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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. We are delighted to confirm that the 2016 is now live and contains more case studies than ever before. This years’ event will bring together developers, engineers, investors, regulators and suppliers from across Latin America to discuss the biggest challenges of climate change, regulations, unanticipated incidents, local communities and much much more! The exhibitor hall will showcase 40+ of the latest technologies and service providers and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network and find solutions to the biggest challenges for developing, financing and operating small hydro plants.

This years’ event is not to be missed – we look forward to seeing you in Medellin, Colombia on 30th November-1st December.

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.

Small Hydro Latin America agenda revealed

The agenda for 2016 has been finalized for Small Hydro Latin America and this year contains more case studies, in depth discussions and exciting technology than in previous years. We are pleased to welcome back Mauricio Gomez Machado from CREG who will be giving an insight into the current state of regulations. We’ll also be holding a panel discussion focusing on the future of small hydro in Latin America considering regulations and the increasing competition from alternative renewable ...

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)

Who should attend?

Small Hydro Latin America attracts an international audience – there is a big attendance from power plant operators and developers throughout South and Central America. The audience also consists of investors of projects, regulators, government ministries, associations and service and technology providers.

  • RWE Innogy inaugurates small hydro scheme in Scotland

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:46:00 GMT

    RWE Innogy’s 3MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme has been officially inaugurated in Scotland by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy together with Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of RWE International SE .

  • IHA expands knowledge networks initiative

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:12:00 GMT

    The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the sector.

  • Funding for Norwegian tunnel safety project

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:09:00 GMT

    Innovation Norway's Arena programme has approved funding for the Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster (NTSC), a project designed to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for better tunnel safety, both in Norway and internationally.

  • European Commission approves hydro support scheme in Czech Republic

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:49:00 GMT

    The European Commission has approved plans put forward by the Czech Republic in September 2015 to provide financial support to operators of hydropower installations with a capacity of up to 10MW.

  • BC Hydro addresses fracking and dam safety concerns

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:47:00 GMT

    BC Hydro’s Deputy CEO Chris O'Riley has released a statement responding to recent concerns about fracking and dam safety, confirming that, to the utility’s knowledge, there has never been any fracking activity within 5km of it dams, including the Sit…

Countdown to Small Hydro Latin America 2016