Report - Dec 2019
Opportunities beckon in new Latin American markets
Growing investment opportunities in Brazil, Colombia and Chile stand in sharp contrast to the slowing market dynamics in Mexico and Argentina.
Report - Nov 2019
Can Latin American solar power have its day in the sun?
Despite political, economic and regulatory challenges, solar energy is on the cusp of a boom in Latin America – driven by some of the world's highest irradiation levels and ongoing technological advances that are driving down costs.
Report - Oct 2019
Argentine election: What awaits the electric power s...
The effectiveness of new energy policies will hinge on the incoming administration's general economic blueprint, including how it decides to manage the fiscal deficit and inflation. But for now, these plans remain shrouded in doubt as th...
Report - Sep 2019
Geothermal power: A coming of age in Latin America?
Almost half a century after Latin America's first geothermal projects emerged, the technology is reappearing on the region's energy landscape. This time it has reached South America as governments seek ways to reinforce baseload generati...
Report - Jul 2019
Latin America's energy future is blowing in the wind
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...
Report - Jul 2019
Chinese power firms eyeing new LatAm horizons
The presence of Chinese companies in Latin America's electricity sector is now large-scale and will continue to expand. Examples of their foray into new markets are evident in Venezuela, Bolivia, Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and...
Report - Jun 2019
Latin America's interconnection dream: Closer to rea...
Plans to integrate Latin America's power grids continue to advance despite political inertia in some countries. The success of Siepac in Central America is cited as proof that energy interconnection is possible and beneficial in the regi...
Report - May 2019
Electric Power Capex 2019
Led by Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru, investments in Latin America's electric power sector are seen rising in 2019. More than 76% of respondents to a BNamericas survey said they expected an increase in the number of project approvals ...
Report - Apr 2019
The future of natural gas in Latin America's energy mix
Latin America's electric power generation model has evolved as the region embraces new technologies and regulations. Despite the changes, or perhaps because of them, the need to expand baseload capacity from conventional sources is great...
Report - Mar 2019
The rise of distributed generation in Latin America
Led by Brazil, distributed generation made significant progress in Latin America in 2018. The expansion has been driven by a sharp decline in the cost of photovoltaic panels and regulations that provide incentives for investors.
Report - Feb 2019
How, where and when: LatAm’s renewables boom
Industry observers agree that 2019 will be crucial for the implementation of unconventional renewable energy in Latin America. The combined result of public policies designed to achieve different goals, the majority of these projects are...
Report - Jan 2019
Electric Power Survey 2019
Latin America's electric power industry is undergoing a profound transformation process that is shaking its foundations. As in past years, BNamericas conducted a survey of the sector's players to understand their vision of the business a...
Report - Dec 2018
Electric Power Outlook 2019: Winds of change blowing...
In a five-year period, Latin America went from an energy crisis - which led hydrocarbon producing countries to having to import billions of dollars in fuel to sustain operations - to some slack on the supply side to the lowest prices wor...
Report - Nov 2018
Can Latin America Sustain its Solar Surge?
Solar growth has been strong in the region's major markets Chile, Brazil and Mexico, but transmission constraints, a lack of financing and political and policy uncertainty may mean that the growth surge slows in the short term....
Report - Oct 2018
Chile’s Power Sector in Rapid Evolution
The energy sector in Chile is experiencing a profound process of transformation, which largely is in line with the process of energy transition that the planet is experiencing, although it also has its own characteristics.
Report - Aug 2018
Bright Ideas? AMLO's Electric Power Plans
Mexico's president-elect has given out mixed signals for the electricity sector, while his pick for the head of state utility CFE has provoked surprise and controversy.
Report - Aug 2018
Take Advantage: Newly Launched Investment Incentives...
Gas Energy Latin America (GELA) in this report for Business News Americas, analyzes and details the investment opportunities that could be realized in the next two to three years, based on the new incentives and privatization processes, ...
Report - Jul 2018
Building the Backbone: LatAm’s Transmission Riddle
Transmission and distribution infrastructure expansion is vital to prevent bottlenecks and power generation project delays. This report looks at how progress is being made in the region's main markets and where opportunities...
Report - Jun 2018
Capex Series: Auctions, Growth Fuel New Investment
This report highlights major investments being made in the electric power sector in Latin America....
Report - Jun 2018
LatAm Wind Power on Track to Double Capacity in Next...
Wind power is booming in many parts of the region. Read this report to understand what's behind this growth, what the challenges are, where projects are getting built, new technologies and regulation, and what to expect in the...
Report - Apr 2018
The Electric Power Sector in Macri’s Argentina
This report examines Argentine president Mauricio Macri's most important energy reforms, their impact on the electric power sector so far, and the challenges that lie ahead amid the broader reopening of the economy.
Report - Mar 2018
The Future of Hydropower in Latin America
This report examines current trends in the regional hydropower sector and attempts to understand the evolving role of Latin America's premier source of electricity.
Report - Feb 2018
Colombia Makes Renewables Push
Colombia is looking to diversify its hydro-centric matrix. Read this report to learn about all the many changes in the Colombian energy system, and what to look for in the years ahead.
Report - Jan 2018
Battery Storage in Latin America: The Next Big Thing?
BNamericas' January edition of the Electric Power report titled "Battery Storage in Latin America: The Next Big Thing?".
Report - Jan 2018
Electric Power Survey 2018
BNamericas' January edition of the Electric Power report titled "Electric Power Survey 2018".
Report - Dec 2017
Electric Power Outlook 2018: Slow Recovery, Bright F...
BNamericas' November edition of the Electric Power Outlook report titled "Electric Power Outlook 2018: Slow Recovery, Bright Future".
Report - Oct 2017
Brazil's Power Sector: Can Reforms Take Hold?
BNamericas' October edition of the Electric Power report titled "Brazil's Power Sector: Can Reforms Take Hold?".
Report - Sep 2017
What’s Next for Chile’s Power Sector
BNamericas' September edition of the Electric Power report titled "What’s Next for Chile’s Power Sector".
Report - Aug 2017
Solar Power in Latin America: New Markets Take Shape
BNamericas' August edition of the Electric Power report titled "Solar Power in Latin America: New Markets Take Shape".
Report - Jul 2017
Mexican Power Sector: A Market in Transition
BNamericas' July edition of the Electric Power report titled "Mexican Power Sector: A Market in Transition".
Report - Jun 2017
The Perils of Plenty in Peru’s Electricity Sector
BNamericas' June edition of the Electric Power report titled "The Perils of Plenty in Peru’s Electricity Sector".
Report - May 2017
Power Transmission: Connecting Latin America’s Evolv...
BNamericas' May edition of the Electric Power report titled "Power Transmission: Connecting Latin America’s Evolving Grids".
Report - Apr 2017
Get in while you can: The time for Argentine Renewab...
BNamericas' April edition of the Electric Power report titled "Get in while you can: The time for Argentine Renewables is Now".
Report - Mar 2017
Natural Gas on Latin American Power Grids
BNamericas' March edition of the Electric Power report titled "Natural Gas on Latin American Power Grids".
Report - Feb 2017
Wind Power Keeps Growing in LatAm despite Economic Woes
BNamericas' February edition of the Electric Power report titled "Wind Power Keeps Growing in LatAm despite Economic Woes".
Report - Jan 2017
Can Renewables Gain a Foothold in Colombia's Power S...
BNamericas' January edition of the Electric Power report titled "Can Renewables Gain a Foothold in Colombia's Power Sector?".