Ecuador issues call to update hydro EIS

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Ecuador power authorities issued a call to update the EIS for a hydroelectric project in the central highlands.

State generator Hidronación is behind the 30MW Angamarca Sinde plant and associated 69kV, 35km transmission line.

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Although the definitive EIS was carried out in 2006-07, opposition prevented the study's social participation process from being completed in 2007, according to the bidding rules.

Offers for the 150-day contract are due November 12 with awarding scheduled for November 25. The work is required to secure the environmental license.

Angamarca Sinde is featured in the strategic sectors ministry's catalog and would cost an estimated US$52mn.

The plant is planned for Pangua in Cotopaxi province and would use water from the Angamarca and Sinde rivers. It would connect to the national grid at the Quevedo substation.

At end-June, hydro accounted 53.9% of effective capacity that totaled 5,120MW.

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