Milestone-Nomination:Rincon del Bonete Hydroelectric Plant and Transmission System

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Docket Number: 2011-05

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Rincon del Bonete Hydroelectric Plant and Transmission System

In December, 1945, sorely needed Hydroelectricity started flowing from here into the country.
World War II had interrupted the work of the German consortium led by Siemens. But a motivated team of Uruguayan engineers reformulated and completed the project using American-supplied equipment.
The large artificial lake spurred further Rio Negro electrification; availability of abundant, clean hydroelectricity was a turning point in Uruguay's development and quality of life.

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