Hydropower in Latin America: Adapting to New Realities
|After peaking at 63% in 1993, hydro’s share in the regional generation mix has been in slow decline.|
Hydropower is a mainstay on Latin American electrical grids. It is the dominant electricity source in countries like Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela and comprises a sizeable share of the supply in most others. However, a confluence of factors has undermined the reliability of existing plants and increased project risk for developers of new dams. This report examines the evolving role of hydropower in Latin America.
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