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Latin America Regional Power Market Outlook to 2030

London (PRWEB) September 18, 2013


This report gives detailed information on the Latin American power market. It examines the region’s power market structure and provides historical and forecast numbers for generation, capacity and consumption up to 2030. The report also analyses the power sector of the region on 6 broad parameters which include supply security, regulatory scenario, infrastructure, macroeconomics, competition and future potential of the power sector. Each parameter has a weight assigned, and a weighted average score is calculated to obtain the country ranking in the Latin American region.


  • Analysis of the region’s power sector across six parameters - supply security, regulatory scenario, infrastructure, macroeconomics, competition and future potential of the power sector.
  • Relative ranking of the country in the region based on the above parameters.
  • Region level Statistics for installed capacity, power generation and consumption from 2000 to 2011, forecast for the next 18 years to 2030.
  • Break-up by technology, including thermal, hydro, renewable and nuclear
  • Policy and regulatory framework governing the market.
  • Detailed analysis of top market participant and including market share analysis.

Reasons to buy

  • Identify opportunities and plan strategies by having a strong understanding of the investment opportunities in the country’s power sector
  • Identification of key factors driving investment opportunities in the country’s power sector
  • Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data
  • Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events
  • Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry’s growth potential
  • Identify key partners and business development avenues
  • Identify key strengths and weaknesses of important market participants
  • Respond to your competitors’ business structure, strategy and prospects
Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 4
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 5
2 Introduction 6
3 Latin America Market Analysis, 2000–2030 7
3.1 Latin America, Power Market, Installed Capacity, 2000–2030 7
3.1.1 Installed Capacity: Breakdown by Type of Power Plant, 2012 7
3.1.2 Cumulative Installed Capacity and Annual Generation, 2000–2030 8
3.2 Latin America, Power Market, Annual Power Consumption, 2000–2030 11
3.3 Key Opportunities in Latin American Power Markets 13
3.3.1 Competitive power market and increased private participation 13
3.3.2 Growing focus on increasing renewable energy share 13
3.3.3 Smart grid initiative 13
3.3.4 Increase in electricity trading 13
3.4 Major Challenges in Power Sector of Latin American Markets 14
3.4.1 Excessive dependence on hydropower sources 14
3.4.2 Hurdles in issuance of environmental licenses 14
3.4.3 Reliance on imported natural gas 14
3.4.4 Tight reserve margin 15
3.4.5 Poor T&D Infrastructure leading to high losses 15
4 Power Market Comparison of Latin American Economies 16
4.1 Colombia and Argentina Assure Stable Supply Security 17
4.2 Brazil is the Most Developed Power Market in Latin America 18
4.3 Argentina, Brazil, Chile Boasts of a Highly Competitive Power Market 19
4.4 Peru and Chile Provide Excellent Business Opportunities 19
4.5 Peru and Brazil’s Regulatory Framework Encourages Development in the Power Market 20
4.6 Brazil and Chile Present Strong Future Growth Potential 21
4.7 Conclusion 22
5 Appendix 23
5.1 Latin America, Power Market, Business Propensity Indicator Methodology 23
5.1.1 Supply Security 23
5.1.2 Regulatory Scenario 23
5.1.3 Infrastructure 24
5.1.4 Macroeconomic Scenario 24
5.1.5 Competitive Scenario 26
5.1.6 Future Potential 26
5.2 Methodology Adopted to Arrive at Final Rank 27
5.3 Abbreviations 29
5.4 Bibliography 29
5.5 GlobalData’s Methodology 30
5.5.1 Secondary research and analysis 30
5.5.2 Primary Research and Analysis 31
5.6 Contact Us 31
5.7 Disclaimer 31

List of Tables

Table 1: Power Market, Latin America, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Type of Power Plant (%), 2012 7
Table 2: Power Market, Latin America, Cumulative Installed Capacity (MW) and Annual Power Generation (GWh), 2000–2030 10
Table 3: Power Market, Latin America, Annual Power Consumption (GWh), 2000–2030 12
Table 4: Power Market, Latin American Countries, Power Supply Security Parameters, 2011 17
Table 5: Power Market, Latin America, Ease of Doing Business (2011) and GDP Growth Rates, 2006–2011 (%) 20
Table 6: Ease of Doing Business-Categories and Definitions 25
Table 7: Country Risk-Categories and Sub-categories 25
Table 8: BPI Scoring Parameters 28
Table 9: Abbreviations 29

List of Figures

Figure 1: Power Market, Latin American Countries 6
Figure 2: Power Market, Latin American, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Type of Power Plant (%), 2012 7
Figure 3: Power Market, Latin America, Cumulative Installed Capacity (MW) and Annual Power Generation (GWh), 2000–2030 9
Figure 4: Power Market, Latin America, Annual Power Consumption (GWh), 2000–2030 11
Figure 5: Power Market, Latin America, Business Propensity Indicator Ranking, 2011 16
Figure 6: Power Market, Latin America, Electrification Rates and T&D Losses (%), 2011 18
Figure 7: Weights Assigned to the Six Factors (%), 2000-2020 27

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