Latin America power roundup

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Paraguay's state power company Ande said construction of the 500kV Yacyretá-Ayolas-Villa Hayes transmission line has started.

Consorcio Ciegec (CIE-Somagec Guinea Ecuatorial) is carrying out the US$95.6mn two-year project which CAF, EIB and IDB are helping finance.

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The 360km line will run alongside an existing line from the Yacyretá hydroelectric dam and help optimize and balance the flow of electricity from the Itaipú hydroelectric dam.

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Uruguay's state power company UTE extended to August 23 the bidding deadline to draft basic engineering plans for a project to overhaul the 108MW Rincón de Baygorria hydroelectric dam.

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Colombian senator Ernesto Macías Tovar introduced a bill to establish a special tariff for electricity service in municipalities where power generators operate, with the aim of lowering rates, the senate reported.