A preliminary report from Edesur, one of Argentina’s largest electricity distributors, problems with two 500 kV transmission lines were the proximate cause of the national blackout on 16 June.
Authorities are trying to restore power after a large electrical failure plunged much of South America into darkness, with millions still affected.
Statkraft has announced that it will start construction of the 51.6 MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile in August 2019.
Chile has announced that it will close eight coal-fired power stations over the next five years as part of a plan to switch entirely to renewable energy by 2040.
The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation.
Korea East-West Power and Daelim Energy have signed a shareholder agreement on 18 April to jointly invest in a Chilean distributed solar power project.
Puerto Rico has enacted a law that requires the progressive elimination of fossil fuels as a source of power generation.
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.