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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.

Latin bank seeks studies of Bolivia hydropower expansion, thermal plants


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of expanding generation at existing hydropower projects and reservoirs and of improving efficiency of thermal power plants.

Oiles America showcasing bushings, bearings at HydroVision Brasil 2013


Oiles America Corporation, a world leader in self-lubricating bearings and bushings, is inviting all HydroVision Brasil 2013 attendees to attend a special Exhibitor Showcase that will take place during the conference and exhibition.

10 hydropower projects sold in August A-5 auction, EPE says


A total of 10 Brazilian hydroelectric power projects were put to bid during the Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica's (EPE) A-5 power auction this past week.

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