In December 2013, after only nine months of construction, the Gonghe PV solar park was commissioned and connected to the power grid via the nearby Longyangxia hydropower plant on the Yellow River. This marks the first commercial operation of a large-scale solar PV–hydro hybrid system.
Mike Muller is the commissioner of South Africa's National Planning Commission. Speaking in May 2015 at the World Hydropower Congress, he discusses the case for hydropower's inclusion in climate funding.
You can download slides from the 2015 World Hydropower Congress here.
Let me begin with a story. In the 1930s, the US Bureau of Reclamation had a very ambitious plan to divert water resources from the western slope of the Colorado Rockies to the dryer eastern slope. This was to be achieved by a series of dams and reservoirs, including hydropower stations.
Hydropower generation has always dominated the Brazilian energy matrix. It stands out from other sources due to its low cost and intrinsic characteristics. But what does the future hold in a country that has developed nearly half of its hydropower potential?
We are pleased to announce the results of the election of the IHA Board to serve for the period to October 2017.
Members of the association voted over the recent weeks, with the deadline for ballot forms closing on Friday 24 July.
The elected candidates are as follows:
María Isabel Gómez Ochoa is sustainable development manager at Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) in Colombia. In this interview, she discusses the company's approach to climate change, and how hydropower can contribute to managing water resources.
Hydropower is not a new industry. We’ve been building hydroelectric dams for over 100 years. So what have we learnt? Are we getting any better at the design and construction of dams, and is dam safety improving?
Building on a global network of scientists from renowned research institutes and leading corporations, Eurosolar and WCRE will bring together scientific, economic, legal and political experts to present their newest insights into the usage of storage for renewable energy.
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