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Brazil's Aneel to auction operating concessions for 6 GW-worth of hydroelectric power capacity


Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) has announced it will hold an auction in September for six lots of hydropower plants totaling close to 6 GW of cumulative generating capacity.

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project


Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from firms to provide supervision of civil construction and equipment installation to complete the 120-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project.

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Hydropower leads investments in power generation in the Americas, report says


The major power generation sector in which major economies in the Americas will invest is hydropower, according to a report released by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center.

SunEdison adds South American hydroelectric power to portfolio


SunEdison Inc. has completed a deal that includes the acquisition of five renewable energy project portfolios and several corporate platforms, giving the U.S.-based developer its first hydroelectric power interests in Brazil.

Valves sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo, 210-MW Restitucion hydro projects


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply valves and hydraulic controls for rehabilitation of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric projects.

Panama's 29-MW Barro Blanco hydro project in limbo as government searches for new developer


Panama's federal government has said that it will work with project financiers to replace Generadora del Istmo S.A. (Genisa) as developer of the 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project due to repeated environmental and social concerns.

Brazilian tribes join in opposition of hydropower development


Hundreds of members from four indigenous Amazonian tribes have formed an alliance to oppose a number of hydropower projects planned or already under-construction on Brazil's Teles Pires, Juruena and Tapajos rivers.

Peru seeks modeling, surveys for integrated water resource management


Peru's national water authority seeks hydrodynamic modeling and topographic and bathymetric surveys of river basins under its program to modernize integrated water resource management in Peru.

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