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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)

  • Setback for Welsh pumped storage scheme

    Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:08:00 GMT

    Plans for a 99.9MW pumped storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near Llanberis, Wales, has hit a setback with news that developer Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has withdrawn a water discharge application following concerns from Natural Resources Wales (NRW)…

  • Fish passage system tests a success

    Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:52:00 GMT

    A fish passage system has safely transported live fish over a distance of 1100ft with a 100ft rise at a US dam in a project that could pave the way for further systems at previously impassable structures.

  • Wärtsilä acquires Weir American Hydro

    Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:37:00 GMT

    Wärtsilä has announced it has acquired North American firm Weir American Hydro from the Weir Group plc in a move that will allow the company to grow and expand its existing global Hydro and Industrial service offering.

  • Hydro Ottawa to acquire remaining Chaudière Falls hydro assets from Hydro-Québec

    Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:25:00 GMT

    Hydro Ottawa has agreed to acquire the remaining 33% interest in the Ottawa River Ring Dam and a 27MW hydroelectric generating station, Centrale Hull 2, on the Gatineau side of Chaudière Falls from Hydro-Québec.

  • Milestone for MeyGen

    Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:23:00 GMT

    Tidal power developer Atlantis has reached a major technical milestone for its flagship MeyGen project in northern Scotland, with the scheme now connected to the 33kV Ness of Quoys distribution network.

Countdown to Small Hydro Latin America 2016