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Peru gives go-ahead to 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant


Peru's government has given its approval to an environmental impact study conducted by developer Odebrecht Energia for its 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower project.

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Nicaraguan ministry gives provisional licenses for three small hydro plants


Nicaragua's Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted provisional licenses for three small hydropower projects, has learned.

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Dominican Republic begins work on 18-MW Monte Grande hydropower project


Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina inaugurated construction of the 18-MW Monte Grande hydropower plant earlier this week.

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Consortium wins bid for Belo Monte hydropower project transmission lines


The IE Belo Monte Consortium has been awarded a contract to construct transmission lines associated with Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

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Costa Rica seeks study, design of dam for 200-MW Savegre hydro project


Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids for evaluation, analysis and design of a dam for the 200-MW Savegre hydroelectric project proposed for Costa Rica's Savegre River.

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Latin bank seeks consultants to support Chile pilot ocean energy projects


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to support development of two pilot marine energy projects in Chile.

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Peru receives EIS for 56.2 MW hydropower plant


Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines has received an environmental impact assessment for the development of a new 56.2 MW hydropower plant in its central highlands.

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Nicaragua set to break ground on 253-MW Tumarin hydroelectric project


Construction of Nicaragua's 253-MW Tumarin hydropower project is expected to begin this year, developer Centrales Hidroelectricas de Nicaragua (CHN) announced this week.

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