Authorities reject an environmental impact assessment submitted for the concentrated solar plant as government inks Paris agreement on climate change.
In an interview with BNamericas, public lands minister Nivia Palma said that her ministry must play an active role in order for Chile to meet its mandated goal of a 70% renewable-powered grid by 2050.
The for-sale list includes stakes in the Santo Antônio hydroelectric plant, Cemig Telecom, a raft of transmission lines and gas distributor Gasmig.
A US$60mn, 300MW line between the state of Sonora and Arizona is reportedly being planned by two US firms.
The purchase of a 34.6% stake in GNL Quintero represents the first foray into South American infrastructure for pension fund OMERS.
The government says demand for Bolivian pipeline imports will gradually fall as state-run company Petrobras connects new production platforms to pre-salt fields deep below the Atlantic ocean.