Developments in Honduras, Ecuador, Peru and Costa Rica.
Chile's southernmost region seeks to capitalize on hydrocarbon, wind resources.
The northeastern Mexican state is expecting about US$32bn in investment, mainly thanks to projects and other business opportunities generated by the country's electric power and oil and gas auctions.
The French energy group is selling its 857MW Jorge Lacerda and 340MW Pampa Sul thermoelectric plants in southern Brazil.
Load demand on the national grid is expected to rise by an average of 3.6% annually over the next five years, according to a government bulletin.
Pucobre says new power-purchase agreement will save the company US$2.5mn/y over the next five years.
Japanese loan package for second phase work tops US$500mn.
Brazil's largest private electric power group CPFL Energia, recently acquired by China's state grid, will extend a smart metering project to residential customers.