Latest Latin America News

  • Ibereólica, EDF close financing for Chile wind

    Grupo Ibereólica and EDF Energies Nouvelles have reached financial close on a deal to fund the expansion of a jointly-owned wind asset in Chile

  • Eneva studies merger with AES Tiete again

    Brazilian power generator Eneva has admitted to studying once again making an acquisition offer for AES Tiete

  • BNDES to fund Casa dos Ventos wind complex

    Brazilian development bank BNDES has approved a loan to Casa dos Ventos’ wind farm, located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte

  • TPG launches renewables company with 1GW acquisition

    Private equity firm TPG plans to use a 1GW solar portfolio it has acquired from Trina Solar as the foundation for a new renewables portfolio company called Matrix Renewables

  • EXCLUSIVE SMBC promotes senior team for LatAm

    SMBC’s New York-based team has promoted some of its Latin America heads

  • Chile grows electric bus fleet

    Chile’s public transport system has added 150 electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD to Santiago’s RED system

  • Peruvian gas pipeline company lines up financing

    Gas Natural de Lima y Callao, also known as Cálidda, is working on an up-to-$100 million loan to fund the expansion of its gas distribution system in Lima and Peru's constitutional province of Callao

  • Atlas and Dow sign PPA in Brazil

    Atlas Renewable Energy has signed a long-term power purchase agreement to supply electricity to US-based material science multinational Dow’s plant in Brazil.

  • Mexican renewables win reprieve in latest court ruling

    Mexico's Supreme Court has granted a temporary suspension of a restrictive government policy on renewable energy development in a case brought by the competition authority Cofece

  • Panama advances in Acciona’s hospital complex

    Acciona will build a new children’s hospital - Hospital del Niño – in Panama in one of the largest private initiatives in the country

  • Mexico City launches metro Line 1 plan

    Mexico City’s government has launched the plan for the modernization of the metro Line 1. Investments are expected to amount to around Ps 39 billion

  • Chile’s Saggitar adds to solar pipeline

    Chilean developer Saggitar has grown its small-scale solar pipeline with the addition of a 9MW project to its development backlog

  • Brazil details Via Dutra road auction

    Tarcisio Freitas, Brazil’s minister of infrastructure, has revealed details on the country’s most important road concession for the year – Via Dutra

  • Mexican company finances resi solar portfolio

    IDB Invest has arranged a $15 million senior debt package for a portfolio of residential solar projects in Mexico

  • Cap Vert adds to Chile solar pipeline

    French developer Cap Vert Energie is adding a further 9MW to its small-scale solar pipeline in Chile