There is a reasonable concern in Latin America that cheap renewables are edging out gas. However, it does not have to be a zero-sum game.
The two sectors should work together rather than compete, suggested Juan Oliva Vasquez, the head of gas and fuels at Enel Generación, at a conference in Houston last month.
Vasquez urged bidders to radically change their approach in forthcoming capacity tenders. He said companies could package gas-to-power plants with renewables in a single bid, rather than vying for capacity.
"It is difficult to...