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6th Annual Small Hydro Latin America 2016

30th November – 1st December 2016 Medellín, Colombia

Arena International would like to thank all those who participated in and attended Small Hydro Latin America 2015. The 2 day conference brought together developers, engineers, investors, suppliers and operators throughout the Latin America region to listen to ground breaking presentations and discuss the industry’s biggest challenging during networking sessions and breaks. Some of the key topics included regulation and licence approval, in depth case studies of projects under development, opportunities for the future, new technologies for optimum operation, managing relationships with communities, investment opportunities and many more...

Small Hydro Latin America has grown year on year and we will be back in Medellin on 30th November – 1st December 2016. The agenda is currently under construction if you are interested in speaking or would like to give some feedback please contact us.

Latest News

Why hydropower has huge potential

With hydropower accounting for 65% of all electricity generated in Latin America, it is a budding industry with huge potential. And there is still huge untapped hydropower potential.

Why Colombia – SHLA 2016

Having held the conference in Panama previously we moved to Bogota, Colombia in 2014 and last year we moved to Medellin which was a huge success. We attracted more operators and developers than ever before and we are delighted to be returning to Medellin in 2016.

Testimonials from previous SHLA events

“You can meet more people and do more business in two days than you can in months of work” Eduardo Vallarino, President and CEO, PANAM Development Corporation. Founder and President Central America and Caribbean Federation of Renewable Energy (FERCCA)

  • Salini to build new dam, Ethiopia

    Wed, 25 May 2016 08:50:00 GMT

    Salini Impregilo has announced that it will build a new 2200MW dam project in Ethiopia for Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), its third major hydropower project in the country in recent years.

  • Veresen sells Glen Park hydro facility for US$61 Million

    Wed, 25 May 2016 08:49:00 GMT

    Veresen Inc has agreed to sell its 33MW Glen Park hydropower facility in New York state for US$61 million to an unnamed buyer.

  • SMEC assesses feasibility of Baime project, Papua New Guinea

    Mon, 23 May 2016 15:38:00 GMT

    Following the successful completion of a pre-feasibility study in 2014, SMEC is to undertake the feasibility study for the next phase of the 12MW Baime hydropower project in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

  • FOCUS 35 monitors French dam for movement

    Mon, 23 May 2016 15:35:00 GMT

    At the Razisse dam on the Dadou River in southwest France, a Spectra Precision FOCUS 35 robotic total station has just completed monitoring the structural movements that occurred during recent major repairs and improvements to the dam.

  • HeliosAltas to deliver small hydro technology to the Philippines

    Thu, 19 May 2016 10:18:00 GMT

    HeliosAltas Corporation has secured an exclusive distribution and development partnership agreement with DA Green Power Consulting (DAGPC) that will see the firm deliver its Helios PowerWheel Technology for use in the Philippines.

  • Aecon to fabricate BRTP tidal power platform

    Thu, 19 May 2016 10:07:00 GMT

    Aecon Group subsidiary Aecon Atlantic Industrial Inc. has won a contract from Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. (BRTP) in a highly competitive bidding process to fabricate its TRITON S40 tidal power platform – the first full-scale fabrication of this techn…

  • Ferrovial-led consortium to build Portuguese dam

    Wed, 18 May 2016 14:42:00 GMT

    A consortium led by Ferrovial Agroman and including local company MSF has been selected by Iberdrola to build the Daivoes dam and hydroelectric plant on the Támega river, in northern Portugal

  • The digital battlefield

    Tue, 17 May 2016 15:33:00 GMT

    Doug Wylie explains why the world’s dams are now primary targets for cyber attack.

  • Bard College, New York, wins $1 million funding for micro hydro project

    Tue, 17 May 2016 15:16:00 GMT

    Bard College in the US State of New York has been awarded government funding of US$1 million for a project to show how novel microhydro power generators can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, be financed in different ways, and integrate in…

  • Voith Hydro wins rehab contract at Ice Harbor project, US

    Mon, 16 May 2016 13:52:00 GMT

    Voith Hydro has been contracted to install two units at the Ice Harbor dam on the Columbia River in the US, after previously winning a contract to design and manufacture replacement turbines at the same site.

  • New hydro planned for the Philippines

    Mon, 16 May 2016 13:50:00 GMT

    First Gen Corporation has unveiled plans to build three new hydropower plants in the Philippines with a total capacity on 102.5MW.

  • World’s largest tidal turbine launched

    Fri, 13 May 2016 11:32:00 GMT

    Scotrenewables Tidal Power has launched its 2MW SR2000 – described as the world’s largest energy generating tidal turbine.

  • IHA publishes 2016 Hydropower Status Report

    Thu, 12 May 2016 09:20:00 GMT

    The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

  • Rye Development gets first FERC licence issued under expedited process

    Thu, 12 May 2016 09:17:00 GMT

    Rye Development has received a hydropower license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Kentucky Lock and Dam 11 Hydroelectric Project – the only project selected for FERC’s pilot program testing a new, two-year hydropower lice…

  • Renewables currently powering Tasmania

    Thu, 12 May 2016 09:16:00 GMT

    Mainland Tasmania is currently being continuously and completely powered by renewable energy for the first time this year, Hydro Tasmania has announced.

  • Dominovas Energy launches new hydropower division

    Wed, 11 May 2016 13:45:00 GMT

    Dominovas Energy Corporation is entering the hydropower generation market with the launch of Currentergy – its new hydroelectric division.

  • Stantec completes acquisition of MWH

    Wed, 11 May 2016 13:41:00 GMT

    Stantec Inc has completed the previously announced acquisition of MWH Global, Inc in a deal that will earn the firm greater presence in key targeted geographies, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America, Europe and the Midd…

  • Funding secured for Koysho Dam, Ethiopia

    Tue, 10 May 2016 14:06:00 GMT

    Ethiopia has secured funding for development of the 2000MW Koysho Dam on the lower banks of the Omo River in the south of the country.

  • Hydro Tasmania takes over Alstom engineering workshop

    Tue, 10 May 2016 14:01:00 GMT

    Hydro Tasmania has confirmed it has taken over operational control of the Cambridge engineering workshop facility formerly operated by Alstom (now GE).

  • Fatalities as landslide hits Chinese hydro plant

    Mon, 09 May 2016 13:50:00 GMT

    At least 31 people have died with several others missing as a landslide buried offices at the construction site of a hydropower plant in the Chinese province of Fujian yesterday.

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