A roundup of the region's top power sector news.
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 in four countries: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
Parts of the river have receded by more than 2m since the company closed a second floodgate to relieve pressure on the troubled project's turbine rooms and prevent the threat of mass flooding.
A Chilean generator, meanwhile, is set to receive additional gas from Argentina.
Studies are due to begin this year for new power transmission infrastructure.
Russian and Mexican businessmen agreed to invest in strategic energy projects, and the Labor party proposed an update to the climate change law to incentivize generation from renewable resources.
Celsia installs its first recharging station for electric vehicles in Panama
As of December 31, 2018, 24 new power plants of wind, photovoltaic, combined cycle and internal combustion technology came into operation in the country.
Energy and non-renewable natural resources minister Carlos Pérez appears before lawmakers to report on a plant under construction in the Amazon.