New Development

Ecuadoran state power generator Elecaustro plans to begin studies this year for its 21.8-MW Soldados-Yanuncay hydro project. The company has invited Lombardi-Andina, Acotecnic, Ctotal, Raster, Ingestruct and Inypsa to submit offers for the work at month-end. The 120-day contract covers design, technical specifications and investment for the run-of-river plant, which would be built in Azuay...
Small Hydro

FDC Utilities Inc., the energy unit of Gotianun Group, plans to build the 26-MW Pampang hydropower project in the municipalities of Santa Fe in Nueva Vizcaya and San Nicolas in Pangasinan, Philippines. The run-of-river project will tap the Pampang River, with a low dam built to regulate the flow. FDCUI said in a statement it...
New Development

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has confirmed forward momentum on the 240-MW Chicoasén II hydroelectric project in Chiapas. This project has been on hold due to problems between owner/operator CFE (Mexico’s state-owned electric company) and unions involved in the construction, according to BNamericas. At the same time, the president reiterated his pledge to...
New Development

According to Chile’s Comision Nacional de Energia (National Energy Commission), a total of 747 MW of hydroelectric power is set to come online in the country in 2020, with an additional 313 MW to enter operations between 2021 and 2024. A BNamericas report says that among the biggest hydroelectric units is the US$3 billion, 531-MW...
Job Transitions

Stantec recently announced several changes to its executive team, in support of its newly released Three-Year Strategic Plan. “Our strategic plan represents a sustainable path towards compelling earnings growth while enhancing and protecting our competitive position globally,” said Gord Johnston, Stantec’s president and chief executive officer. “The appointments we have made to our executive team...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Swedish-owned Ngonyezi Projects has entered into a non-consumptive water use agreement with Zimbabwe National Water Authority, which will see the installation of a 2,000-MWh Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) facility and 300-MW floating solar PV plant. The location of the installation is Osborne Dam on the Odzi River in Manicaland Province. Storage is an essential part...