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Colombia utility seeks financial consultant for 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project


Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest to serve as financial consultant for development of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

Brazil's 192-MW Garibaldi hydropower plant entering operation early


Brazilian developer Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos has received regulatory approval to begin commercial operation of the main units at the 192-MW Garibaldi hydropower plant.

Brazil still hotbed for hydropower development, but conditions could be better


It probably isn't coincidence that Eletrobras Furnas president Flavio Decat remarked that "hydro is treated as an evil" during his HydroVision Brasil 2013 keynote address just days after work was suspended at the country's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydropower project.

Chile firm seeks feasibility study of biomass-hydropower renewable energy park


Developer Bioenergy S.A. seeks proposals from U.S. firms to perform a feasibility study of a 58-MW biomass and hydropower renewable energy park near Mulchen, Chile.

Hydroelectric power still fighting public perceptions in Brazil, industry leader says


Speaking at the HydroVision Brasil 2014 conference and exhibition in Sau Paulo this morning, Flavio Decat de Moura, president of Furnas, said: “Hydro is treated as an evil.”

Court shuts down work at Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydropower plant


Work on Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydropower project has been halted, per an order given to Companhia Hidreletrica Teles Pires by a federal court this past week.

Rurelec completes acquisition of hydropower project developer Cascade


London-based Rurelec PLC has acquired the remaining minority interests in Cascade Hydro Limited, giving it control of a portfolio containing more than 300 MW of cumulative hydroelectric power output capacity in Peru.

Eletrobras announces interest in Sao Manoel, Itaocara hydropower projects


Brazil's state-owned power company Eletrobras has announced its intention to bid on a pair of large hydropower projects in the country's upcoming A-5 power auction, president Jose da Costa Carvalho Neto said.

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