U.N. awards contract to map Mexico’s small hydro

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has awarded a contract to Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico to draft a map of small-scale hydroelectric generation potential in Mexico.

UNDP’s Mexico office had called for consultants under a program of Design and Strategic Planning for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Mexico (Plan Verde). (HNN 10/6/06) Work includes development of the map to assist in short- and medium-term decision making on the integration of small hydro into Mexico’s energy supply.

With an offer of 194,450 pesos (US$17,536), the technical institute was low bidder of five entities competing for the contract. Other bids ranged as high as 747,891 pesos (US$67,447).

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