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HydroVision Brasil extends Hydroelectric Projects of the Year nomination deadline


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the deadline to nominate hydropower projects for the HYdroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year program.

El Salvador opens tendering for redesigned 65.8-MW El Chaparral hydro project


El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 65.8-MW El Chaparral hydroelectric project.

Ecuador seeks studies of Olmedo water resources project


Ecuador's investment institute invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and final design of the Olmedo multi-purpose water resources project in Ecuador's Manabi Province.

Sithe Global pulls backing from Amaila Falls hydropower project


An American investor has withdrawn its support from the 165-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric project, citing Guyana's inability to reach consensus on a number of key legislative arrangements needed for the plant's development.

Brazilian trade group urges hydroelectric project development


The development Brazil's hydroelectric power sector was a key topic of discussion during FIESP's 14th International Meeting of Energy in Sao Paulo.

Projects of the Year Awards


2012 Hydro project of the year and 2012 Small and Large Smart Grid projects of the year

Voith wins contract for Colombian small hydro projects


Voith Hydro has signed a contract to supply machinery and equipment for two small hydropower projects in Colombia's northwestern Antioquia department.

First phase of Rio Macho hydropower project modernization complete


Modernizations at Costa Rica's Rio Macho hydroelectric project will be complete by the end of 2015, electric utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) said after recently inaugurating the first two of five generating units.

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