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Hydropower: what are the obstacles to development?

Blog | Video: "This requires a real vision for the power system at a regional scale" – Jean-François Astolfi
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Video: "This requires a real vision for the power system at a regional scale" – Jean-François Astolfi

Jean-François Astolfi, EDF vice-president, discusses hydropower and the difficulties faced by developing countries, ahead of the World Hydropower Congress in Beijing (19–21 May 2015).

He discusses three main obstacles: bringing about consensus between development plans and affected populations; finding the right financing; and taking a regional perecpective rather than a country perspective.