Latin America power roundup

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Following lower house approval, Bolivia's senate passed a bill that declares of public need and utility the expropriation of land in Santa Cruz department for the planned 36MW El Dorado and San Julián wind plants.

The measure sets aside 63.3ha in the municipality of Cabezas for El Dorado and 37.9ha in the municipality of Cotoca for San Julián, both of which are being developed by state power company Ende's subsidiary Corani.

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Peru's investment promotion agency ProInversión extended the bidding deadline for the Aguaytía-Pucallpa transmission project to May 19, and to July 21 the deadline to pay the participation fee and submit qualification documents for the Mantaro-Nueva Yanango-Carapongo/Nueva Yanango-Nueva Huanuco transmission project.

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Honduras' state power company Enee established a transmission operations committee (CTO) that will meet monthly to address issues related to faults and service quality, in particular at substations and national dispatch center CND.

A private operator is scheduled to take over transmission operations from Enee in the near term as part of the sector's overhaul.