AES Gener plans to invest $1.8bn in renewable energy in Chile and Colombia

Developer AES Gener plans to invest $1.8 billion over the next four years in renewable energy projects in Chile and Colombia, including 1.1GW of wind projects. The company, a subsidiary of US utility AES Corp, signed power deals to supply 8.1TWh annually with clients in Chile and Colombia, including mining company Teck, oil firm EcoPetrol and internet giant Google. These will come into force by 2023.

Chilean fruit exports drop 4.8%

Chilean fresh fruit exports reached 1.09 million tons so far this season 2019-2020, 4.8% less than last season. The drop is mainly due to the reduction in shipments to the U.S. market which fell by 23% and was not offset by the 10.3% increase in shipments to the Asian market.