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  • Colombia, Panama to invest $420 mn in power line
    Aug. 22, 2011 - latino.foxnews.com

    Bogota – Colombia and Panama will invest $420 million to construct a power line that will start in the northern region of the Andean nation and could eventually connect with all of Central America, the energy and mines minister in Bogota said Monday.

  • Carribbean-wide power grid under discussion in Puerto Rico
    May 15, 2011 - Karen Hollish - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas - energycentral.com

    Officials from islands across the Caribbean gathered in Puerto Rico recently to discuss interconnecting utilities to reduce electricity costs, promote reliability and reduce fossil fuel use in their home communities.

  • Recovery prospects dim for Haiti electric utility
    Feb 24, 2010 - Associated Press

    Six weeks after a catastrophic earthquake flattened downtown Port-au-Prince, power has returned to nearly half the city's neighborhoods.

  • Venezuela to mull electricity offers from Colombia, Brazil
    Feb 17, 2010 -- EFE

    The Venezuelan government said it will consider electricity offers from Colombia and Brazil, a day after indicating the country could find its way out of a severe power crisis with domestic supplies, state-run media reported Wednesday.

  • Areva wins $400 million contract in Brazil for HVDC transmission link
    Dec 17, 2009 - Electric Light & Power

    Bethesda, Md., December 17, 2009 — Areva’s Transmission and Distribution division won an order worth about $400 million by IE Madeira for a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission link in Brazil.

  • Costs Of Argentina Power Transmission Line Soar 70%
    Dec 1, 2009 - Matthew Cowley - Dow Jones Newswires

    Authorities on Tuesday set aside an extra $512.5 million to complete construction of a power transmission line in northern Argentina, as costs have soared more than 70% over budget.

  • Mexican, Guatemalan presidents inaugurate cross-border power project
    Oct 26, 2009 - Xinhua

    Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his Guatemalan counterpart Alvaro Colom inaugurated a cross-border power project in the Guatemalan border state Retalhuleu on Monday, according to news reaching here.

  • Brazil company commissions HVDC for long transmission link
    Aug 5, 2009 - Transmission & Distribution World

    The Abengoa Group has commissioned ABB for key technology for the world’s longest power transmission link to be constructed in Brazil.

  • Brightening Guatemala: Coast linemen to establish electricity in villages
    Jul 17, 2009 - Royce Armstrong - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News

    Six linemen from the Gulf Coast will be spending the next two weeks in Central America helping light up two small villages.

  • Puerto Rico, Colombia study undersea cable proposal
    Dec 11, 2008- The Associated Press

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Officials in Puerto Rico and Colombia are studying the possibility of building the world's longest undersea power line to carry electricity from South America to the Caribbean island.

  • Brazil to supply energy to Argentina to cover shortage
    May 2, 2008 - The Associated Press

    Brazil's Energy Minister says the country will supply Argentina with energy to make up for a shortfall during the upcoming Southern Hemisphere winter.

  • Brazil to supply energy to Argentina: minister
    Mar 19, 2008 - Xinhua

    Brazil will supply energy to Argentina during the winter season so as to relieve the neighbor from the energy crisis, Brazilian Minister of Mining and Energy Edison Lobao confirmed Tuesday.

  • Andean Nations Take First Step Toward Regional Power Grid
    Nov 20, 2007 - Xinhua

    Senior energy officials from five Andean nations agreed here Monday to work on a project that will connect the electricity network in the region. "The meeting was very fruitful. We have taken the first step," Chilean Energy Minister Marcelo Tokman told a press conference after a meeting with his counterparts from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

  • A Caribbean electricity grid, how possible is it?
    Nov 20, 2007 - The Barbados Advocate

    With the rising cost of electricity associated with the increasing cost of traditional fuels, such as oil, one businessman possesses the vision of a multi-source electricity grid that encompasses the entire region.

  • South American nations to solicit power grid study
    Nov 19, 2007 - Reuters UK

    SANTIAGO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia expect to complete a feasibility study on a regional electricity grid by December 2008, energy officials from the five countries said on Monday.

  • Sharyland Utilities Commissions 150 Megawatt 'DC Tie' Between Texas and Mexico
    Oct 10, 2007 - PRNewswire

    Sharyland Utilities, L.P. announced that a ceremonial commissioning event was held today at the Sharyland Plantation in Mission, Texas, for its new $40 million, 150 megawatt High Voltage Direct Current Tie ("DC Tie") project.

  • Rebel attacks delay Colombia's new power link with Ecuador
    Oct 10, 2007 - EFE

    Colombia's leftist FARC rebels knocked down four pylons of a new line of the electrical interconnection system between their country and neighboring Ecuador, whose inauguration had been scheduled for November, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Mexico's State Power Utility To Build Lines For Wind Projects
    May 16, 2007 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-owned electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, said it plans to build transmission lines to carry power from private wind-driven projects under way in southern Mexico.

  • Routes to interconnect Columbia and Panama

    Currently, a Colombia-Panama interconnection project is being developed, which will make possible the access to the Central American market, supported in the development of the Central American Electric Interconnection System (SIEPAC), creating an energy corridor from Mexico to Peru.

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  • Mexico, Guatemala link power grids
    Jun 15, 2006 - EFE

    President Vicente Fox and Guatemalan counterpart Oscar Berger met Tuesday in the southern Mexican border town of Tapachula to inaugurate a link between the two countries’ power grids as part of a regional integration initiative.

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, Latin American Regional Meeting (pdf)
    Aug 2003 - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REEES) in Central America

    Central American energy scenarios has been changing in the recent years due to rapid transformations on the structure of energy markets and their structures . At the same time, a sizeable fraction of the population continues without access to rural energy services. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview on basic information on key policies, regulatory and financing issues, and opportunities for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Systems (REES) in the region.

  • A new vision for Mesoamerica
    Aug 2001 - Peter Bate - IDBAmerica

    The Puebla-Panama Plan also offers the countries of the region a cooperation mechanism for addressing shared challenges and for channeling support from the international community (see link to press release on the right). One example is the energy integration initiative, which is aimed at unifying the regionís electrical power markets and thus attracting more investment in power generation as a means to reduce the high cost of electricity.

  • ABB wins US$ 280-million order for power link between Argentina and Brazil
    May 19, 1998 - ABB

    500-kilometer cross-border transmission link will increase efficiency of regional grids

  • ABB wins orders totaling US$ 170 million for Brazil power link
    Apr 6, 1998 - ABB

    Part of infrastructure improvement program to increase efficiency of national power grid

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