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The Itaipú hydroelectric plant, between Brazil and Paraguay, about to break world record

28/12/2016

The Itaipú hydroelectric plant, operated by Brazil and Paraguay, exceeded its annual record reaching 96.6 million megawatt hours on Friday. The director general of Itaipu Binacional in Paraguay, James Spalding, said that the record is the result of efficiency and that on December 21st they could reach 100 million MWh.

Venezuela overcomes “the most dangerous moment” of its electrical history

24/08/2016

On July 1, President of the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro announced the cessation of the Load Management Plan (PAC for its acronym in Spanish) that it had to start months ago due to the energy crisis that was generated when the country, whose main source of energy is hydroelectric power, suffered a severe and prolonged drought.

 

EL Hierro hydro-wind plant, REDCOM, Baleares and CECOVEL, awarded for energy efficiency

14/03/2016

It is the fourth year that Red Eléctrica de España (REE) aims to reward projects that foster energy efficiency in Spain. The hydro-wind power plant of El Hierro, the company REDCOM, the CPD (data processing center) of Baleares, the Control Center for Electric Vehicle (CECOVEL) and the tool Stock Sostenible were the winners of the seal.

The initial project of the pumping station Chira-Soria in the Canaries to be modified by REE

23/02/2016

Better late than never. After five years of a project that keeps on failing to start, it seems that finally REE is starting this reversible pumping plant in Gran Canaria. The initial objective of Chira-Soria was to serve as a backup to offer more power supply security and stability but the company has announced that there […]

 

Endesa transfers the Chira-Soria hydro power plant project to Red Eléctrica the 300 million euro

09/02/2015

A closer step has been taken towards the final project assignment of the Chira-Soria hydro plant project in Gran Canaria from Endesa to Red Eléctrica. Thus, the project that never saw a start for the last four years finally ends. Its budget accounting to 250 million euro will slightly increase because Endesa will take 11.2 million euro for costs incurred in the project to date.

Hydroelectric capacity to double in 10 years in Peru and to be the primary source of energy

23/12/2014

Peru is clear that if it wants to continue growing and remain competitive, it needs to secure the power supply and support a sustainable energy policy. In fact, annual investment in electricity generation in the last four years accounted to 1,200 million euro. Its great potential is hydropower with a goal of 70,000 MW of installed capacity.

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