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April 11, 2022

Power industry contracts in South and Central America for Q1 2022 down 30%

By Carmen

South and Central America power industry contracts activity in Q1 2022 saw 37 contracts announced, marking a drop of 30% over the last four-quarter average of 53, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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South and Central America power industry contracts in Q1 2022: Brazil leads activity

Looking at contracts by country, Brazil led the activity in Q1 2022 with 16 contracts and a share of 43.2%, down 3.6% over the previous quarter and down 36% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by the Dominican Republic with six contracts and a share of 16.2% and Colombia with five contracts and a share of 13.5% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, Brazil held the top spot with 25 contracts, followed by Chile with eight and Colombia with five contracts.

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Solar is top technology area for contracts in Q1 2022

Looking at contracts divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 20 contracts and a 58.8% share, followed by wind with eight contracts and a 23.5% share and thermal with three contracts and an 8.8% share.

Looking at power industry contracts divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, Generation Equipment was the most popular segment in South and Central America power contracts activity during Q1 2022, with 16 contracts, followed by Electricity Procurement (10) and Power Plant (8).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 19 contracts and a 51.4% share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: nine contracts and a 24.3% share
  3. Project Implementation: six contracts and a 16.2% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: one contract and a 2.7% share
  5. Consulting & Similar Services: one contract and a 2.7% share
  6. Electricity Supply: one contract and a 2.7% share.

Power contracts in Q1 2022: 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. Evolution Power Partners: 228MW from one contract
  2. BlackRock Global Renewable Power Fund III: 200MW from one contract
  3. Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais: 190.5MW capacity from one contract.

Power contracts in Q1 2022: 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. APR Energy (United States): 228MW from one contract
  2. Solek Group (Czech Republic): 200MW from one contract
  3. Canadian Solar (Canada): 190.5MW capacity from one contract.

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.

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