Blog by Arturo Alarcón, Senior Energy Specialist at IDB and Maria Ubierna, Hydropower Specialist at IHA
Sector consultation on hydropower modernisation in Latin America and the Caribbean has shown that, despite clear drivers for modernisation, more investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage projects.
IHA member Hydro Tasmania is working to protect the short-finned eel by installing an eel bypass in its Trevallyn Dam, on the South Esk River in Tasmania.
28 July 2020
IHA delivers first online training course for World Bank Group staff
The World Bank is a major force in the development of renewable hydropower plants around the globe, providing expert advice, technical assistance and financing to governments in developing countries.
Together with its sister organisation, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the bank has supported a technology which is delivering green and affordable electricity for millions of people, helping to lift living standards and reduce global carbon emissions.
15 July 2020
European governments should scale-up their pumped storage capacity, according to the EU Parliament.
MEPs voted resoundingly in favour of a report on energy strategy last week which describes the hydropower technology as playing “a crucial role in energy storage”.
8 July 2020
30 June 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest global crisis in generations, aside from the climate crisis. While some of the lockdown measures are being eased, governments are devising stimulus and recovery packages to shape societies and economies for years to come.
L’Afrique connaît une période de croissance démographique soutenue, avec une population estimée à 2 milliards d’ici 2050. Malgré un potentiel énorme en énergies renouvelables, le continent présente des déficits énergétiques importants. D’ici 2030, 655 millions d’africains seront sans électricité.
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The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 year
The program provides an opportunity for women to connect, generate new friendships and networks, and share experiences in a supportive environment.
It is supported by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), WaterPower Canada, the U.S. National Hydropower Association (NHA), Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA), Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG), and HydroVision International.
24 June 2020
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has outlined a Covid-19 recovery plan involving a major scaling up of global investment in sustainable hydropower projects to more than US$70 billion annually.