-- Peru extends consultant deadlines for 530-MW Majes-Siguas Peru's investment agency, ProInversion, has extended the deadlines for bids from engineering consultants to assist in concession tendering for a portion of the 530-MW Majes-Siguas irrigation and hydroelectric complex.
-- Brazil utility plans investment program Utility Companhia Paulista de Forca e Luz says it plans to invest 3.3 billion reais (US$1.53 billion) in its system through 2010, including 1.39 billion reais (US$640 million) on its power projects.
-- New grid link to deliver Quebec hydropower to Ontario Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie of Quebec and Hydro One Networks of Ontario have signed an agreement to build a 1,250-MW transmission link that will carry electricity from Quebec hydroelectric plants into the neighboring province of Ontario.
-- Bhutan power program includes 114-MW Dagachhu The Bhutan Ministry of Energy is expected to recruit consultants in December for a Bhutan Power Development project that includes preparation of the 114-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric project.
-- Poyry wins hydro contracts in Peru, Chile Poyry of Finland announced the Poyry Energy business group has won design services contracts totaling 1.5 million euros (US$1.9 million) for hydroelectric projects in Peru and Chile.