The Canadian government is also exploring opportunities to expand and enhance

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The Canadian government is also exploring opportunities to expand and enhance its energy cooperation with India. During the second India-Canada Ministerial Energy Dialogue in July, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and India’s Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas discussed the enhancing of energy cooperation between the two countries in the areas of oil, natural gas, clean energy, power transmission, and skill development. Both the countries are strengthening government-to-government, and business-to- business, relationships to help create jobs and to bring about long-term economic prosperity for both countries. In 2015, Nova Scotia Power announced its plan to spend CAD36 million over eight years to widen the transmission corridor across the province. Canadian Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro also plans to invest CAD184 million in capital projects in 2016. The key projects commissioned in Canada in 2015 include the Interior to Lower Mainland transmission project and the Merritt Area Transmission (MAT) line project. Latin America In 2015, various regulatory developments took place in the power transmission markets of Latin American countries to open up the segment to private players, to support the increased integration of renewable-energy capacity, and to improve the pace of development of power transmission projects. In August 2014, the Mexican government passed secondary energy reform laws, marking the conclusion of the legislative process aimed at reforming the country’s energy sector. The process of overhauling Mexico’s energy sector was initiated in December 2013 when the Mexican Senate approved a landmark Energy Bill, thereby opening up the energy sector to private players. The defining of the secondary laws was imperative in order to initiate the reform process. Mexican energy ministry Sener recently announced that state-owned energy firm Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) will create transmission, distribution, supply, and generation subsidiaries, each of which will be managed separately. Chile is in the process of announcing a new Electricity Transmission Bill to support the increased integration of renewable-energy resources. The country also plans to modify its electricity system to create a more robust and secure system by changing the way in which transmission services are remunerated. At present, the power transmission cost, which corresponds to around 10 per cent of the total price of electricity, is covered by power generation companies, although the new proposal plans to pass this cost on to consumers. Brazil is also reportedly considering approving legislation to speed up licensing for power transmission projects and for attracting investors. The country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) is studying the possibility of including the cost of transmission lines in the concession contracts for future wind-energy auctions.
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Global Transmission Report | January 2016 36 Spotlight In August 2015, the government of Paraguay passed a new decree that mandates that all the metal structures
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  • Electric power transmission, Electricity distribution, Electricity market, CFE, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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