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Commissioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015

Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project have been commissioned, according to a report released this week by operator GDF Suez SA of France.

Simon Bolivar Hydropower Plant

Venezuela seeks substation upgrade, switchyard for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

02/27/2015

Venezuela's national utility seeks bids to modernize and expand a substation, construct a new switchyard and modernize transmission lines for the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

Rucatayo Hydropower Project

Norway's Statkraft moves to take majority interest in Chilean hydropower company

02/26/2015

European energy producer Statkraft has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Chilean hydropower company Empresa Electrica Pilmaiquen S.A.

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant begins commercial operations

02/19/2015

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant has entered into commercial operation, according to a release from utility company Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM).

Celsia receives environmental license for Colombia's 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant

02/18/2015

Colombian power company Celsia S.A. has received an environmental license for the 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant.

Sao Paulo might limit water access to two days per week amidst ongoing Brazilian drought

02/18/2015

Residents of the world's 12th-largest city are being warned that their access to water might be limited to just two days per week as Brazil's drought continues to strain the South American country.

Small Hydro

02/17/2015

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from January-February 2015

Tech Notes

02/17/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

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