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Santo Antonio, Jirau hydroelectric plants under fire as Madeira River floods

03/12/2014

Flooding in Brazilian state Rondonia has caused the country's federal court to order new environmental impact studies for the 3,568-MW Santo Antonio and 3,750-MW Jirau hydroelectric projects.

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Brazil state seeks water resource plan for Pium River Basin

03/12/2014

Brazil's Tocantins State invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare a water resource plan for the Pium River Basin in Tocantins.

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Brazil state seeks two basin water resource plans

03/04/2014

Brazil's Bahia State invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare water resource plans for the Verde and Jacare River Basin and for the Itapicuru River Basin in Bahia.

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Hatch names new global director of renewable power

02/27/2014

Engineering consulting firm Hatch has selected Mario Marchese as its new global director of renewable power.

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

02/21/2014

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

02/20/2014

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

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

02/14/2014

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

02/12/2014

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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