Latin America's utilities are facing growing financing needs as
economic expansion pushes demand alongside the infrastructure
conditions necessary to support and enable that demand. Natural
gas and renewable energy are becoming a more prominent
consideration, notably as large development banks include
adherence to their environmental regulations as part of the
terms for securing funding. Cross-border growth is also a focus
of the region's larger players, though most expect it to be
LatAm’s Generators and transmission companies face huge buildouts to meet electricity demand. The largest have broad access to funds, with development banks picking up the rest.
Demand continues to skyrocket, Henry Navarro, a vice
president at Empresas Energía de Bogotá (EEB)
explains. Some countries are seeing 300% growth, and others up
to 800%, and energy and its related infrastructure needs are
gaining more attention than ever.
In addition to its home market, EEB is expanding and has its
eye on Guatemala, Peru, and Colombia, Navarro says, and plans
to see projects in operation in 2014 in both Peru and
Guatemala. The company...
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