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AES awards contract for underground work at Alto Maipo hydroelectric plant

04/17/2014

A group comprised of Norway's Multiconsult, Skava of Chile and Amberg of Switzerland has been awarded a contract to provide owners engineer services for underground works at the 531-MW Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile.

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Alstom opens Brazilian training center for hydroelectric power service

04/16/2014

Global manufacturer Alstom has announced the creation of a new Hydro Training Center at its facility in Taubate, Brazil.

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Hydroelectric power continues to play important role in Latin American energy mix, WEC says

04/04/2014

A recent report from the World Energy Council emphasizes hydroelectric power's role in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet an increasing demand for energy.

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Endesa Chile increases funding of 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant

04/03/2014

Endesa Chile has announced a US$661.5 million loan to build its new 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant, the power generator announced earlier this week.

Explosion kills four at Ecuador's 487.8-MW Sopladora hydropower project

04/03/2014

Four Chinese explosives experts were killed yesterday while working on an underground extension of Ecuador's 487.8-MW Sopladora hydropower project, local sources have reported.

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Jamaica commissions Maggotty small hydropower addition

03/27/2014

Jamaica Public Service Co. (JPS) officially commissioned its new 7.2-MW Maggotty small hydropower project during a ceremony in St. Elizabeth parish yesterday.

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Colombia utility seeks water quality modeling for 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project

03/27/2014

Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop water quality models for the proposed reservoir and downstream of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

Marine Hydrokinetics

03/20/2014

News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from March-April 2014

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