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IDB funds upgrade studies for 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydropower plant

07/03/2013

Financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will allow the Comision Tecnica Mixta Salto Grande (CTM) to study areas of potential improvements and modernization at the 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric plant.

Iberdrola out of Chile with hydroelectric power sale

07/02/2013

Spanish utility Iberdrola has completed its exit from the Chilean energy market, having sold its majority stake in hydropower project operator Empresa Electrica Lican (EEL) as part of a divestment strategy.

Hydro technology company's Brazilian branch earns industry honors

07/02/2013

Voith Hydro Brazil has been recognized as the best company in the Brazilian capital goods sector for the second consecutive year, the company announced.

4 Hot Trends in Civil Structures and Dam Safety

07/01/2013

By Bethany Duarte
Four key trends — managing aging infrastructure, using new technology, managing risk and dealing with seismic issues — are concerning and exciting dam owners and operators worldwide.

Guadeloupe seeks new dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam

06/28/2013

The government of Guadeloupe seeks a new period of auscultation dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam, in the commune of Capesterre Belle Eau in Guadeloupe.

Venezuela's 514-MW Fabricio Ojeda hydropower project on line soon

06/26/2013

The first unit of Venezuela's 514-MW Fabricio Ojeda hydroelectric plant will come on line in July, according to state-owned utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional (Corpoelec).

Court allows Cemig to retain control of 424-MW Jauara hydropower plant

06/24/2013

An injunction granted by Brazil's Superior Court of Justice will allow utility company Cemig to maintain control of the 424-MW Jaguara hydroelectric plant.

Voith modernizations at 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira nearing completion

06/24/2013

Voith has begun the final stages in the modernization of the 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira hydropower project, HydroWorld.com has learned.


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