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South America power roundup

Bnamericas Published: Monday, January 14, 2019
South America power roundup

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced the selection of a renewable energy project in Guyana for ADFD funding, as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.

Guyana's Ministry of Public Infrastructure will receive a loan of US$8mn to install 5.2MW of grid-connected solar PV systems in the hinterland regions to reduce fossil fuel consumption and increase the reliability of electricity supply.

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Argentina's power regulator ENRE reported that Pampa Energia requested access to existing transport capacity to incorporate a 187MW gas turbine at the Genelba plant; and that Aluar Aluminio Argentina requested access to existing transport capacity for dispatch infrastructure as part of the company's 50.4MW Aluar Etapa I wind farm.

The watchdog also authorized Bioeléctrica Dos to access existing transport capacity for its 2.4MW Bioeléctrica Río Cuarto 2 biomass plant.

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Ecuador's national assembly sent an energy efficiency bill to the executive branch for signing after it was submitted by Esteban Albornoz a year ago.

President Lenín Moreno has until February 9 to sign the bill into law or object to the initiative.

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