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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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