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Cemig has operating right for 242-MW Jaguara hydropower plant revoked


The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled this week that utility company Cemig has no right to renew its contract to continue operating the 424-MW Jaguara hydropower plant.

DCNS, Chilean government sign joint statement for marine and hydrokinetic research


An agreement signed by Chilean and French officials in Paris this week will help Chile develop its Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC).

Thrust bearing system sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydro project


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply an improved thrust bearing system for turbine-generator groups of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydroelectric project.

Argentine government provides financing for 443-MW Los Blanco hydropower complex


Argentina's federal government has announced it will provide US964 million in financing for the construction of the country's 443-MW Los Blancos hydropower complex, according to state news service Telam.

Fly on the wall


I started writing this blog while I was sitting in on one of my favorite meetings of the year: The steering committee meeting to plan the panel presentation sessions to be presented during HydroVision International 2016.

Jamaica seeks studies, design to rehabilitate Hermitage Dam


Jamaica's National Water Commission invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare studies, final designs and bidding documents for the rehabilitation of Hermitage Dam in Jamaica. 

Three killed at Belo Monte hydropower plant worksite


Three workers were killed and several others sustained injuries when a cement silo collapsed at the Belo Monte hydropower plant's construction site in Brazil.

IIC approves financing for Peru's 17.4-MW Yaracaya hydroelectric plant


The Inter-American Investment Corporation has approved a loan of up to US$12 million to Peruvian company Huaura Power Group S.A. to fund the construction and operation of the 17.4-MW C.H. Yarucaya hydropower plant.

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