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Hydropower and long-distance transmission

Connecting the hydropower resource, especially large hydropower projects, to major load centres can be challenging, particularly where the load centre is located a significant distance away from the generation source.

Long-distance transmission infrastructure can facilitate the delivery of generation to load while providing access to markets for the export of surplus electricity.

Linking a country’s hydropower capacity or available potential to domestic and international consumers and markets seeking such an energy source presents a number of challenges and opportunities, to be explored in this session.

For developing countries, linking resources to major energy users can help attract much-needed investment for the development or expansion of hydropower. When properly planned, that investment can also benefit the local population by providing vital access to energy, driving local economic development, and creating jobs.



Focus session

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Mosad Elmissiry
Senior Energy Advisor to CEO, NEPAD
JIANG Longhua
Vice President, China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. Ltd.
Head of Systems Integration of Renewables Unit, IEA
Xiang Zheijiang
Vice President, Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Inc.
Vice President, Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute
ZHANG Qiping
Chief Engineer, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
Ralf Bucher
Project Manager, Lahmeyer International