Briefs from Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela and Colombia.
Under the overhaul, the energy ministry (Sener) will coordinate competitive tenders through which companies can finance, develop and operate power lines.
Initial work began earlier this month after state power generation holding company and the state E&P operator linked their systems.
The Mexican state utility has restored power to 92% of the affected, Pemex says that fuel supplies are undamaged, and two wind projects have been downgraded by Fitch because of uncertainties following the quake.
In this second part of a two-part interview, Carlos Augusto Brandão, president of Brazil's energy quality and storage association (Abaque), spoke to BNamericas about the reform of the energy industry that has been proposed by the country's energy ministry.
The government received requests for 1,676 wind, biomass, solar and small hydroelectric projects totalling 48GW for the A-4 tender and 1,092 wind, hydroelectric, natural gas, coal and biomass projects tallying 53.4GW for the A-6 tender.