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Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014

Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has approved an installation permit for the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant, according to the country's federal gazette.

Chilean government moves to take control of power auctions

08/22/2014

Chilean hydroelectric power producers could be affected by legislation introduced by the country's Ministry of Energy earlier this week.

Argentina seeks hydro inventory of Percy, Bermejo rivers, tributaries

08/14/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study the hydropower potential of the Percy and Bermejo rivers and Bermejo tributaries in Argentina.

Dominican Republic utilities to optimize small hydro production

08/14/2014

Hydropower utility Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (EGEHID) and a sister transmission utility have agreed to cooperate to optimize production of small hydropower projects in the northern region of the Dominican Republic.

Latin bank helps fund Guatemala small hydropower program

08/12/2014

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has granted a US$669,000 partial credit guarantee to Financiera de Occidente S.A. (FIDOSA) to hedge financing for development of small hydropower generation in Guatemala.

HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations open

08/11/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are now accepting nominations for their "Projects of the Year" awards program, which will be awarded during the joint keynote session for HydroVision Brasil and the co-located POWER-GEN Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil.

Puerto Rico utility seeks redevelopment of 1.1-MW Lago Loiza hydro project

08/07/2014

Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) seeks bids to redevelop the 1.1-MW Lago Loiza hydroelectric project, knocked out of service by hurricane flooding in 1989.

Venezuela extends call to inspect equipment to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

08/05/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to perform factory inspection of equipment required for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.


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