Power industry contracts in South and Central America for Q4 2019 up 171%

15 February 2020 (Last Updated February 13th, 2020 07:26)

Power industry contracts in South and Central America for Q4 2019 up 171%

South and Central America power industry contracts activity in Q4 2019 saw 149 contracts announced, marking a rise of 171% over the last four-quarter average of 55, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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South and Central America power industry contracts in Q4 2019: Brazil leads activity

Looking at contracts by country, Brazil led the activity in Q4 2019 with 102 contracts and a share of 68.5%, up 62.2% over the previous quarter and up 437% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Chile with 21 contracts and a share of 14.1% and Colombia with 12 contracts and a share of 8.1% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, Brazil held the top spot with 19 contracts, followed by Argentina with 18 and Chile with five contracts.

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Wind is top technology area for contracts in Q4 2019

Looking at contracts divided by the type of technology, wind accounted for the largest proportion with 72 contracts and a 47.7% share, followed by solar with 32 contracts and a 21.2% share and hydro with 31 contracts and a 20.5% share.

Looking at power industry contracts divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, Power Plant was the most popular segment in South and Central America power contracts activity during Q4 2019, with 104 contracts, followed by Generation Equipment (22) and Electricity Procurement (21).

The proportion of contracts by category tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 101 contracts and a 67.8% share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: 21 contracts and a 14.1% share
  3. Supply & Erection: 19 contracts and a 12.8% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: seven contracts and a 4.7% share
  5. Consulting & Similar Services: one contract and a 0.7% share.

Power contracts in Q4 2019: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in South and Central America were:

  1. Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, Brazil (Brazil): 2,979.17MW from 91 contracts
  2. Mainstream Renewable Power Chile (Chile): 571MW from four contracts
  3. Engie Energia Chile (Chile): 259MW capacity from one contract.

Power contracts in Q4 2019: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in South and Central America were:

  1. Brazilian Energy Participacoes (Brazil), Centrais Eletricas Barcarena (Brazil), Golar Power Brasil Participacoes (Brazil) and Oak Participacoes (Brazil): 604.52MW from one contract
  2. Statkraft Energias Renovaveis (Brazil): 375.6MW from 11 contracts
  3. Powertis (Spain) and Winds of Santa Eugenia Renewable Energy (Brazil): 300MW capacity from four contracts.

All publicly-announced contracts are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported contracts are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.