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Permitting slowing power auction for Brazil's Sao Manoel hydroelectric project

06/20/2013

Plans to auction power from the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydroelectric project by the end of 2013 might be delayed due to delays in the plant's environmental processing, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Costa Rica seeks hydro consultant panel, electro-mechanical equipment for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

06/19/2013

Costa Rica's electric utility has issued solicitations for a hydro consultant panel and for electro-mechanical equipment for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

Sacyr expands to Peru with two new small hydropower projects

06/13/2013

Infrastructure developer Sacyr has obtained a US$77.9 million contract from Generacion Andina to construct a pair of hydroelectric plants in Peru via its subsidiary, Sacyr Construccion.

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.


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