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Uruguay's UTE considering new 70 MW run-of-river project


State-owned power company Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Electricas (UTE) has announced its plan to develop a 70 MW hydroelectric project on Uruguay's Rio Negro, sources report.

Hydroelectric project developers receive extension from Panama utility regulator


The Panama Hydroelectrical Development Company has received an extension from utilities regulator Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos (Asep) to complete work on the 28-MW Santa Maria hydroelectric project.

SN Power eyes hydro development in Latin America, Asia


Recent transactions by SN Power will better allow it to focus on hydroelectric power development, the Oslo-based company said.

Peru again seeks studies for new development of small hydro projects


Peru's energy and mines ministry has issued another in a series of calls for expressions of interest from consultants for studies of new development of small hydro projects in Peru.

Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project on hold again


Work at the controversial Belo Monte hydropower plants has been delayed once more as representatives from a number of indigenous groups have occupied one of the project's three construction sites.

Mexico approves revised hydropower project regulatory policies


Mexico's congress has changed its renewable energy and energy transition law to include larger hydroelectric projects in the country's definition of "renewable", provided they satisfy a certain criteria.

Nicaragua seeks consultants to advance 15 small hydro projects


The government of Nicaragua invites expressions of interest from consultants to help select 15 small hydro sites of 100 kW to 1 MW and develop pre-feasibility studies for the projects.

Cavernoso 2 micro hydro project begins commercial operation


Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (ANEEL) has given the go-ahead for commercial operation of the Cavernoso 2 micro hydro plant.

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