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 organic.
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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