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Discovering investment opportunities and optimum operational strategies to comply with regulations and meet energy demands across Latin America

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)

  • US DOE releases new hydro report, confirms $9.8 million in funding

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:31:00 GMT

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report looking at the future of hydropower that suggests conventional and storage hydro could reach 150GW by 2050 from the current 101GW. It has also announced the availability of $9.8 million in f…

  • World Bank suspends funding for Inga 3

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:08:00 GMT

    The World Bank Group has announced it has suspended disbursements of funding to the Inga-3 project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due, it says, to the Government of DRC’s decision to take the project in a different strategic direction to …

  • FERC, USACE sign hydropower MOU

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:34:00 GMT

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the development of hydropower at the USACE’s federal facilities by synchronizing each agency’s pe…

  • Welsh hydro scheme officially opens

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:30:00 GMT

    A 400kW hydroelectric project on the River Taff in Cardiff, Wales, will officially open today.

  • Gilkes wins supply deal for three SSE Sites

    Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:31:00 GMT

    Gilkes has been contracted by SSE to supply turbine, generator and control system packages to operate on the compensation flows of three existing power stations.

Countdown to Small Hydro Latin America 2016