Electric Power: The week in 10 stories

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Friday, September 7, 2018

ARGENTINA

Authorities revealed plans to launch round 3 of renewable energy program RenovAr in October, offering 400MW of capacity.

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BRAZIL

The government said it is studying the possibility of holding regional power generation auctions for gas-fired plants instead of fuel oil- and diesel-fired plants.

COLOMBIA

The Andean country is ratcheting up thermoelectric power generation as lower rainfall sparks fears of an imminent return of devastating El Niño weather patterns.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Energy authorities received coal supply offers for the start of testing at unit 1 of the 752MW Punta Catalina power plant (pictured), scheduled for year-end.

ECUADOR

Blades are set to spin at Ecuador's fourth wind farm by early 2020, which would more than double the country's installed capacity from this non-conventional renewable energy, BNamericas learned.

EL SALVADOR

A legislative assembly committee drafted a proposal to reform article 69 of the constitution that would declare water resources a public asset and not-for-profit.

MEXICO

Acciona brought online its first plant for Mexico's wholesale power market with the opening of its 183MW El Cortijo wind farm in Tamaulipas.

PANAMA

Local company Coal Power has until September 10 to submit information to the environment ministry related to the 200MW Coal Power I project, authorities said.

PERU

Plans to develop a US$600mn natural gas-fired combined cycle plant in the Lima region have hit a permitting hurdle, BNamericas learned.

VENEZUELA

A power outage in the northwestern city of Maracaibo entered its second day amid a deepening energy crisis in the oil-rich nation.