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Roundup: Solar call, mini hydro, biogas CDM, Abengoa

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The US Virgin Islands' Water and Power Authority issued a RFP from IPPs for solar photovoltaic generation. The utility will hold a first pre-bid conference June 7 and a site visit June 15, with proposals due by September 20. According to preliminary information, the capacity would be 10MW. For the procurement announcement, go to this link *** Chilean company Hidrotrilaleo filed an EIA with the environmental evaluation service (SEA) for mini hydro Trilaleo 3 in southern region VIII that would boast a peak generation capacity of 2.4MW. *** Certification firm SGS submitted a CDM registration request with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change for Brazilian company Consórcio Horizonte Asja's project to generate power with biogas from the CTRS/BR.040 landfill in Minas Gerais state. The system would offset an estimated 134,160t/y of CO2 emissions. *** And Latin America accounted for 30% of Spanish company Abengoa's first quarter revenue of 1.66bn euros (US$2.36bn), according to a presentation by CEO Manuel Sánchez. Latin America represented 38% of the group's 8.66bn-euro engineering and construction backlog at end-March. In the region, Abengoa is participating in transmission projects in Brazil and Peru, and cogeneration projects in Brazil and Mexico. The company also operates in Brazil's biofuels market which did not contribute to earnings in the quarter as the sugarcane harvesting period resumes in April.

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