1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity – one-third in India. This is the challenge that we are trying to overcome.
With the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including a dedicated goal to provide universal access to modern energy services, hydropower has an important role to play in the post-2015 development agenda. Here, Tracy Lane, hydropower development director at IHA, explores the implications of the SDGs for the hydropower sector and international community.
Hydropower stations can pose significant safety risks to those who work in them, but there is no excuse for injury or death in our workplaces. Developers, owners and operators of hydropower plants all need to make a strong commitment to workplace health and safety.
Water resources management is increasingly dependent on international cooperation at the regional level. In this short interview, Matthew McCartney, theme leader for Ecosystem Services at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), discusses water resources management and private sector involvement.
Hidroelectrica, the Romanian state-owned hydropower company, held an inauguration ceremony on 10 September following the completion of the country’s longest headrace tunnel built since 1984, representing an investment of more than EUR 150 million.
Ken Adams has been re-selected president of the International Hydropower Association during the first meeting of the association’s new board in London.
Richard Taylor, chief executive of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), will deliver a keynote presentation during the sixth International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which will take place on 4–7 October in Cape Town, South Africa.
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.
|Date:||Mon, 10/05/2015 - 13:00 to 14:30|
|Location:||Cape Town, South Africa|
Jindal Power’s Etalin Hydro
The 2015 Hydropower Status Report is now available for download, providing comprehensive insights into new global developments in the sector, statistics on new installed capacity, detailed regional analysis, and more.