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Canadian mining company secures rights to Chilean hydropower project


Canadian exploration and development company Los Andes Copper has acquired the rights for a 29 MW run-of-river hydropower project in Chile's Region V, has learned.

Brazil's EPE approves 17 hydropower projects for upcoming A-5 auction


Brazil's energy research agency, Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), has included 17 hydropower projects in its upcoming A-5 power auction.

Latin bank seeks renewables studies including micro-hydro in Haiti


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies on the use of renewable energy, including micro-hydropower projects, for rural electrification in Haiti.

Union Energy acquires hydropower project developer Generacion Andina


Latin American energy developer Union Energy Group has acquired hydropower project owner Generacion Andina as part of the its expansion into Peru.

From yo-yos to hydroelectric power


The American idiom "soup to nuts" might have competition from "yo-yos to hydroelectric power" if turbine manufacturer Mavel and project developed Hidrotenencias S.A. have anything to say about it.

HydroVision Brasil extends Hydroelectric Projects of the Year nomination deadline


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the deadline to nominate hydropower projects for the HYdroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year program.

El Salvador opens tendering for redesigned 65.8-MW El Chaparral hydro project


El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 65.8-MW El Chaparral hydroelectric project.

Ecuador seeks studies of Olmedo water resources project


Ecuador's investment institute invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and final design of the Olmedo multi-purpose water resources project in Ecuador's Manabi Province.

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