A new IHA briefing, 2015 Key Trends in Hydropower, shows that hydropower is continuing its strong growth trend with 36 GW of new capacity added in 2014.
Luiz Gabriel Azevedo, Jean-Étienne Klimpt and Dr Helen Locher have been announced at the winners of the 2015 Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower.
Hydropower is undergoing a worldwide renaissance; but what are the factors driving it? In this interview, Richard Taylor, chief executive of the International Hydropower Association, discusses the rate of deployment, the challenges and obstacles, and the wider benefits of hydropower.
How is hydropower financing changing, and how is risk managed in the sector? In this interview, Morgan Landy, director of transaction risk solutions at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), sheds some light. He will also speak at a session on project and financial structuring at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress.
Lei Zhang is an energy specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with a portfolio that covers projects in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Bhutan. At the 2015 World Hydropower Congress he is speaking in a session on hydropower investment; in this interview he discusses the changing spectrum of investors, focusing on the case of Nepal.
The 2015 World Hydropower Congress is being hosted in Beijing, China on 19–21 May 2015. To attend, you will need to obtain a visa to travel to China – this five-step guide explains how.