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Brazil's 19-MW Cavernoso 2 small hydropower project operating at full capacity

07/09/2013

Brazil's 19-MW Cavernoso 2 hydropower project is now running at full capacity following the startup of the plant's last two hydro turbines, operator Compahia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) announced.

HydroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year nominations open

07/08/2013

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are now accepting nominations for their "Projects of the Year" awards program, which will be awarded during HydroVision Brasil's closing luncheon.

Webcast offers insight into Brazil's hydroelectric power market

07/08/2013

The organizers of HydroVision Brasil have announced an exciting opportunityfor all members of the hydroelectric power industry in anticipation of this year's conference and exhibition.

Guadeloupe extends call for new dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam

07/03/2013

The government of Guadeloupe has extended bidding for a new period of auscultation dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam, in the commune of Capesterre Belle Eau in Guadeloupe.

IDB funds upgrade studies for 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydropower plant

07/03/2013

Financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will allow the Comision Tecnica Mixta Salto Grande (CTM) to study areas of potential improvements and modernization at the 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric plant.

Iberdrola out of Chile with hydroelectric power sale

07/02/2013

Spanish utility Iberdrola has completed its exit from the Chilean energy market, having sold its majority stake in hydropower project operator Empresa Electrica Lican (EEL) as part of a divestment strategy.

Hydro technology company's Brazilian branch earns industry honors

07/02/2013

Voith Hydro Brazil has been recognized as the best company in the Brazilian capital goods sector for the second consecutive year, the company announced.

4 Hot Trends in Civil Structures and Dam Safety

07/01/2013

By Bethany Duarte
Four key trends — managing aging infrastructure, using new technology, managing risk and dealing with seismic issues — are concerning and exciting dam owners and operators worldwide.


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