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Costa Rica seeks trash rake for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

01/27/2014

Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids to supply a trash rake for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

When 20% of Your Workforce is Retiring: Employment Challenges for Electric Power

01/25/2014

Between now and 2018, about 17% of the current electric power workforce in the Pacific Northwest is expected to retire, and it is becoming more challenging to fill open positions. What are employers to do?

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Latin bank extends calls for modernization, expansion of 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydro project

01/20/2014

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to advance modernization and expansion of the bi-national 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric project on the border of Argentina and Uruguay.

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Argentina seeks small hydropower study of sites in Mendoza Province

01/17/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to survey and update studies of small hydropower sites in Mendoza Province.

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Voith installs first turbine unit at Ferreira Gomes hydropower project

01/16/2014

Voith has completed the installation of the first Kaplan turbine unit at Brazil's 252-MW Ferreira Gomes hydropower project.

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Argentina seeks study of four-plant 220-MW Las Canas-Gastona-Medina hydro complex

01/16/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study a multi-purpose water complex on the Las Canas, Gastona and Medina rivers that would include four hydroelectric projects totaling 220 MW.

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HydroVision Brasil board invites industry members to share expertise

01/15/2014

The advisory board for HydroVision Brasil is now accepting abstracts for the 2014 conference program.

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Brazil's Itaipu hydroelectric plant sets new production record

01/14/2014

Brazil's 14,000-MW Itaipu hydropower plant has broken its own world record for annual power production, operator Itaipu Binacional announced recently.

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