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Bolivia’s largest solar plant comes on line

The 100MW Oruro solar plant in the Bolivian Andes is ready to enter commercial operation with the inauguration of the second phase.

Blockchain for disadvantaged communities in the Americas

Blockchain is to be deployed to bring local energy markets to disadvantaged communities in North and 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.
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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.
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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.