Strong rains boost hydropower generation in Uruguay

Last month’s heavy rains in Uruguay’s bordering region with Brazil helped the country’s increase its electricity production, according to a report in La Republica.
 
According to the newspaper, the rain benefited the Negro river "where it rained heavily [allowing] two of the three [hydro] plants in the region to generate power".
 
It is estimated that the Salto Grande hydroelectric dam generated 30 per cent of the power and the Punta del Tigre combined-cycle gas fired plant 16 per cent, while electricity imported from Argentina accounted for 7 per cent.
 
The fossil fuel plants La Tablada and Central Batlle both produced 16 per cent, with 5 per cent from a 80 MW engine-based plant from Finland’s Wartsila.
 
The remainder of the power coming from other renewable sources, La Republica said.
 
For more Hydropower news.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...