Latin America

Geothermal – huge promise in Latin America and Caribbean

Latin America’s geothermal potential remains mostly untapped and with few exceptions progress has been sluggish, reports the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
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Small-scale distributed generation advanced in Chile

Chile’s Minister of Energy has published regulations to advance the development of distributed generation for self-consumption.

Uruguay’s UTE launches ‘smart tariff’ plan for householders

A reduction in the peak hours and a ‘Smart Plan’ with variable tariffs are being introduced which should bring savings for domestic customers.
Columbian service operators

New electricity operators in Colombia’s Caribbean region

Afinia and Air-e are the new electricity operators for seven departments in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region, starting October 1.
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Ecuador gets support for network management upgrade

Ecuador’s national electricity operator CENACE is awarded $600,000 to support upgrading of its control centre to improve management of the network.
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Energy data observatory launched for Latin America and Caribbean

An Energy Hub is launched as one of three observatories to increase the availability of data for infrastructure planning in the LAC region.

Electric vehicle charging network expands on Chile’s roads

The first three fast electric vehicle charging stations have been put into operation on the main route south out of Chile’s capital Santiago.
Itron energy infrastructure

Itron selects Accell as regional distributor in Latin America

Itron has partnered with Accell to expand its footprint in the Latin America smart grid market. Acell is now Itron’s regional partner and lead distributor.
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Mobile technology key to tackling climate change

Report: Mobile will be one of the key technologies to tackle climate change and help develop smart solutions to ensure responsible economic growth across Latin America

Support for prepayment, SCADA in Suriname from IDB

Two loans totaling $40 million have been granted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to introduce prepayment and SCADA among other developments and upgrades...

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