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February 2014

Some 20 senior representatives of our corporate members met in Brazil last week. The topics discussed included the development of hydropower in the Amazon region, the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Protocol in the early stages of project development, and the need to work closely with the agencies involved in the preparation of new projects.

Our team introduced the activities of the current working groups and ways in which members can get more involved in our activities. Following the briefing in Rio de Janeiro, we held several meetings with heads of member organisations; these included: CEMIG, COPEL, Eletrobras, Eletronorte, Eletrosul, Furnas, Light, Norte Energia and Tractebel Energia.

Additional meetings included the national Energy Research Office (EPE) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

For more information about upcoming members meeting contact us:  Kate Steel (IHA operations director) or Ricardo Krauskopf Neto (IHA South America office/Itaipu Binacional).