A roundup of the region's top power sector news.
Colombia last month published bidding terms and conditions for companies interested in acquiring the troubled electricity distributor, which went into liquidation in April 2017.
Areas of opportunity are increasing the fuel efficiency of trucks and cars and less energy intensive manufacturing processes.
If the tender fails, Brazil's government will close the firm and could have a new auction next year for the Amazonas distribution concession.
The central bank chief expressed his concern that rising energy prices could push inflation up in the coming months.