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Chilean small hydro project nears completion

06/12/2013

Work on a 6.3-MW Renaico small hydropower project in Chile's Bio Bio region should be completed soon, according to the country's Ministry of Energy.

ANEEL authorizes Santo Antonio's 13th hydro turbine

06/07/2013

Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (ANEEL) has authorized commercial production from the 13th hydro turbine installed at the Santo Antonio project.

Brazil's Jirau hydro project world's largest CDM-registered renewable plant

06/05/2013

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognized Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower plant under its Clean Development Mechanism.

Jamaica seeks consultants to advance hydro development projects

06/04/2013

Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining (MSTEM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance hydro development projects at several sites on the island nation.

Voith commissions pair of turbine units at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba

05/29/2013

Two Voith Hydro-produced Kaplan turbine units are now in commercial operation at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba hydropower plant.

Xingu Alive Forever resumes occupation of Belo Monte hydro project

05/29/2013

About 170 members of the Xingu Alive Forever movement have returned to Belo Monte's main construction site, again halting work on the controversial 11.2 GW hydroelectric project.

Voith, Alstom manufacturing Latin America's largest rotors for Teles Pires hydroelectric project

05/23/2013

Manufacturers Alstom and Voith have begun producing a hydropower rotor for Brazil's 1,850-MW Teles Pires hydroelectric project which, the companies said, will be Latin America's largest rotor when complete.

Uruguay's UTE considering new 70 MW run-of-river project

05/20/2013

State-owned power company Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Electricas (UTE) has announced its plan to develop a 70 MW hydroelectric project on Uruguay's Rio Negro, sources report.


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