First of its type biogas plant inaugurated in Brazil

Brazilian biofuel company Raizen’s Bonfim biogas plant, the first commercial-scale facility of its type, is in operation.

Neoenergia develops smart grid communications technology for Brazil

Brazilian energy distributor Neoenergia has developed the Multilink data concentrator for deployment in the smart grid.

First electric vehicle in Chile’s mining industry launched

The first electric vehicle for use in Chile’s mines has been debuted by state owned copper miner Codelco and Engie.

Chile’s first solar + storage project gets under way

Chile’s AES Gener has begun construction of the Andes Solar II-B solar+storage project as well as the Capo Lindo wind farm.

ANDE expands remote electricity meter reading in Paraguay

Paraguay state utility has implemented remote residential electricity meter reading in the capital Asunción and the Central department.

Novel natural disaster recovery insurance for Caribbean utilities

A parametric insurance product for recovery from natural disasters such as hurricanes has been developed for Caribbean utilities.
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South and Central American EV charging ‘corridor’ in operation

Electric vehicle charge points are now available spanning from Ushuaia in southern Argentina to Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
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South America’s renewables potential waiting to be tapped

South American countries have the potential to near double their current renewable generation expansion plans, Enel research reveals.

Ocean energy research moves closer in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has the ambition to become a leader in ocean energy with the PROTech project, for which RFPs are being sought.

Uruguay’s state utility advances emobility

UTE, Uruguay’s national electricity utility, is supporting emobility with charge points for EVs and the introduction of hydrogen for freight transport.

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