower in Latin America
Colombia Makes Renewables Push
Colombia

Colombia Makes Renewables Push

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Colombia is looking to diversify its hydro-centric matrix. Read this report to learn about all the many changes in the Colombian energy system, and what to look for in the years ahead.

Battery Storage in Latin America: The Next Big Thing?
Regional

Battery Storage in Latin America: The Next Big Thing?

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As renewable power plays an ever increasing role in energy systems in many countries in the region, and as energy systems become more complex, so too does the need for stable power options like batteries. Read this report to find out about the state, size and challenges of the battery storage market in Latin America.

Electric Power Survey 2018
Regional

Electric Power Survey 2018

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Read our annual Electric Power Survey to understand where the electric power sector in Latin America is headed in 2018 - according to experts within the industry.

Electric Power Outlook 2018: Slow Recovery, Bright Future
Argentina,Brazil,...

Electric Power Outlook 2018: Slow Recovery, Bright Future

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Although none of Latin America's major economies will see explosive growth in 2018, each has become more conducive to private sector energy investments, especially in renewables. Trends toward liberalization, privatization and competition in the electric power sector all bode well for the region as recovery takes hold.

Brazil's Power Sector: Can Reforms Take Hold?
Brazil

Brazil's Power Sector: Can Reforms Take Hold?

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This report examines the market's expectations, questions, and concerns about Brazil's electric power industry heading into 2018, in order to assess the challenges and opportunities therein.

What's Next for Chile's Power Sector
Chile

What's Next for Chile's Power Sector

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This report looks at the technologies, trends and regulations that will drive investment in Chile's electricity sector under the next government.

Solar Power in Latin America: New Markets Take Shape
Argentina,Brazil,...

Solar Power in Latin America: New Markets Take Shape

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Solar power is just starting to gain traction in Latin America, which has remained largely absent from the global expansion of this technology. This report will examine the main solar markets in the region, identifying trends, opportunities and challenges.

Mexican Power Sector: A Market in Transition
Mexico

Mexican Power Sector: A Market in Transition

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This report provides an overview of the Mexican electricity sector, now almost four years in to the historic transformation kicked off by the energy reforms passed in December 2013. It examines the challenges and opportunities that have arisen as Latin America's second-largest power market implements its first fully competitive wholesale market.

The Perils of Plenty in Peru's Electricity Sector
Peru

The Perils of Plenty in Peru's Electricity Sector

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The Peruvian electrical system does not face any imminent supply risks, but the ongoing energy surplus is drying up most new investment opportunities in the local power market, with the (partial) exception of the transmission business. It is also creating a window to pursue interconnections with neighboring grids in Ecuador and Chile. The exaggerated nature of the electricity glut could prove disruptive over the medium to long term, as some generators and distributors may run into financial troubles if prices remain low.

Power Transmission: Connecting Latin America's Evolving Grids
Get in while you can: The time for Argentine Renewables is Now
Argentina

Get in while you can: The time for Argentine Renewables is Now

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Argentina has excellent renewable power potential. After many difficult years in the energy sector, the government is actively engaged in promoting green energy. As a result, there is enough evidence to suggest that now is the time to bet on Argentine renewable power, though as is always the case, there are complications on the horizon. Read the report to find out more.

Natural Gas on Latin American Power Grids
Argentina,Bolivia,...

Natural Gas on Latin American Power Grids

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Since the early 2000s, natural gas has more than doubled its share of the Latin American power matrix. The fuel is used to generate more than one-quarter of the region's annual electricity supply and is the second-most prevalent source after hydroelectricity. This report will examine the latest trends, opportunities and challenges for gas-fired power plants in Latin America.

Wind Power Keeps Growing in LatAm despite Economic Woes
Argentina,Brazil,...

Wind Power Keeps Growing in LatAm despite Economic Woes

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The wind industry has only just recently started to take off in Latin America, a relatively late adopter of the technology. Around 85% of its wind capacity was built after 2011, and there remains ample untapped potential in most countries that have already built wind farms, while exciting new markets are emerging elsewhere in the region. This report will examine the challenges and opportunities for wind power in Latin America, as well as the major trends affecting the development of this energy source.

Can Renewables Gain a Foothold in Colombia's Power Sector?
Colombia

Can Renewables Gain a Foothold in Colombia's Power Sector?

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This report provides an overview of the Colombian power sector and examines the main issues it faces at the start of a new year, including the promotion of alternatives electricity sources, changes to the market model, the expansion of the transmission and distribution (T&D) network, and the supply of natural gas for thermoelectric generators.