Summary: Latin American renewable energy projects suffer fairly normal completion delays compared to other regions, but are far more likely to incur project cost overruns. A brief analysis of the problem — and a call to action to remedy.
About the publisher: Carlos St. James is a leading advisor to energy investors, bankers and developers in emerging markets at Wood Group’s Sgurr Energy. He is also a board member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and publishes the Latin American Energy Review to help generate debate on the industry’s issues. His upcoming speaking engagements include:
- April 26-28, 2017: GEOLAC: Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean; Mexico City, Mexico
- May 4, 2017: Opportunities to invest in renewable energy in Argentina, seminar hosted by the Ontario Investment Ministry; Toronto, Canada
- May 9-12, 2017: Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress/MIREC; Mexico City, Mexico
- May 22-25, 2017: AWEA Windpower Expo; Anaheim, USA
- June 13-15, 2017: LAC-CORE Clean Energy Finance Summit; Miami, USA
- June 26-28, 2017: PENREC: Peruvian Renewable and New Energy Congress; Lima, Peru