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Eletrobras proactive in engaging public about Garabi, Panambi hydroelectric plants

10/08/2013

Perhaps trying to avoid public outcry caused by other large hydropower projects being constructed in Brazil, state-run utility Eletrobras recently held a meeting to discuss its proposed Garabi and Panambi hydroelectric plants.

Two marine energy projects coming to Chile

10/07/2013

Funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help fund the development of two marine energy pilot programs off Chile's southern coast.

Peruvian legislators introduce bill to expedite hydroelectric power development

10/07/2013

Peruvian legislators have submitted a bill to the country's congress that seeks to speed the approval process for hydroelectric projects with capacities greater than 20 MW.

Endesa, ABB centralizing control of 17 Chilean hydropower projects

10/03/2013

Endesa is implementing an ABB system that will allow it to monitor and control 17 hydropower plants from its headquarters in Santiago, the Chilean utility company said.

Brazilian hydropower technology manufacturer Voith celebrates awards

10/03/2013

Voith Hydro's Brazilian branch was recently recognized for a pair of honors, the global hydropower technology conglomerate has announced.

Mexico seeks comments on tender to build 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro project

10/02/2013

Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) seeks comments from prospective bidders on a proposed solicitation to construct the 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydroelectric project on Mexico's Grijalva River.

Four hydropower projects honored during HydroVision Brasil 2013

10/01/2013

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines congratulate the winners in the 2013 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented this past week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo.

Work OK to resume at Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires, court rules

10/01/2013

Brazil's Supremo Tribunal Federal has reversed a decision that halted work on the country's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydroelectric plant, per a ruling by Judge Ricardo Lewandowski this week.

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