Project Insight - Power Generation Construction Projects: The Americas

Project Insight - Power Generation Construction Projects: The Americas


The US is the dominant economic market in the Americas and is the largest energy consumer on the continent. The US has seen reducing energy consumption since 2014, due to the effects of the global recession dampening demand from industry and improved energy efficiency measures.

Brazil, the major economy of Latin America, is a world leader in hydroelectric power, being second behind China globally, with hydroelectric power providing over 70% of the country’s electricity.

This report provides detailed analysis, information and insights based on 1,538 CIC projects in the Americas, including detailed metrics on the region's power generation construction projects (as tracked by CIC) split by country and value and by ten types of project including nuclear, fossil fuels and renewable sources such as solar, biomass and wind. Country profiles are provided for the top 10 countries including the US, Brazil and Canada.


Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) is currently tracking power generation construction projects in the Americas with a total value of US$890.2 billion. Of this, US$352.3 billion is in the planning stage. The US accounts for the highest value with US$344.3 billion, followed by Brazil with projects valuing US$127.4 billion. Canada and Chile follow with power generation projects with a value of US$92.2 billion and US$92.1 billion respectively. The Americas highest project investment is in wind power with a value of US$239.3 billion followed by hydroelectric power with a value of US$ 217.4 billion. The largest projects currently in the pipeline are the US$22.0 billion Mariah Wind Farm and the US$20.0 billion North Anna Power Station Unit III, both in the US.


The report provides analysis based on CIC projects showing total project values for the Americas and analysis by stage and funding for the top ten countries. The top 50 projects are listed for the region giving country, stage, value and type of power generation construction. Values by ten types of project power categories are given including nuclear, wind, coal and biomass. Power generation capacity (MW) analysis is also provided. Ranked listings of the key operators for the sector are also provided showing the leading contractors, consulting engineers and project owners. Reasons To Buy

  • Gain insight and see forecasts for the power generation construction sector.
  • Assess all major projects by value, start date, scope and stage of development for the region and top 10 countries to support business development activities.
  • Plan campaigns by country based on specific project opportunities and align resources to the most attractive markets.
Key Highlights
  • The highest value of projects are at the planning stage, with US$352.3 billion, followed by projects at the execution stage with US$252.9 billion.
  • Projects in the pre-planning stage amount to US$175.5 billion, while projects in the pre-execution stage account for US$109.5 billion.
  • The US accounts for highest value of power generation projects with US$344.3 billion.
  • Wind power is the dominant project investment in the region followed by hydroelectric and gas and wind power has the highest value of projects at execution and at the planning stage
  • The US is the lead investor in all sectors apart from coal, hydroelectric and solar power.
  • Private investment is responsible for funding the highest proportion of projects, with 64%, with public funding at 19% and joint public and private funding with 17%.
  • Assuming all projects tracked go ahead as planned, annual spending on the projects would reach US$204.3 billion in 2019.
  • The top contractor in the region is Bechtel Corporation based in the US and SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc based in Canada.

  • Regional Overview
    • Table The Americas - Power Generation Construction Project Pipeline, Value by Country and Stage (US$ million)
    • Table The Americas - Top 50 Power Generation Projects by Value
  • Sector Analytics
    • Wind
    • Hydroelectric
    • Gas
    • Solar
    • Nuclear
    • Coal
  • Key Operators
    • Table Key Contractors - Value of Projects
    • Table Key Project Owners - Value of Projects
    • Table Key Consulting Engineers - Value of Projects
  • Project Analytics by Country
    • The US
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • Mexico
    • Peru
    • Bolivia
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Panama
  • Methodology
  • Disclaimer

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