Intelligence Series - Electric Power

Latin America's energy future is blowing in the wind

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Intelligence Series Electric Power

Falling generation costs and a policy shift towards renewable energy in many countries has allowed wind power to expand at a dizzying pace in Latin America. However several obstacles loom, including transmission deficits that threaten to leave new projects lying idle.

Figure - Top 10 countries based on new installed capacity in 2018

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Brazil: Tailwinds continue
  • Mexico: López Obrador hits the brakes
  • Argentina: Making progress despite crisis
  • Chile: Decarbonization gathers pace
  • Activity rising in Peru, Colombia and Central America
  • Conclusion

Companies and projects related to this report

  • Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión en Energía y Minería
  • Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis S.A.
  • Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C.
  • Genneia S.A.
  • Compañía Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Eléctrico S.A.
  • Iberdrola S.A.
  • Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética
  • Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas de la República del Perú (MEF Perú)
  • Ministerio de Energía y Minas de la República del Perú
  • Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica
  • Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE Chile)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
  • YPF S.A.
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais S.A. (CEMIG)
  • Comisión Federal de Electricidad
  • Comisión de Regulación de Energía y Gas
  • Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. (Eletrobras)
  • Consórcio Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. - Alba Energia Ltda.
  • Loma Negra C.I.A.S.A.
  • Wood Mackenzie Ltd.
  • Ministerio de Industria Energía y Minería de la República Oriental del Uruguay
  • Cristalândia wind complex
  • Manantiales Behr wind park


Gustavo Stok

Michael Place

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