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.
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.
Last March, Ingeteam began to develop a project for Endesa consisting of the modernization of the bilge pumping and water extraction system at the Tavascan hydroelectric power plant in Lleida. This 100MW plant is one of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the Pyrenees. This modernization will not impact the performance of the plant. “Only if […]
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.
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 […]
According to the latest report of REE, one of the most significant aspects in the electricity system balance in 2015 was the decline of renewables by low hydro production, 28.2% less than in 2014 (11% of total sources). This trend could continue if the outlook for our country on the consequences of climate change is confirmed.
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.
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.
Chile demonstrates a clear commitment to renewable energy but its key is diversity among technologies. In the words of President Michelle Bachelet "more balanced and sustainable." Therefore, although committed to wind and photovoltaics, the country has just opened the largest hydroelectric plant built in the last 10 years, with an installed capacity of 316 MW.