Brazil authorizes operation of 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project

Brazil's energy regulator has authorized commercial operation of the first unit of the 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project on Brazil's Jari River.

Hydro Currents

The top hydroelectric power news for September 2014

Reservoir impoundment begins at Vietnam’s Song Bung 4 hydropower project

Development of Vietnam's 156-MW Song Bung 4 hydropower project have reached a "major milestone" with the closure of the river diversion and start of reservoir impoundment.

Alstom supplies equipment for hydro projects in Canada, Bhutan

Electrical equipment manufacturer Alstom has received major contracts to supply a transmission link for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower development and transformers for Bhutan's 720-MW Mangdechhu hydro project.

ABB to supply electrical equipment to India’s 96-MW Dikchu hydro project

Power equipment supplier ABB has won a contract to supply electrical balance of plant to the 96-MW Dikchu hydroelectric project in India's Sikkim State.

EIB provides loan for Austrian pumped-storage hydropower project

Austria's state-owned utility Illwerke AG has received a US$381 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support construction of the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower project according to a contract signed in Bregenz.

Big Efforts for Small Hydro at Choloma Project

An innovative, collaborative effort combines six rivers, six intakes, one steel tank and a powerhouse to create the 9.7 MW Choloma hydroelectric project in Guatemala.

Tech Notes

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from July-August 2014

HRW Briefings

News on the global hydroelectric industry from July-August 2014
Ituango Hydropower Plant

Colombia extends call for technical evaluation of 2,400-MW Ituango hydro project

Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a technical evaluation of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.