Latin America, Caribbean power roundup

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Venezuela's state power company Corpoelec launched operations of the 230/115kv Oasis substation in the municipality of Pedro María Freites, Anzoátegui state.

The facility required investments of 101mn bolivares (US$10mn) and US$25mn, and will help stabilize dispatch from the San Diego de Cabrutica thermoelectric plant, the power ministry said in a statement.

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Costa Rica's state power company ICE and Italian university Sapienza agreed to draft a research roadmap into marine and offshore wind energies under an existing agreement between both entities. An Italian delegation will visit in January to evaluate advancement.


The Dominican Republic's national energy commission CNE authorized STF Group to carry out solar resource studies for Eterra Grupo Ecoenergetico del Caribe's 10.3MW project in Peravia province.