Blockchain is to be deployed to bring local energy markets to disadvantaged communities in North and Latin America.
Latin America’s geothermal potential remains mostly untapped and with few exceptions progress has been sluggish, reports the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Chile’s Minister of Energy has published regulations to advance the development of distributed generation for self-consumption.
Customer Services & Management
A reduction in the peak hours and a ‘Smart Plan’ with variable tariffs are being introduced which should bring savings for domestic customers.
Afinia and Air-e are the new electricity operators for seven departments in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region, starting October 1.
Energy & Grid Management
Ecuador’s national electricity operator CENACE is awarded $600,000 to support upgrading of its control centre to improve management of the network.
Data & Analytics
An Energy Hub is launched as one of three observatories to increase the availability of data for infrastructure planning in the LAC region.
The first three fast electric vehicle charging stations have been put into operation on the main route south out of Chile’s capital Santiago.
Central & 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.