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Brazil's Aneel to auction operating concessions for 6 GW-worth of hydroelectric power capacity

05/19/2015

Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) has announced it will hold an auction in September for six lots of hydropower plants totaling close to 6 GW of cumulative generating capacity.

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/15/2015

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from firms to provide supervision of civil construction and equipment installation to complete the 120-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project.

Hydropower investments in the Americas

Hydropower leads investments in power generation in the Americas, report says

05/14/2015

The major power generation sector in which major economies in the Americas will invest is hydropower, according to a report released by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center.

SunEdison adds South American hydroelectric power to portfolio

05/08/2015

SunEdison Inc. has completed a deal that includes the acquisition of five renewable energy project portfolios and several corporate platforms, giving the U.S.-based developer its first hydroelectric power interests in Brazil.

Valves sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo, 210-MW Restitucion hydro projects

05/06/2015

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply valves and hydraulic controls for rehabilitation of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric projects.

Panama's 29-MW Barro Blanco hydro project in limbo as government searches for new developer

05/06/2015

Panama's federal government has said that it will work with project financiers to replace Generadora del Istmo S.A. (Genisa) as developer of the 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project due to repeated environmental and social concerns.

Brazilian tribes join in opposition of hydropower development

05/05/2015

Hundreds of members from four indigenous Amazonian tribes have formed an alliance to oppose a number of hydropower projects planned or already under-construction on Brazil's Teles Pires, Juruena and Tapajos rivers.

Peru seeks modeling, surveys for integrated water resource management

05/04/2015

Peru's national water authority seeks hydrodynamic modeling and topographic and bathymetric surveys of river basins under its program to modernize integrated water resource management in Peru.

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