South America power roundup

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Peru's energy and mines ministry authorized the transfer of the temporary concession for hydroelectric projects Lares and Yanatile I, II and III to TRE BD from Ergon Perú, which secured the concession in 2015.

The projects are planned for Cusco region and would boast a combined 90.9MW.

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The ministry also approved a standard for technical specifications and the evaluation procedure for small-scale photovoltaic systems.

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Bolivian state power generator Corani awarded Italian company Geodata Engineering the contract to draft the final design for the secondary, right-bank tunnel of the 120MW San José hydroelectric project.

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Venezuela's state power company Corpoelec put into operation the US$14.3mn substation Turén II (pictured) in Portuguesa state that will benefit 126,000 residents in the municipalities of Turén and Esteller.

The substation is part of the country's 115/13.8-34.5kV transmission and distribution expansion push.