Chile looking for micro-hydropower project proposals

The Chilean government is looking to provide up to US$2.3 million in funding for micro-hydroelectric projects proposed for installation along the country’s irrigation infrastructure.

The contest is being conducted by Chile’s Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Agriculture via the National Irrigation Commission, per an agreement that was signed by the agencies in 2015.

A statement from the Ministry of Energy particularly targets proposals of 250 kW or less, with separate awards being made to off-grid and grid-connected projects.

Proposals are due August 22. More information is available from the Chilean Ministry of Energy here.

The ministry said in February that it has a goal of adding 100 new small hydro plants — each with a total installed capacity of less than 20 MW — by 2018.

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