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China Three Gorges buys majority shares in two Brazilian hydropower projects


Brazilian infrastructure group Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S,A. .has agreed to sell its controlling stakes in three energy generating subisidiaries to the China Three Gorges Corp., the company announced earlier this week.

Bolivia utility seeks design, bidding documents for 5-MW Huacata hydro project


Bolivia utility Empresa Electrica Valle Hermoso (EVH) seeks bids to perform final design and to draft bidding documents for construction of the 5-MW Huacata hydroelectric project in Bolivia's Tarija Department.

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought


A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday would allow hydroelectric power generators to receive compensation for losses incurred during the country's prolonged drought.

Brazil's Colider, Baixo Iguacu hydropower projects receive Copel financing


An earnings statement from Copel shows the Brazilian utility intends to spend about US$100 million on a pair of large hydropower plants in the second half of this year.

Guyana nixes plans for 165-MW Amaila Falls hydropower project


The Guyana government has abandoned plans to develop the 165-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric plant, citing numerous delays and potential cost overruns.

Brazil rebounding from drought


A 20% increase in Brazil's hydroelectric power reservoirs in July has allowed the country's government to shut down 21 backup thermoelectric plants.

Pacific Hydro sale

Investment firm looking to sell Pacific Hydro


Reports indicate Pacific Hydro could be sold for more than AUD$2 billion (US$1.5 billion). Interested companies cited by various sources to date range from AES Corp. to Statkraft AS to TerraForm Power Inc. launches for HydroVision International 2016

08/11/2015, the one-stop location for all things related to the world’s largest hydro event, is up and running for HydroVision International 2016. The conference and events are scheduled for July 26-29 in Minneapolis, Minn. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

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