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Industry experts to discuss Brazilian energy transmission issues


Recurring blackouts in northeastern Brazil have some questioning the reliability of the country's aging transmission infrastructure.

Voith investing in hydropower project automation systems


Hydropower technology manufacturer Voith Hydro said investments into its research and development efforts will allow it to expand its line of HyCon automation systems.

EIB, CABEI announce Central America hydroelectric power investment program


A new joint program announced by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will allow for hydropower project investments in six Latin American countries.

Canadian mining company secures rights to Chilean hydropower project


Canadian exploration and development company Los Andes Copper has acquired the rights for a 29 MW run-of-river hydropower project in Chile's Region V, has learned.

Brazil's EPE approves 17 hydropower projects for upcoming A-5 auction


Brazil's energy research agency, Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), has included 17 hydropower projects in its upcoming A-5 power auction.

Latin bank seeks renewables studies including micro-hydro in Haiti


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies on the use of renewable energy, including micro-hydropower projects, for rural electrification in Haiti.

Union Energy acquires hydropower project developer Generacion Andina


Latin American energy developer Union Energy Group has acquired hydropower project owner Generacion Andina as part of the its expansion into Peru.

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