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Jamaica seeks feasibility studies of six small hydro projects


Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining (MSTEM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare or update pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of six small hydropower projects.

Groups sign MOU to promote small hydro development


The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote small hydroelectric power in rural areas of developing and emerging markets.

Court halts work at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project


Brazil's Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region has granted an injunction canceling a license for the construction of the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

GGB bearings pass tests simulating conditions at Brazil's Belo Monte hydropower plant


Materials manufacture by GGB Bearing Technology recently underwent laboratory testing to determine their suitability for extended wicket gate service at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project.

Consortium signs concession contract for development of Peru's 300-MW Molloco hydropower project


The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has signed a two-part concession contract with consortium Generadora Electrica Molloco for the development of the 300-MW Molloco hydropower project.

Mexican energy regulatory CRE approves five hydropower projects


Mexico's Comision Reguladora de Energia has approved five private hydropower projects that will add 365 MW of installed capacity.

Peru's Chaglla hydropower project receives important rights-of-way authorization


The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted rights of way essential for the construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydropower plant.

Costa Rica seeks substation for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

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