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Consortium wins bid for Belo Monte hydropower project transmission lines


The IE Belo Monte Consortium has been awarded a contract to construct transmission lines associated with Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

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Costa Rica seeks study, design of dam for 200-MW Savegre hydro project


Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids for evaluation, analysis and design of a dam for the 200-MW Savegre hydroelectric project proposed for Costa Rica's Savegre River.

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Latin bank seeks consultants to support Chile pilot ocean energy projects


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to support development of two pilot marine energy projects in Chile.

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Peru receives EIS for 56.2 MW hydropower plant


Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines has received an environmental impact assessment for the development of a new 56.2 MW hydropower plant in its central highlands.

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Nicaragua set to break ground on 253-MW Tumarin hydroelectric project


Construction of Nicaragua's 253-MW Tumarin hydropower project is expected to begin this year, developer Centrales Hidroelectricas de Nicaragua (CHN) announced this week.

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Costa Rica seeks trash rake for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids to supply a trash rake for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

When 20% of Your Workforce is Retiring: Employment Challenges for Electric Power


Between now and 2018, about 17% of the current electric power workforce in the Pacific Northwest is expected to retire, and it is becoming more challenging to fill open positions. What are employers to do?

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Latin bank extends calls for modernization, expansion of 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydro project


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to advance modernization and expansion of the bi-national 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric project on the border of Argentina and Uruguay.

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