The 50 MW Planta Solar Fotovoltaica Oruro project is scheduled for completion in 2018. Bolivia’s power utility ENDE is currently reviewing 16 bids for the projects.
Brazil’s energy agency EPE has released a new study that recommends the improvement of the transmission system of the northern and north-western areas of the state of Minas Gerais, which is expected to host a considerable portion of the solar projects selected in the country’s auctions held in the past years.
The Committee for the Environment of the Brazilian Senate has approved a bill to modify the legislation of the electric system and grant access to the country’s energy auctions to large-scale hybrid renewable energy projects.
A draft of the new rules was submitted to public consultation by the Argentinean government. The new regulation, if implemented, would authorize the sale of power to large industrial power consumers by direct agreement.
At the first day of the conference PV Asset Management and O&M Europe 2017, which winds up today in Hamburg, almost all the participants agreed on the fact that the business is becoming more and more complex, and that getting to scale may provide a path through a period of further consolidation.
The new provisions were published in Chile’s Official Journal in May. The new regulations apply to large-scale solar, wind, geothermal energy and hydropower plants.
The rulings help clear the way for Brookfield’s acquisition of the two yieldcos, and close a long and difficult chapter in the story of the three companies.
If the loan is approved, it could close by the end of the month.
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