Ecuador to invest 5,000 million in hydropower in three years


Ecuador's government has launched an ambitious plan to attract foreign investment and develop the industry. In the area of ​​energy, Ecuadorian executive's goal goes through reducing dependence on oil.

Most important Russian substation in the country’s central area to be built by Iberdrola Ingenieria


Iberdrola Ingeniería will be responsible for the construction of the Russian Votkinskay substation following the contract award by RusHydro, the second world's largest hydropower company. The plant will have a capacity of 500 kilovolts (kV) and will support a 1,020 megawatts hydropower plant.


Tocoma hydropower plant starts dry testing


Manuel Piar hydropower plant project in Tocoma is carrying out works as per schedule; as reported by Minister of Electric Energy, Hector Navarro, the works are at 96% and will be completed in 2014. This 2,160 MW plant consists of four phases, the last of which is Tocoma that will culminate the hydroelectric development of the Lower Caroni. Following the recent filling start process of the reservoir which will have an extension of 87.34 km2, dry testing of the turbines has been initiated. A 2100 gigawatts / hour production is…

Environmental concern over Sumapaz hydroelectric project.


The possible creation of eight micro-energy plants in Sumapaz River opens the debate in the same Colombian region where a few years ago the armed conflict between military forces and FARC guerrillas was the major concern of its people. This time a new dilemma that divides its inhabitants has emerged: the plan to build a hydroelectric project along 50 miles of Sumapaz river (Southwest of Bogota)


Tendering process for Rules dam use opens


The Ministry of Environment has launched the tender to award the hydroelectric use of the Rules Reservoir’s dam on the Guadalfeo river, located in the municipality of Vélez de Benaudalla (Granada). The initiative, which is up for public tender, will allow energy exploitation of this reservoir