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IPPToday #230: Hydro Tasmania identifies 4,800 MW pumped hydro potential

IPPToday #230: Hydro Tasmania identifies 4,800 MW pumped hydro potential

🕔Jun 12, 2018

Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has announced that it has identified eight locations for up to fourteen pumped hydro storage projects in the island-state, located 240km south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait. The so-called Battery of the Nation initiative considered around 2,000 sites to identify these fourteen potential projects, which altogether represent about 4,800 MW of pumped storage capacity.

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Innergex acquires 250 MW hydropower projects in Canada and Chile

Innergex acquires 250 MW hydropower projects in Canada and Chile

🕔May 21, 2018

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that it has acquired Ledcor Power Group Ltd.’s 33.3% interest in Creek Power Inc., a company that indirectly owns the 7.5 MW Fitzsimmons Creek, 25.3 MW Boulder Creek and 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River hydropower projects located in British Columbia, Canada, as well as a portfolio of prospective projects.

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Korea South East Power Company to build 200 MW hydropower project in Pakistan

Korea South East Power Company to build 200 MW hydropower project in Pakistan

🕔May 18, 2018

Korea South East Power Company (KOEN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province in the north-west of Pakistan, to develop a 197 MW hydropower project in the province.

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IPPToday #211: Indian state advances 5,100 MW hydropower projects

IPPToday #211: Indian state advances 5,100 MW hydropower projects

🕔May 15, 2018

The government of Himachal Pradesh, a state in the north of India, has approved amendments to its hydropower policy with the aim of reviving 737 stalled projects which have a cumulative capacity of 5,100 MW.

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IPPToday #208: AES and Strabag agree new contract for US$3 billion hydropower project in Chile

IPPToday #208: AES and Strabag agree new contract for US$3 billion hydropower project in Chile

🕔May 9, 2018

AES Gener has announced that it has completed a restructuring of the Alto Maipo hydropower project in Chile. The project involves the development of two run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plants on the upper Maipo River, approximately 50km south-east of Santiago: Las Lajas and Alfalfal II, which have generation capacities of 267 MW and 264 MW, respectively.

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KGAL achieves US$150 million second close of Enhanced Sustainable Power Fund 4

KGAL achieves US$150 million second close of Enhanced Sustainable Power Fund 4

🕔May 2, 2018

KGAL has announced the second closing of its Enhanced Sustainable Power Fund (ESPF) 4. Five European investors have committed EUR127 million (US$154.01 million) to the renewable energy fund, bringing the total equity raised to EUR382 million (US$463.24 million).

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IPPToday #197: MoU signed for US$17.8 billion hydropower project in Indonesia

IPPToday #197: MoU signed for US$17.8 billion hydropower project in Indonesia

🕔Apr 23, 2018

Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) and PT Indonesia Kayan Hydropower Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a hydropower project with a total investment of US$17.8 billion on the Kayan River in North Kalimantan, a province of Indonesia located on the island of Borneo.

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IPPToday #188: US$1 billion hydropower project in Laos reaches financial close

IPPToday #188: US$1 billion hydropower project in Laos reaches financial close

🕔Apr 9, 2018

The US$1 billion Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric power project has reached financial close. The project is being developed by Phonesack Group. Co. Ltd. and Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) and involves the construction of a 670 MW hydroelectric plant on the Nam Kading River, about 33 km upstream from its confluence with the Mekong River in the Borikhamxai province of Laos.

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RFEOI issued for hydropower projects in Lebanon

RFEOI issued for hydropower projects in Lebanon

🕔Mar 19, 2018

The Ministry of Energy and Water of the Republic of Lebanon has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to participate in proposal submissions to build and operate hydroelectric plants in the country.

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IFC and MIGA approve refinancing package for 250 MW hydropower project in Uganda

IFC and MIGA approve refinancing package for 250 MW hydropower project in Uganda

🕔Mar 12, 2018

The Board of Directors of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) have approved a refinancing package for the 250 MW Bujagali hydropower project, located on  the Victoria Nile in Uganda. One of the largest power-generation plants in Uganda, the project has been operational since 2012.

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RFP issued for 100 MW renewable projects in Portland

RFP issued for 100 MW renewable projects in Portland

🕔Mar 6, 2018

Portland General Electric Company has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking 100 MW of renewable power generating resources. PGE supplies electricity within 4,000 square mile service territory in north-west Oregon, USA.

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IPPToday #167: US$4.8 billion sale of Snowy Hydro stakes paves way for 2000 MW Snowy 2.0

IPPToday #167: US$4.8 billion sale of Snowy Hydro stakes paves way for 2000 MW Snowy 2.0

🕔Mar 5, 2018

The federal government of Australia has announced that it will acquire the stakes of the governments of New South Wales and Victoria in Snowy Hydro Limited, the owner and operator of more than 5500 MW of multi-fuel generation capacity across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, including the 4100 MW Snowy Mountains Scheme - a hydropower project that produces around 32% of all renewable energy available to the eastern mainland grid of Australia.

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Nepali Prime Minister announces intention to revive 1,200 MW hydro project

Nepali Prime Minister announces intention to revive 1,200 MW hydro project

🕔Mar 1, 2018

The Prime Minster of Nepal intends to restart a Chinese-led US$2.5 billion 1,200 MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project which was previously cancelled and will also remove the currently listed developer, Nepal Electricity Authority.

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South Australia awards over US$6 million grants to hydropower projects

South Australia awards over US$6 million grants to hydropower projects

🕔Feb 21, 2018

The Government of South Australia has awarded AUD8.7 million (US$6.87 million) in grants to four companies planning to develop pumped storage hydro projects in the state, through its Renewable Technology Fund.

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KfW IPEX-Bank to finance 2.4 GW hydroelectric project in Colombia

KfW IPEX-Bank to finance 2.4 GW hydroelectric project in Colombia

🕔Feb 19, 2018

KfW IPEX-Bank has announced that it is participating in financing the 2.4 GW Ituango hydropower plant in the department of Antioquia in Colombia. KfW IPEX-Bank is loaning the project owner Empresas Públicas de Medellin E.S.P US$100 million, structured as a project-related corporate loan.

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IPPToday #149: EBRD to finance 280 MW hydropower project in Georgia

IPPToday #149: EBRD to finance 280 MW hydropower project in Georgia

🕔Feb 6, 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved financing for the Nenskra Hydropower Plant project. A senior secured loan of up to US$214 million will finance the development and construction of a 280 MW hydropower plant, the largest HPP constructed in the recent history of independent Georgia.

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IPPToday #143: President of Brazil submits bill for US$3.8 billion privatisation of Eletrobras to Congress

IPPToday #143: President of Brazil submits bill for US$3.8 billion privatisation of Eletrobras to Congress

🕔Jan 29, 2018

The President of Brazil, Michel Terner, has advanced the privatisation of state-owned power company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, commonly known as Eletrobras, by submitting a bill defining the terms of the sale to Congress. The bill states that the company will be privatised through a capital increase, with an option for a secondary offering of government shares (currently 52%).

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Building Energy enters in Latin America with first investment in Chile

Building Energy enters in Latin America with first investment in Chile

🕔Jan 18, 2018

Building Energy SpA, multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, has announced the constitution of Building Energy Andes SpA, a joint venture with Scotta Group aimed to the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets in Chile.

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IPPToday #134: EBRD to finance rehabiliation of 1320 MW Enguri hydropower plant in Georgia for the fourth time

IPPToday #134: EBRD to finance rehabiliation of 1320 MW Enguri hydropower plant in Georgia for the fourth time

🕔Jan 16, 2018

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is to finance the modernisation and rehabilitation of the Enguri hydropower plant. With an installed capacity of 1320 MW, it supplies 40% of Georgia’s electricity.

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45 MW Kumbih 3 hydro project achieves financial close

45 MW Kumbih 3 hydro project achieves financial close

🕔Jan 8, 2018

Indonesian state-owned utility company​ PT PLN Persero (PLN) has secured financing for the construction of the 45 MW Kumbih 3 hydropower projectKreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) bank is to provide a US$99.9 million loan.

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