The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has issued a draft integrated resource plan (IRP) that calls for segmenting the island’s electrical grid into eight minigrids, along with myriad microgrids, and installing more energy storage than is currently available in the USA.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed its third contract with Voltalia in Brazil to supply the wind project Ventos da Serra do Mel 2 (VSM2).
Siemens and the marine arm of ST Engineering in Singapore have received an order for a SCC-800 2x1C SeaFloat barge-mounted power plant from Seaboard Corporation subsidiary Transcontinental Capital Corporation (Bermuda), an IPP with operation in Dominican Republic.
A consortium of GE Power and CIE Sociedad Anonima has won a contract from Itaipu Binacional to modernise the Itaipu Dam in Brazil, one of the world’s largest hydropower plants.
GE Power has been chosen by EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, to provide its 4.4 MW and 2.2 MW LV5 1500 V inverters and skids for the 14 MW Verde Vale III solar power project in Guanambi, Brazil.
Rolls-Royce has announced that it will supply 265 MTU Onsite Energy 16V 4000 gen-sets for five power plants to be built in Chile designed to support a growing renewable power infrastructure.
Siemens Gamesa has won a contract to supply 471 MW of wind turbines to Neoenergia, Iberdrola’s Brazilian subsidiary.
Siemens has received its first order from Panama for six SGT-800 gas turbines.
GE Renewable Energy has announced its first wind energy project in Chile with Arroyo Energy Compañía de Energís Renovables Limitada.
ContourGlobal, a London-based power generation company, is still seeking acquisitions in Brazil after abandoning talks to buy two coal-fired power plants from Engie of France.