At the end of 2015 we can look back on a significant year for hydropower, from the gathering of the sector at the World Hydropower Congress in Beijing, to the crucial Paris Agreement at COP21. Here are just some of the highlights of our travels.
International renewable energy organisations have come together at COP21 in Paris to demonstrate that reliable 100% renewable energy is not only possible, but that systems already exist today with significant potential for expansion.
On 29 November 1965, Québec revolutionised the world of electricity. Before the dignitaries present for the event, the world’s first 735-kV high-voltage line was commissioned. This innovation, which was closely followed by the international scientific community, would soon transform Québec’s energy development.
Achieving the goal of a world supplied by 100% renewable energy will require a clear understanding of how different renewable energy technologies can work together to provide reliable energy systems.
This side event brings together five renewable energy technology organisations, representing solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and bioenergy, to provide case studies and best practices of cities, regions, and countries where various high-penetration combinations of renewable energy technologies are working together.
|Date:||Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:30 to 13:00|
|Location:||Blue Zone, Side Event Room 3, COP21 UNFCCC, Paris|
On Wednesday 2 December we hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the IHA/UNESCO project on the GHG status of freshwater reservoirs, an introduction to the G-res tool, as well as the opportunity for partcipants to pose questions to the tool's developers.
Mitigation of climate change is one of the most important areas for sustainable development, and measuring the relative contribution of harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is now an expectation in all sectors.
On Thursday 26 November we hosted a webinar entitled Climate resilience: what does it mean for the hydropower sector? In this video, you can watch the full recording.
The webinar brought together experts from IHA and the World Bank Group to present the results of a survey and the outcomes of a recent workshop on the topic.
Future changes in temperature and precipitation are likely to have impacts, not only on individual hydropower projects but across entire water and energy systems. Developers, investors, governments and other stakeholders involved in hydropower need to make decisions to ensure that both infrastructure and systems are resilient to a range of possible future conditions.
|Date:||Thu, 11/26/2015 - 14:00 to 15:00|
Representatives of IHA corporate members EDF and K-Water have been re-elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors, at the council’s 7th General Assembly on 12–14 November.
The fifth International Training Workshop on Planning, Construction and Operation Management of Small and Medium Hydropower Stations was recently held in Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan province. The three-week workshop concluded on 31 October 2015.