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IHA President

Roger Gill has over 40 years of experience in the renewable energy sector with a particular focus on hydropower. He has a civil engineering background and has undertaken business studies at Harvard Business School. He has been a long standing Board member and Vice President of IHA. 

He is a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Hydro, a renewable energy development company owned by State Power Investment Corporation of China (SPIC), and with his other Directorships has a decade of corporate governance experience. He is also principal consultant in his Hydro Focus international consulting business, specialising in providing advice on sustainable development and the operation of renewable energy businesses. 

Roger has a global interest in fostering the development of renewable energy having worked in South America, Australia, Central and South East Asia and Africa.

 

Moises Machava 2017

Executive director, Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa

Moisés Machava is an executive director of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), based in Mozambique. He is in charge of the technical field, covering hydropower generation and other support services areas. Mr Machava has worked at HCB since 1995, and was previously the engineering and maintenance department manager.

A qualified electrical engineer, Mr Machava has 22 years of experience working in the hydropower sector as an executive member of the HCB Board. He spent his early career lecturing on power generation at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, before joining HCB in 1995. Since then, he has been involved in the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of hydropower generation and transmission facilities at the 2,075 MW Cahora Bassa project, progressing to increasing levels of responsibility before being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014.

Mr Machava joins the IHA Board with the aim of promoting the development of hydropower potential in a multifaceted approach, covering social, sustainability and economic aspects. He is also committed to the development of capacity, skills and new technologies. He brings with him a full understanding of the hydropower sector in Africa, and the constraints faced by countries such as Mozambique, including the challenges around securing funding for multidimensional projects. 

IHA Vice President & Chief Strategy, Communications and CSR Officer, Engie Brasil

Gil Maranhão Neto has been working in the Brazilian electricity sector since 1994, and for ENGIE since 1996, where he is currently responsible for strategy, communications and corporate social responsibility in Brazil. ENGIE controls over 10,000 MW of installed capacity in 29 power plants (mainly big HPPs) in Brazil, what makes the company the largest private electricity producer of the country, with around 7 per cent of the installed capacity. ENGIE has built a reputation of allying professionalism, profitability and social responsibility in implementing and operating big hydro power plants in the country.

Gil has actively participated in the development and implementation of numerous hydropower plants, including Serra da Mesa (1,275 MW), Itá (1,450 MW), Machadinho (1,140 MW), Cana Brava (450 MW), São Salvador (243 MW), Estreito (1,087 MW) and Jirau (3,750 MW). He was elected as an IHA board member in October 2009, and subsequently elected vice president in 2013. He chairs the IHA membership committee.

Mike McWilliams

Head of hydropower, Mott MacDonald

Mike McWilliams is a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in hydropower. Graduating from Edinburgh University in 1978 with first class honours in civil engineering, he started work in London on hydropower and mining projects.  He has worked in Botswana, Zambia and Malaysia, spending a total of 12 years resident in Africa and Asia early in his career.  He returned to the UK in 1992 with the same firm, leading hydropower teams working on international projects.

Mike took up his current position as head of hydropower for Mott MacDonald in 2011. Mott MacDonald is a USD 2 billion consultancy working across all aspects of infrastructure, including power and renewable energy. His team works on hydro projects in 30 countries, providing technical, environmental, social and commercial services on projects at all stages of development.

Mike’s particular interests are in risk management, power system planning and the commercial aspects of hydropower.  He is currently developing innovative concession models to finance projects that fail under current BOOT arrangements.

2013 Hydropower Report

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IHA 2013 Hydropower Report

The Hydropower Report of IHA is an annual publication that takes an expanded look at hydropower-related developments around the world, as well as giving a review of our activities for the year.

Building on previous activity reports, the 2013 Hydropower Report has an expanded section on the hydropower sector globally and regionally, and reviews our activities over the last year.

The report includes:

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