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Ecuador: Ready to start the Soldados-Yanuncay Hydroelectric Project

20.09.2019


Source: El Mercurio – September 13, 2019 The Empresa Electro Generadora del Austro (Elecaustro) this year has the budget to begin works for the Soldados-Yanuncay Hydroelectric Project, designed to be built on the boundaries of Baños and San Joaquin. The first interventions will be on roads. The project started in 2004 with prefeasibility studies and…



Guatemala: Hydroelectric Environmental Study


Source: Centralamericandata.com Monday, September 16, 2019 The environmental impact study for a hydroelectric plant in Guatemala was recently presented: Oxec II, S.A., plans to build a hydroelectric plant that will have a generation capacity of 75 MW at Finca Semuc Uno, in the department of Alta Verapaz. According to the study, about $ 143 million…



Guatemala: Tender for specialized tests for hydroelectric


Source: Centralamericandata.com Thursday, September 12, 2019 The National Electrification Institute of Guatemala is putting out to tender the engineering service for the safety examination of the dam and accessory structures of the Jurún Marinalá hydroelectric plant. The INDE will contract the dam and accessory structures safety test for the Los Esclavos Hydroelectric Plant, which must…



El Salvador: Hydroelectric El Chaparral will cost over US $ 500 million more than planned


The construction of the El Chaparral hydroelectric dam will cost an additional $ 551.61 million, three times more than the initial value. The dam was approved with an initial budget of $ 207.8 million, but now it will cost US $ 759.41 million, at least an additional US $ 551.61 million. The Salvadoran government began…



Argentina: The Portezuelo del Viento hydroelectric megaproject has an execution period of five years.


Source: Lanacion.com.ar September 13, 2019 With the call for tender of the Portezuelo del Viento hydroelectric megaproject for more than one billion dollars, with funds guaranteed by Nation, the project begins to become a reality. This is the largest civil infrastructure in the history of the province of western Argentina, which will be built in…



Ecuador launches international tender for the Vindobona WWTP


Source: El Comercio, Sept 17, 2109 Currently, most of the rivers and streams of Quito (Ecuador) present contamination by the discharge of domestic and industrial wastewater. EPMAPS – Agua de Quito assumed the challenge of treating wastewater through the execution of the Decontamination Program of Rivers and Gulches, which includes the construction of the Vindobona…



Ecuador: Pastaza Court resolved to suspend the execution of the hydroelectric project in Piatúa

13.09.2019


Source: Eluniverso.com September 5, The Pastaza Provincial Court decided to annul the sentence that was first issued in relation to the violation of the rights of the original Kichwa people of Santa Clara, who opposed the construction of a dam on the Piatúa River, in the provincial limit between Napo and Pastaza, in the Santa…



Bolivia: Hydroelectric project will require the use of 160 trucks to transfer parts from Puerto de Arica to Bolivia


Source: Americaeconomia, September 9, 2019 At least 160 heavy trucks will transfer from the Chilean port of Arica to Bolivia, the imported material for the manufacture of the forced pipes of the Ivirizu Hydroelectric project, in the department of Cochabamba. The material comes from Japan and is made up of 1,490 sheets of WEL-TEN 780E…



Colombia: Government prepares an energy reconfiguration auction


BY: PORTFOLIO SEPTEMBER 08, 2019 – 07:53 P.M. The National Government is preparing a draft resolution with which they seek to convene a ‘Purchase Reconfiguration Auction (for energy) for the periods 2020 – 2021 and 2021 – 2022. The initiative presented by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) through the Energy and Gas Regulation…



Argentina: Plander Banderita hydroelectric power failure


Source: Rionegro.com.ar SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 The Watershed Authority (AIC) reported that there was a fault that caused the unavailability of the Planicie Banderita hydroelectric plant. In order to maintain the outgoing flow of the El Chañar compensating reservoir, the opening of the landfill in Portezuelo Grande had to be carried out. It is not yet…



Argentina: On Friday the 13th, the tender for the construction of Portezuelo del Viento will be held


Source: Diariosanrafael.com.ar September 11, 2019 On Friday the 13th, at the Malargüe Exhibition Center, will take place the call for bids for the construction of the Portezuelo del Viento hydroelectric dam. Portezuelo del Viento, 20 kilometers from the town of Las Loicas. The dike will have a height of 185 meters, which will make it…



Chile: Barrick will put into operation in 2020 a transmission line that will link Chile with Argentina


Source: Energiminas, September 5, 2019 In recent months, the Canadian company has been working to carry out a transmission line project that connects Chile with Argentina and was initially intended to supply the paralyzed Pascua Lama binational project in the Atacama Region. Given the uncertainty about the future of the mining project, the line never…



Chile: Approved construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Curacautín


Source: La Región, September 10, 2019 The Coeva Environmental Evaluation Commission unanimously approved the Hueñivales hydroelectric plant project in the Curacautín commune. The vote was 11 votes in favor. The project is from Llaima Energy, and will be used on the Cautín river, Curacautín commune.



Ecuador: Russian company Tyazhmash signed the contract to conclude the Toachi Pilatón project


Source: Elcomercio.com Ago, 2019 The Russian company Tyazhmash delivered the technical guarantees and faithful compliance and signed the contract with the Electric Corporation of Ecuador – CELEC EP to complete the construction of the Toachi Pilatón project, a work that was paralyzed for more than two years. According to Celec, these requirements met the formalities…



El Salvador: Government evaluates to suspend construction of hydroelectric plant

05.09.2019


Source: estrategiaynegocios.net Sept 2, 2019 The government of El Salvador evaluates to suspend the construction of the El Chaparral hydroelectric plant, an expensive and controversial project located in San Luis La Reina, in the north of the department of San Miguel, in the east of the country. Recently, communities adjacent to the project blocked the…



Bogotá Energy Group bought Grupo Electro Dunas from Peru


Source: Eltiempo.com 9 Aug 2019 – 12:53 PM The Bogotá Energy Group (GEB) announced the purchase of the Electro Dunas Group of Peru. This implies the purchase of Dunas Energía (DESAA), a company listed on the Lima Stock Exchange, through a public tender offer in that market. DEESA, founded in 2006, is a holding company…



Norwegian electricity company Statkraft plans to quadruple its capacity in Brazil in five years


Source: Americaeconomía. September 4, 2019 The Norwegian electricity company Statkraft wants to take advantage of Brazil’s renewable generation potential, aiming to quadruple its installed capacity in the Latin American country over the next five years, mainly with wind, solar projects, and small hydroelectric plants. The expansion must be carried out with possible acquisitions, participation in…



Ecuador: Hydroelectric project on the Piatúa river under construction.


The Piatúa hydroelectric project is under construction, it will generate 30 MW of power and is located on the provincial border between Napo and Pastaza, Santa Clara canton, Santa Clara and Mena parish in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The project will take advantage of the waters of the Piatúa River, and is defined as a central…



Mexico- Río Verde, Oaxaca, in the sights of new hydroelectric project


Source: La Coperacha, Aug 28, 2019 The company Generación Eners presented to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) a project to build a new hydroelectric power plant and take advantage of the flow of the Río Verde, which crosses several municipalities of the Sierra Sur and Oaxaca Coast and flows into the Park…



Peru- San Martín: US $ 617 million hydroelectric titanic will use the waters of the Biavo River


Source: Energiminas, September 3, 2019 The San Martín region will have a new hydroelectric plant, with an estimated investment for construction of US $ 617 million, and the generation of 1000 jobs, according to the environmental study of the Río Biavo River, under evaluation. The future Alto Biavo hydroelectric plant will capture the water from…



Chile: Environmental Commission rejects hydroelectric project Los Aromos

30.08.2019


Source: Cooperativa.cl August 20,2019 By eight votes against three, the Environmental Assessment Commission of La Araucanía rejected the Los Aromos hydroelectric project, which seeks to intervene the Toltén River at the Cunco crossing, where it joins the Allipén River. The project has motivated the rejection of inhabitants and environmental sectors of the area, who held…



Chile: The 3,894 batteries that will give life to the first storage in a hydroelectric plant


Source: Revistaei August 19, 2019 A total of 3,893 lithium-ion industrial batteries will be installed in the Virtual Dam energy storage project, developed by AES Gener in its Alfalfal I hydroelectric power plant, which will have a power of 10 MW, lasting five hours, allowing to inject electricity at the time of greatest system requirement….



Peru and Colombia agree to boost electrical interconnection


Source: Energiminas August 28, 2019 The Minister of Energy and Mines of Peru held a working meeting with the Colombian Vice Minister of Energy, Diego Mesa, which highlighted the progress in sustaining the electrical interconnection project between the towns of Puerto Leguízamo (Putumayo, Colombia) and Soplin Vargas (San Martin, Peru), which will allow service to…



Costa Rica and Uruguay among the countries that make history 100% clean solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal energy


Source: CLEANENERGYBRIEF AUGUST 12, 2019 In 2018 and 2019, two countries joined the prestigious club of nations that have abandoned polluting energies. Costa Rica In 2017 the country achieved 300 days of 100% renewable energy thanks mainly to its hydroelectric generation projects. In 2018 the new President of this nation announced the prohibition of fossil…



Brazil includes four new hydroelectric projects


Source: RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD AUGUST 29, 2019 Brazil has included four hydroelectric plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country’s investment association program, called the Research Partnerships Program or PPI. Government support will come in the form of environmental licensing studies for the 650 MW Bem Querer, 140 MW Castanheira,…



Argentina: Four companies in the race for the Nahueve hydroelectric plant


Source: LMNeuquen August 23, 2019 The Province of Neuquen announced the companies that will compete for the tender for the construction of the Nahueve Multipurpose Utilization, which are Panedile, Rovella Carranza SA, José Cartellone SA and the UTE CN Sapag-Power China, while Codam SA’s offer was rejected for not complying with the technical requirements. The…



Paraguay restarts negotiations with Brazil on the use of Itaipu hydroelectric power

25.08.2019


Source: mundo.sputniknews.com Aug 19, 2019 The president of the National Electricity Administration of Paraguay (ANDE), Luis Villordo, announced that a new period of negotiations with the Brazilian state-owned Eletrobras is underway regarding the contracting of power of the Itaipu binational hydroelectric power plant. President Mario Abdo Benítez faced opposing claims of political trial in recent…



Colombia: $ 1.48 billion disbursed for 140 infrastructure projects


Source: Spectator 2 Aug 2019 Findeter has supported infrastructure initiatives in sectors such as drinking water and basic sanitation, transport, urban development, energy development, health and education. Between January and July 2019, through state-run Financial Development Territorial (Findeter) more than $ 1.48 billion has been disbursed for 140 infrastructure projects across the country. The sectors…



Brazil advance with millionaire investment in solar hydroelectric power with Iberdrola Spain


Source: energialimpiaparatodos AUGUST 20, 2019 Brazil premiered gigantic and modern hydroelectric power plant with Iberdrola Spain The Iberdrola de España group reaffirms its commitment to hydroelectric power in Brazil with the construction of a new facility: the Baixo plant, located on the river of the same name, southwest of the state of Paraná. The plant,…



Tender for Portezuelo del Viento will start in September


Source: Losandes.com August 22, 2019 September will be an important month in energy matters, as it is expected that the tender for the Portezuelo del Viento hydroelectric project will begin. From the Government they warn that the hydroelectric project meets all the conditions to start formally.



Argentina: Four offers for the Nahueve hydroelectric power station


Source: Rionegro.com.ar AUGUST 22, 2019 The construction of the hydroelectric plant in Nahueve received five proposals in the opening of envelopes chaired by Governor Omar Gutierrez, but only four completed the requirements for the bid. The evaluation commission declared four as admissible ranging from 1,108 million pesos to 1,800 million pesos. The plant will generate…



Hidroeléctrica Banda Azul will have an investment of US $ 300 million


Source: Now.com.bo The National Electricity Company (ENDE) projects an investment of 300 million dollars for the construction of the new Banda Azul hydroelectric plant in the Chapare province of Cochabamba, which is expected to generate 147 megawatts. This project will have a new pipe system called Francis, which promises to make the most efficient use…



Soldados-Yanuncay hydroelectric project is ready for construction

19.08.2019


Source: elmercurio.com July 7, 2019 After a long process of studies, analysis, designs, conversations and socialization with the communities, the Electro Generadora del Austro (ELECAUSTRO) company will begin in the short term the execution of the integral hydroelectric project, Soldados-Yanuncay that will produce and feed the interconnected national system with 22 megawatts. The project will…



Argentina; LAS MADERAS HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT: The Holdec company won the tender and took possession on July 31


Source: PrensaJujuy.com August 12,2019 Through a national public tender, the provincial State once again granted the concession of the Hydroelectric Power Plant, which will allow the re-functionalization and execution of mega engineering works to optimize the current operation, for which today 17 megabytes are produced but which has a potential of 30 megabytes. The tender…



Sacyr and GCZ award two hydroelectric plants in Peru


Source: Construccionlatinoamericana.com, August 2019 There are two hydroelectric plants that the South Electricity Generation Company (Egelsur) called for a tender, and a Consortium formed by Sacyr and GCZ was awarded for its construction for an amount close to US $ 115 million, with a term of 30 months approximately. The works will correspond to the…



Panama extends tender for electrical works for $ 99 million


Source: Centralamericandata August 5, 2019 November 7, 2019 is the new date for receiving bids in the tender to build the 230 Kv Sabanitas Transmission Line – Panama III, and the associated substations. The initial date of receipt of offers was August 6, but since some companies interested in submitting proposals requested the extension of…



Argentina approved the sending of funds for Portezuelo del Viento


Source: Filonews July 29, 2019 The national executive approved the agreement for Mendoza to receive 1,023 million dollars, to tender Portezuelo del Viento. The call for bids is expected to happen in September, and that the work will begin in the second half of 2020, with an execution period of five years. Portezuelo del Viento…



Mexico: The fate of the Ajajalpan river and the Puebla 1 hydroelectric project is about to be resolved


Source: LAdobe.com.mx Jul 30, 2019 The amparo trial filed by three indigenous communities in the municipalities of San Felipe Tepatlán and Ahuacatlán against the Puebla 1 hydroelectric project in 2016 is about to receive a sentence. After more than 3 years of legal struggle the constitutional hearing was held on June 11, 2019, and now…



Bolivia: Government decides to postpone the Rositas hydroelectric


Source: Correodelsur.com August 13, 2019 The Rositas Hydroelectric project foresees an investment of US $ 1,514 million for the construction of a dam in the Rio Grande that generates 600 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The reservoir will flood 449 kilometers in the regions of Abapó, Izozog and Florida and will allow watering up to 165…



In Guatemala Hydroelectric Renace receives Environmental Seal 2019-2021


Source.Prenslibre.com August 14, 2019 The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources made the first instalment of the Environmental Seal and National Prize in Cleaner Production awarded to 10 companies that have promoted incentives through innovative techniques, practices or methods in cleaner production. Hydroelectric Renace received the 2019-2021 Environmental Seal from the Ministry of Environment and…



Plan Grande: the small hydroelectric that changed the life of a community in Honduras


Source: Radioprogreso August 13,2019 Contrary to the large hydroelectric projects that have caused serious social and environmental crises in Honduras, the Plan Grande dam has united the community and is an example of sustainable energy generation. This work is a reminder that not every generation of clean energy drags problems and complaints. There are positive…



Colombia: Conconcreto announced that it will extend the contract in Hidroituango for 12 months


Source: La Republica, August 9, 2019 In the presentation of financial results for the second quarter, Conconcreto announced the extension of the contract at the Ituango hydroelectric plant, for a further 12 months to continue working on everything that has to do with the recovery of this megaproject. The plant is advancing in the recovery…



Ecuador: International public tender for Epmaps’ Vindobona project


Source: El Comercio.com Aug 5, 2019 The international public tender has begun for the development of the works of Vindobona, the project of the Metropolitan Public Company of Potable Water and Sanitation (Epmaps), which seeks to accelerate the process of decontamination of the rivers of Quito. The winning firm will be announced in December. The…



Peru approves US $ 700mn hydroelectric


Source: Bnamericas Thursday, July 25, 2019 Peruvian environmental authorities approved the execution of the 444MW pass project and the associated dispatch infrastructure planned for the Arequipa Region, which will cost approximately US $ 700mn. Inland Energy, controlled by Luz del Sur, is behind the 288MW Lluclla (US $ 422mn) and 156MW Lluta (US $ 274mn)…



Bolivia reactivates hydroelectric early stage

13.08.2019


Source: Bnamericas July 30, 2019 Bolivia’s plans to harness the energy potential of the Rio Grande basin continue despite community opposition and skepticism about the viability of an export-oriented development project. The government roadmap for the basin provides for a cascading system of seven plants: Seripona, Cañahuecal, Las Juntas, Ocampo, Peña Blanca, La Pesca and…



Ecuador seeks US $ 400 million to build alternative energy projects


Source: Larepublica July 30, 2019 Ecuador seeks private investment of about US $ 400 million for the development of unconventional electric power projects with a combined capacity of 310 megawatts, as part of an ambitious plan to change its energy matrix. In the first months of 2020, the Government will launch a tender for the…



Argentina awarded 38 projects and promise investments of US $ 368 million


Source: Lanacion.ar August 5, 2019 The Government awarded 38 renewable energy projects, for a capacity of 259.08 MW under the third round of the RenovAr program. These projects will require investments of US $ 368 million and will generate approximately more than 1000 new jobs between construction, operation and maintenance. In total, the awards will…



Energy projects in Ecuador tendered on July 30


Source: Eluniverso.com July 26, 2019 At the end of July, Celec EP will tender for at least five energy projects of various types: hydroelectric, wind and photovoltaic solar. The process seeks the participation of private companies under a BOP model, which means that the private company invests, builds, operates the project for a certain number…



Guatemala tender: Specialized Equipment for Hydroelectric Plant


Source: Centralamericandata Wednesday, July 24, 2019 The National Institute of Electrification of Guatemala tenders the supply of a telescopic platform for the Chixoy Hydroelectric Plant. Guatemala Government Purchase 10876448: A self-propelled diesel-powered auxiliary 12V DC lifting platform and telescopic boom hydraulic articulated platform are required. Basket made of aluminum. Mechanism that allows the rotation or…



Nicaragua international Tender: Electrical Works


Source: centralamericandata July 29, 2019 In Nicaragua, the supply of goods and related services of the Villa Nueva substation and civil works in the 138 Kv El Sauce – Villa Nueva Transmission Line are tendered. Nicaragua Government Purchase 11/2019: Some descriptions of the supplies and works to be carried out: Lot I: Villa Nueva Substation…



Central America- Energy: $410 Million in New Projects


Source: centralamericandata July 29, 2019 In the first three months of 2019, 14 environmental impact studies were presented in the countries of the region to perform work on electricity grids and develop power generation plants. Panama is the country in the region with the highest investment, with approximately $397 million in energy projects, corresponding to…



Chile – Construction of hydroelectric power plant in Pucón approved: Two rivers will intervene


Source: Eluniversal.cl 12.07.2019 The Llancalil Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is planned to be built in the Huife sector, was approved this month. The initiative seeks to generate 6.9 MW of energy and plans to intervene two rivers, the Llancalil and Liucura, to install adduction pipes that channel 5,000 meters of water a few kilometers from…



Panama $99 Million in Power Transmission Line


Source: Centalamericandata June 2019 In Panama, the construction of the 230 Kv Sabanitas – Panama III Transmission Line and associated substations is tendered. Panama Government Purchase 2019-2-78-0-03-LP-011271: The contract includes the performance of the following works: -Supply, Assembly and works related to the Construction of the Panama III Sabanitas Line, specifically from the Mocambo sector…



Ecuador’s China-backed hydropower revolution

02.08.2019


Ecuador’s bet on hydro to clean its energy matrix and sell a surplus landed it in debt and inhibited wind and solar Over the last ten years, Ecuador has embarked on the construction of a series of hydropower plants that seek to provide the country with enough energy to make blackouts a thing of the…



Russian company Power Machines seeks to participate in the modernization of Acaray and Baygorria plants

25.07.2019


Source: Sputniknews July 17, 2019 Power Machines, the largest Russian supplier of heavy machinery for the energy industry, is interested in participating in the modernization of the Acaray hydroelectric plants in Paraguay and Baygorria in Uruguay. Power Machines also wants to participate in the tenders of the Potrero del Clavillo hydroelectric project, which would be…



The German company Voith and the national Rovella Carranza won the tender for Aña Cua


Source: enernews.com July 16, 2019 The Paraguayan authorities of the Yacyretá Binational Entity (EBY) published on the official website of the dam the results of open tenders for the expansion work on the Aña Cua arm, which, in recent months, were the reason for a strong bidding competition. According to what has been published, the…



Approval of construction of hydroelectric power station in Pucón: It will intervene the course of two rivers


Source: cnnchile.com, July 12, 2019 The construction of the Llancalil Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is planned to be built in the Huife sector, was approved. By 10 votes in favor and one against, this Thursday the Environmental Assessment Commission of La Araucanía (Coeva) approved the Environmental Impact Study of the project “Small Hydroelectric Plant Llancalil”,…



Hidroituango completed the construction of its dam


Source: PORTAFOLIO JULY 18, 2019 When the dam was finished, with a height that reached 435 meters above sea level (masl), Hidroituango technicians not only marked a second milestone in the development of the project, but also scared away the risks to the communities low water. For the EPM administration, reaching this height means finishing…



Reactivation of studies for new hydroelectric plant on Uruguay


Source: Primeraedicion.com.ar. July 14, 2019 After three years, the National Agency of Electric Power of Brazil authorized to advance in the project of the Itapiranga Plant, about 30 km upstream of the Moconá, which would be located in that city, state of Santa Catarina (Brazil). Three years have passed since the company in charge of…



New hydroelectric guarantees energy to 130 thousand homes in Argentina


Source: energíalimpiaparatodos.com Jul 15 The Government will turn 1023 million dollars to Mendoza, through debt cancellation bonds, for the construction of the Portezuelo del Viento dam, which will bring energy to 130 thousand homes and improve irrigation capacity in the area. The construction of the Portezuelo del Viento dam will be located in the Rio…



IDB finances renewal of Salto Grande hydroelectric dam in Argentina and Uruguay


Source: Mundosputniknews. July 8, 2019 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance with $ 80 million the renovation of the Salto Grande hydroelectric dam shared by Argentina and Uruguay. The plant modernization will have a first phase that will take place between 2019 and 2023, and that guarantees 40 million dollars for each country. In…



Sacyr will build two hydroelectric plants in Peru for 102 million


Source: Europapress.es July 19, 2019 Sacyr, in consortium with GCZ Ingenieros, has been awarded the contract for the construction of two hydroelectric plants in Peru for a combined amount of 102 million euros. The contract consists of building two hydroelectric plants that will add a capacity of 34 megawatts (MW). Sacyr and its partner will…



Signed agreement to build second stage of El Tambolar II


Source: Sisanjuan.gob.ar July 3, 2019 The new El Tambolar Hydropower Project, is located on the San Juan River, 18.8 km upstream from the Los Caracoles Dam, and is part of a multiple river use system that will allow 70 Megawatts (70 MW) to be incorporated into the Sanjuanino and National Electric System as a continuous…



Generadoras de Chile highlights hydroelectric initiative that promotes sustainability in the territories

18.07.2019


Published on July 9, 2019 Fifteen projects related to lighting, green areas, agriculture, tourism, education, among others, were postulated this year for the “Good Practices for a more Sustainable Electric Futures” contest, which is carried out by Generadoras de Chile, whose objective is to publicize the initiatives that tackle climate change and sustainable development, while…



National Electrical Coordinator launches portal with flow forecasting system for hydroelectric power plants


Source: Revistaei.cl, July 10, 2019 The National Electrical Coordinator launched a new web portal that will allow the deployment of a new Flow Forecasting System (SPC) for generation hydroelectric power stations located in the center-south zone of Chile. As reported by the coordinating body on its website, “the SPC began to be used in the…



Colbún enters the race and will dispute with Enel Sempra’s assets in Chile and Peru


Source: El Mercurio, July 11, 2019 The Matte group, through the company Colbún, officially entered the race for the assets of the US company Sempra in Chile and Peru, a process that entered its second stage with a small number of interested parties after receiving about ten non-binding offers almost a month ago. In this…



CGE swaps its assets in Argentina


Source: La Segunda. July 12, 2019 The General Electricity Company (CGE) informed the CMF that it reached a swap agreement with the Argentine company Cartellone Energía y Concesiones (CECSA) to sell its shares in the electricity distributors of Tucumán (50%) and Jujuy in US $ 40 million. In exchange, CGE will acquire – for the…



Llancalil hydroelectric power station in Chile will intervene the course of two rivers


Source: Journal Austral de Temuco. July 12, 2019 The Commission of Environmental Evaluation (Coeva) decided to approve, by 10 votes against 1, the Environmental Impact Statement of the project called “Small Llancalil Hydroelectric Power Plant”, a power plant that aims to be built in the town of Huife Alto, about 23 kilometers of the commune…



Argentina, Chile and Brazil, the most attractive countries of LatAm to invest in renewables

09.07.2019


Source pv-magazinelatam. July 5, 2019 Argentina, Chile and Brazil lead the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) in Latin America published annually by the UK consultancy Ernst & Young (EY). The ranking ranks 40 countries in terms of the attractiveness for clean energy investments. For its qualification, the firm analyzes macroeconomic variables (macroeconomic stability and…



Colombia ratifies its intention to reach 1,500 MW of renewable power installed in 2022


Source PV-magazinelatam, July 3, 2019 During the preparatory meeting of the Summit on Climate Action of the United Nations, the Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, María Fernanda Suárez Londoño, reiterated that the installed capacity in Colombia will be at least 1,500 MW in the year 2022. The mining sector is also expected to…



More than 700,000 people will benefit from San José 2 hydropower plant in Cochabamba, Bolivia


Source: Smartwatermagazine. July 7, 2019 The project’s total investment was $287.53 million, 33% of which was financed by CAF, thus contributing to the nation’s sustainable development and improving the quality of life of its rural population. With a 69-megawatt (MW) generating capacity, the second phase of the San José hydropower plant, financed by CAF—development bank…



San Andrés hydroelectric reaches refinancing agreement of 40 million dollars


Source: LexLatin, July 3,2019 Hidroelectrica San Andres reached an agreement to refinance a loan of 40 million dollars with the help of banks Santander and Banco de Crédito e Inversiones. The financing included a package of guarantees on the assets of the pass-through plant owned by Hidroeléctica San Andrés and on the shares issued by…



Government calculates up to US $ 30 billion investment to decarbonize the matrix

05.07.2019


Source: The third. June 28, 2019 A few weeks ago, one of the most relevant milestones of the last time in the energy sector was unveiled: the plan for the gradual withdrawal of the more than 5,300 MW installed in coal capacity in Chile. It is an ambitious plan that, in addition to the challenge…



The other project that will strengthen the Chilean interconnection in 202


Source: revistaei.cl. June 25, 2019 This is the new 2 × 500 kV line, with a capacity of 1500 MVA, between the Los Changos and Kimal (Nueva Crucero Encuentro) substations, developed by Transelec. After the commissioning of the Cardones-Polpaico line, which was inaugurated by ISA Interchile, the national electrical interconnection in 2 × 500 kV…



Italian Enel makes non-binding offer for Sempra assets in Chile and Peru


Source: latercera.com. June 27, 2019 Italian power company Enel has made a non-binding bid for assets that US company Sempra Energy is selling in Chile and Peru. Earlier this year, Sempra Energy said it wanted to sell its entire stake in Chilean power distributor Chilquinta Energia and much of the property of Peruvian company Luz…



Kallpa plans to build 120 m high and 270 m long dam for US $ 932 million hydro plant


Source: energiminas.co. June 28, 2019 Kallpa Generación SA presented the Detailed Environmental Impact Study for its RS3 Sense Hydroelectric Project. This is a plan still in the feasibility stage, between the regions of Apurímac and Cusco, which will require an investment of US $ 932 million and seeks to take advantage of the waters of…



Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program accepting new applications

29.06.2019


Source: Hydropower.org, 11th June 2019 The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program is now accepting new applications for 2019-2020. The initiative aims to help women in the hydropower industry to connect, generate new friendships, and share experiences in a supportive environment. It is supported by the U.S. National Hydropower Association (NHA), Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA), Midwest…



Hydroelectricity: Time to adapt


Source: revistaei.cl. June 7, 2019 Hydroelectricity is located without counterweights in the throne of renewable energies within the energy matrix, both in installed capacity and in the effective generation in the national electricity system, despite having more of a challenge in the future scenario, such as the recurrence of low hydrologic sources and the incorporation…



These are the mini hydro plants with the largest installed capacity in Chile


Source: revistaei.cl. June 7, 2019 The sector of small hydroelectric plants (mini hydro), which are those run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants with an installed capacity of less than 20 MW, have a total of 495 MW of installed power in the National Electric System, especially in the central area south of the country, according to the NCRE…



Eclipse will use reservoirs to maintain Chile´s reserve before solar generation decrease


Source: Revistaei.cl. June 19, 2019 The use of reservoir hydroelectric plants to maintain a sufficient reserve for the electric generation of the national system is one of the measures that will be carried out by the National Electric Coordinator of Chile for the operation of the national system during the solar eclipse of July 2…



Mexican government and companies to undertake projects for the Renewable Energy, Electricity and Hydrocarbons sector.


Source: pv-magazine. June 20, 2019 Faced with the challenges of the sector, business organizations, associations and companies of the private energy industry are integrated into the Energy Commission of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) to have a unified voice and expand its representation to the federal government, legislature and local authorities , thus becoming a…



Cardones-Polpaico line already transports 1,400 MW to the national electricity system


Source: ei.cl. June 20, 2019 The Cardones-Polpaico transmission line is already transporting about 1,400 MW of power in the national electricity system, mostly from variable renewable power plants installed in the northern part of the country, as was highlighted by the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, from the Nueva Cardones substation, located in Copiapó,…



Peru proposes a comprehensive reform for the electricity sector


Source: PV-magazine. June 17, 2019 The Minister of Energy and Mines of Peru, Francisco Ísmodes Mezzano, has announced the Supreme Resolution creating the Multisectorial Commission for the Reform of the Electricity Sector (CRSE) will be promulgated, to initiate a comprehensive review of the current framework of the electricity market, the elaboration of proposals to consolidate…



Statkraft Chile starts construction of Los Lagos hydroelectric plant

19.06.2019


Source: Revistaei.cl. June 11, 2019 The Statkraft Company will begin the construction of the Los Lagos hydroelectric plant during the second half of this year, in a project that contemplates an installed capacity of 52 MW, which expects to start injecting clean energy into the system after 2022. The initiative considers an investment of US…



Mexico – 24 billion pesos will be invested for the maintenance of power plants in the next four years: CFE

12.06.2019


Source: PV-magazine. June 5, 2019 Manuel Bartlett, General Director of the Federal Electricity Commission, headed the meetings of the Boards of Directors of the Subsidiary Productive Companies of Generation I and II, in which the maintenance projects for their generating units for the period 2019-2023 were approved, and the presentation of its main financial results…



Mini hydro sector registers the greatest potential in hydroelectric projects


ELECTRICIDAD Magazine. June 4, 2019 The mini hydro sector, those generation plants that do not exceed 40 MW of installed capacity, is the one that registers the greatest potential of hydroelectric projects in the national energy matrix, according to the data of the Commission’s NCRE report of May. National Energy (CNE). According to the data…



Collahuasi and Enel sign renewable energy contract


Source: Mineria-pa.com. June 7, 2019 Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi SCM, after its last bidding process, awarded Enel Generación Chile the electricity supply of approximately 1 TWh / year, converting it into the largest certified 100% renewable energy contract in the country. The agreement will last for ten years and will become effective as…



Chile will close 8 coal-fired power plants in 5 years and all by 2040


Source: emol.com. June 7, 2019 The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, together with the Minister of Energy, Susana Jiménez, presented the schedule of the first stage of closing operations of the coal-fired power plants of Chile’s energy matrix. The withdrawal of units operations will be made through a schedule that establishes the cessation of the…



Bolivia inaugurates a hydroelectric plant that approaches the goal of exporting energy


Source: Eldiario.es 06/10/19 Bolivia has inaugurated the San José 2 hydroelectric plant, capable of generating 69 megawatts, and which leads the country to the goal of reaching sufficient reserves to start exporting electricity to its neighboring countries. This second phase, built in the municipality of Colomi in the department of Cochabamba, joins the previous one…



EPM achieved the closure of the first gate of the Auxiliary Deviation Gallery of the Ituango hydroelectric project

11.06.2019


Source: Portafolio.com, May 29, 2019 In an underwater engineering maneuver, one of the two gates of the Auxiliary Deviation Gallery (GAD) was closed, in a new milestone in the work of risk mitigation in the Ituango hydroelectric project. The contingency in the Ituango hydroelectric project began on April 28, 2018 with the obstruction of the…



CAF highlights the progress of Hidroeléctrica San José and projects new financing


Source: energialimpiaparatodos.com The representative of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) in Bolivia, Gladis Genua Covino, highlighted the progress and implementation of the San José Hydroelectric Project and envisaged consolidating new financing from the international body for future electric projects that are currently under study in Bolivia. The official report collected by Clean Energy…



Environmental license for the Porvenir II hydroelectric plant was suspended by the State


Source: Larepublica.com, Thursday, May 30, 2019 The State Council temporarily suspended the environmental license corresponding to the Porvenir II hydroelectric project in the municipality of San Luis (Antioquia), in Colombia. According to the ruling, the permits granted by the National Authority of Environmental Licenses (Anla) would have interference in properties subject to land restitution processes….



Decarbonization plan will be done in two phases and the goal is to abandon this technology by 2040


Source: La Tercera, June 4, 2019 The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, will announce the country’s most ambitious environmental commitment in recent years: the gradual retirement plan for the 28 coal-fired power plants that still operate in the country, and represent approximately 40 % of electricity generation in Chile. This, after the government and the…



Chile will issue green bond for $ 1,500 million this year


Source: Emol.com, May 31, 2019 Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced that the country’s first green bonds will be launched this year. The funds will be used for projects in the sector of renewable energy, electromobility, sustainable buildings, energy efficiency, water treatment and biodiversity, said the Chilean government. The projects associated with the bond have…



Piñera announces goal to reduce coal generation by 40%


Source: Revistaelectricidad, June 3, 2018 The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, in his second public account, made from the National Congress, highlighted the advances the country has made in terms of decarbonization of the energy matrix, stating that they hope to reduce the generation of coal-fired power plants, which currently represent 40%. The announcement coincides…



Eletrobras returns to the capital markets with issue of BRL 5,000 million


Source: Lexlatin, May 30,2015 Centrais Eétricas Brasileiras S.A (Eletrobras), a power generation and transmission company, executed the second issue of simple bonds, not convertible into shares, in four series, for BRL 5,000 million (USD 1.2 Bil). The funds obtained from the first three series will be used to refinance liabilities and to reinforce cash, and…



Cardones-Polpaico achieves connection to the system in the midst of technical tests


Source: La Tercera-Pulse, May 27, 2019 The Cardones-Polpaico megaline is in the process of technical tests, with an estimated early start-up, scheduled for June 11. In this regard, the Minister of Energy, Susana Jiménez, said that “there was a successful connection of the circuit 2. There are some technical tests, but for practical purposes, the…



Chinese consortium secures to $1.39 Billion loan Purchase of Chaglla Hydroelectric Plant in Peru

28.05.2019


A consortium led by China Three Gorges (CTG), a Chinese state-owned power company, completed its $1.39 billion acquisition of Empresa de Generación Huallaga S.A. on April 25. Formerly a subsidiary of Brazilian construction multinational Odebrecht SA, EGH was responsible for developing Peru’s Chaglla hydroelectric power plant. Because EGH owns the permanent concession of the Chaglla…



AES Gener will install battery systems in Cajón del Maipo hydroelectric plants


An energy storage system using lithium batteries will install AES Gener in the Cajon del Maipo, in the Metropolitan Region, for the operations of the run-of-river hydroelectric power plants that the company has in the area, in order to provide them with regulatory capacity and also give flexibility to the electrical system. According to Javier…



Water rights returned to the Chilean State in 2018 rose 89%, marking a historical record


The waivers of water usage rights reached a record in 2018. According to figures from the General Directorate of Water (DGA) of the Ministry of Public Works, last year there were resignations for a total average annual flow of 3,6 million litres per second, well above the 250 thousand litres per second of 2017. As…