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Brazilian drought costs CPFL about US$53 million in lost revenue

03/30/2015

Brazilian renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis S.A. (CPFL) lost about US$53 million in 2014, in part, because of increased spending to offset its loss of energy produced from its hydroelectric facilities.  

Water ruminations from a hydro mindset

03/27/2015

Is water, the fuel that powers hydroelectric generation, really free? 

IDB, JICA provide funding for Canaveral-Rio Lindo hydropower plant overhauls

03/17/2015

The Inter-American Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency have approved more than US$160 million in loans to the government of Honduras to overhaul and upgrade the country's 138-MW Canaveral-Rio Lindo hydroelectric power complex. 

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CFE awards contract to Andritz for turbine rehab at 350-MW Temsacal hydroelectric plant

03/11/2015

Mexican state utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (FCE) has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro and Andritz Hydro GmbH for turbine rehabilitation at the 350-MW Temsacal hydropower project.

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Bolivia seeks study of 1,600-MW El Bala hydropower project

03/09/2015

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a site identification study for the 1,600-MW El Bala hydroelectric project proposed for Bolivia's Beni River.

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.

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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.

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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.

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