ON-LINE REPORT: Operation begins at Brazil’s 880-mw Campos Novos

CPFL Energia announced the first unit began operation in February at the 880-mw Campos Novos project on the Canoas River in Brazil’s Santa Catarina State.

R&D Forum

Tree-ring records are proving useful in estimating streamflow history, according to two Canadian hydro project owners and a U.S. university.

GE sells GE Hydro to IMPSA

General Electric (GE) agreed to sell GE Energy’s hydropower business to Pescarmona Group of Companies (PGC), parent of Argentina-based hydro industry supplier IMPSA.

CONTRACT AWARD: Power Machines to equip 3,000-mw Boguchanskaya

Russian Hydro utility HydroOGK and aluminum producer RUSAL awarded a contract to JSC Power Machines of Russia to supply turbines for the 3,000-mw Boguchanskaya hydroelectric project being built on Russia’s Angara River.