Across the world, the owners and operators of hydropower projects built decades ago are weighing up the benefits of updating their systems and controls with new digital technology.
In the hydropower sector, we’re all trying to do more with less. And as hydropower assets age, there’s always more to be done.
Despite the hydropower sector's familiarity with digitalisation, the new wave of innovation promises to bring profound changes to the way we build, design, operate and maintain our electrical systems.
The Australian government has made hydropower a priority agenda item, to help deliver a more reliable and affordable energy system for all Australians.
Investment in new pumped hydropower storage capacity could greatly enhance the flexibility and resilience of the electricity network.
Hydropower based development in Ethiopia provides a gateway to economic transformation through industrialisation, urbanisation and through the provision of access to modern energy to rural areas.
With Sarawak being unique and blessed with an abundance of natural resources, it is only logical to explore and harness renewables from these resources.
The move towards digitisation is changing the way in which hydropower plants are operated and maintained.
One of the case studies featured in our 'Better hydro' collection of case studies, Nam Lik 1-2 is an example of excellence in asset reliability and maintenance.
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress took place on 9–11 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress closed on Thursday 11 May with strong commitments from multiple stakeholders towards delivering better hydro.
Uwe Wehnhardt is president and the chief executive officer of Voith Hydro, having taking up the role in January 2016.
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