Briefs from Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Colombia.
As oil prices recover, LNG prices are expected to remain flat, making gas-fired power generation relatively cheaper, which will incentivize the shift to that fuel in Latin America, according to Wood Mackenzie researcher Ricardo González.
Bids are due October 19 for the third renewable energy round conducted under President Mauricio Macri's government.
The investment aims to supply industrial plants, such as the planned Pacífico refinery.
A "strategic operator" would pledge to invest approximately US$100mn in a northern power utility.
The group's main creditors are development bank BNDES and state-run commercial banks Caixa and BB.