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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.

Dominican Republic seeks dam design and construction of 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydro project


Dominican Republic hydro generator Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (Egehid) seeks bids for dam design and construction of the 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydroelectric project.

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


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, has learned.

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


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


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


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


Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (ANEEL) has authorized commercial production from the 13th hydro turbine installed at the Santo Antonio project.

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