Latin America, Caribbean power roundup

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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.

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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.