Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player


Exploring Small Hydro Market Evolution and Discovering the Opportunities for Investing and Developing Projects across Latin America

December 5th & 6th 2017, Medellin, Colombia

Arena International is very proud to invite you to the 7th edition of Small Hydro Latin America event in the “city of eternal spring”, Medellin, on the 5th and 6th of December.

We will be bringing together developers, investors, generators, distributors and vendors of services and equipment across the whole LATAM to cover all the different aspects of Small Hydro, to find new opportunities in the region while offering you the best networking environment.

Through successful case studies, panel discussion and presentations, our attendees will learn how to overcome common challenges like how to manage social issues, how to adapt your small hydro plant to changing climate conditions, and will have key takeaways of the market in LATAM.


Event News

The Importance of Hydroelectric Projects in Latin America

Hydroelectric power (hydroelectricity) refers to the electricity produced from the energy of moving water. Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (% of total) in Latin America varies from about 30% (Argentina, Chile) to about 60-70% (Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia), compared with only 15-16% world’s average.

Is small hydro 100% green?

Not surprisingly, up to 20 MW hydro project will have different and much smaller effects than a large one. However, small hydro plants also have an impact to the environment and society.

Government and renewable energy in Latin America

Hydropower generates about 70% of world’s total renewable energy and over 80% of renewable energy in Latin America.

Highlighting the rising competition of alternative renewable energies: opportunity of threat?

In a concern of a better energy mix, some countries are reducing the share of hydropower in the non-conventional production of energy.

Sustainability for the environment, and for the community

Hydropower is a renewable energy which has much less impact on the environment that conventional energies, but it still have an impact, and one of the goals of our conference is to discover how to reduce this impact.

Drawing the Small Hydro Landscape in Latin America: Where are the Opportunities and How is the Market Evolving?

This year, the Small Hydro Latin America event will feature a particularly interesting panel of discussion. Gathering senior professionals from Chile, Mexico, Panama and Colombia our guests will cover a broad range of topics to draw the landscape of small hydro in Latin America.




Technology Spotlight Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors