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Venezuela further extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

12/16/2014

Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressions of interest for engineering services to modernize six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

Brazilian 400 MW hydroelectric project has French investment

12/15/2014

A France-based utility fills the void in a consortium for a 400 MW hydroelectric project in Brazil on the Teles Pires River in the state of Mato Grosso. Brazilian company Alupar Investimento, which held a 51% stake in a consortium, decided to exit the project in August.

At least 13 killed by collapse at Ecuador's Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower plant

12/15/2014

At least 13 people are dead and a dozen injured following the collapse of a pressure well at Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower project.

Happy consumption from hydro

11/21/2014

Hydro. For me, beginning work in October as an associate editor in the Hydro Group at PennWell Corp. was truly an immersion into Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide.

Brookfield buying renewable portfolio, including hydropower, in Brazil

11/20/2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP is buying a 488-MW renewable energy portfolio in Brazil, including 163 MW of hydropower, from Energisa S.A. for $545 million.

Dispute over Guatemala's Pojom hydro project sparks violence

11/20/2014

A dispute over the construction of the 25-MW Pojom hydroelectric project has left at least two people dead and several injured, local media have reported.

IHA calls for candidates for Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower

11/17/2014

The International Hydropower Association is now accepting proposals for candidates for its 2015 Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower.

Isagen nearly ready to begin operating 820-MW Sogamoso hydro project in Colombia

11/12/2014

Isagen is preparing to start operations of its 820-MW Sogamoso hydro project, on the Sogamoso River in Santander department, Colombia. The project is expected to generate 5,056 GWh of electricity annually.

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