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September 24, 2021
Декларация Сан-Хосе об устойчивой гидроэнергетике
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Декларация Сан-Хосе об устойчивой гидроэнергетике определяет новый набор принципов, рекомендаций для руководства новым развитием и увеличения вклада сектора в энергетический переход.


Он был запущен по завершении Всемирного конгресса по гидроэнергетике 2021 года после процесса общественных консультаций, в котором участвовали сотни организаций и отдельных лиц, включая представителей правительств, НПО, гидроэнергетики, международных финансовых институтов и академических кругов.

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September 24, 2021
Declaración de San José sobre energía hidroeléctrica sostenible
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La Declaración de San José sobre energía hidroeléctrica sostenible identifica un nuevo conjunto de recomendaciones de principios para guiar el nuevo desarrollo y mejorar la contribución del sector a la transición energética.

Se lanzó al final del Congreso Mundial de Energía Hidroeléctrica de 2021 luego de un proceso de consulta pública que involucró a cientos de organizaciones e individuos, incluidos representantes de gobiernos, ONG, la industria hidroeléctrica, instituciones financieras internacionales y el mundo académico.


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September 21, 2021
IHA Good Practice Guide: Hydropower and Protected Areas
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In collaboration with conservation groups and the hydropower industry, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published guidance for hydropower planners to design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.

The good practice guide was developed following consultations with a multi-stakeholder Working Group on Protected Areas, which included the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, hydropower developers and operators such as EDF, Renewable Energy Holdings, ICE, as well as IHA.

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September 16, 2021
International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower - Executive Summary - September 2021
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Read the Executive Summary for the findings of the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower's three Working Groups, on Cost, Capabilities and Innovation, Sustainability, and Policy and Market Frameworks.


Read more about the findings presented at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress.

Read more about the Forum's latest outcomes.

September 16, 2021
Innovative Pumped Storage Hydropower Configurations and Uses
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Read the findings from the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower's Working Group on Costs, Capabilities and Innovations pertaining to 'Innovative Pumped Storage Hydropower Configurations and Uses'.

The report was launched at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress, find out more.

Read more about the Forum's latest outcomes.

September 16, 2021
Pump it up: Recommendations for urgent investment in pumped storage hydropower to back the clean energy transition
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The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower's Policy and Market Frameworks Working Group has released a new paper, 'Pump it up: Recommendations for urgent investment in pumped storage hydropower to back the clean energy transition.'



The paper discusses and lends recommendations pertaining to how pumped storage hydropower can galvanise investment in order to fulfill its necesary role in the clean energy transition.

Additionally, the Forum has created several are specific papers to be published alongside this paper:


EUROPE

USA

SOUTH EAST ASIA

SWITZERLAND

BRAZIL

AUSTRALIA

PORTUGAL

INDIA

ITALY

UK

AUSTRIA

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

AFRICA

CHINA

GREECE

September 16, 2021
Pumped Storage Hydropower Capabilities and Costs
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The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower's Working Group on Capabilities, Costs and Innovation has released a new paper, 'Pumped Storage Hydropower Capabilities and Costs'


The paper provides more information and recommendations on the financial side of Pumped Storage Hydropower and its capabilities, to ensure it can play its necessary role in the clean energy transition.

This paper was launched at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress, find out more.

Read more about the Forum's latest outcomes.

September 16, 2021
Working Paper on Sustainability of Pumped Storage Hydropower
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The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower's Sustainability Working Group has released a working paper exploring the sustainability of pumped storage hydropower.



As pumped storage hydropower continues to grow and fulfil its necessary role in the clean energy transition, it is essential that sustainability is at the core of development.

This paper was launched at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress, find out more.

Read more about the Forum's latest outcomes.

September 10, 2021
Hydropower 2050: Identifying the next 850+ GW towards Net Zero
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Clean energy systems, Asset management,

More than 500 GW of hydropower installations are in the pipeline worldwide, but this is far short of what is required to limit dangerous global warming.

This leaves a 300 GW gap in what is required from hydropower by 2050 to limit global warming to 2°C, and a gap of over 600 GW in what is required to limit warming to 1.5°C and achieve net zero emissions.

This is the conclusion of a major new report, ‘Hydropower 2050: Identifying the next 850+ GW towards 2050’, by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA), published at the World Hydropower Congress.

Find the Congress programme here.

The report assesses pathways to net zero modelled by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), against current and future planned hydropower capacity.

Read the press release: Report identifies 300 GW gap in hydropower needed to limit global warming‍

September 6, 2021
San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower: Congress Draft (English)
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The San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower identifies a new set of principles, commitments and recommendations to guide new development and enhance the sector’s contribution to the energy transition.  

This draft of the declaration is open for public feedback from the opening of the 2021 World Hydropower Congress on 7 September until 22 September. Its final version will be a landmark outcome at the end of the event on 24 September.

Read more about the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower.

Download the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower in your preferred language:

Chinese

Spanish

French

Portuguese

Russian

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July 16, 2021
San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower: Consultation Draft (English version)
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The San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower identifies a new set of principles, commitments and recommendations to guide new development and enhance the sector’s contribution to the energy transition.  

This consultation draft of the declaration has now been superseded by the final version, which was launched at the conclusion of the World Hydropower Congress on 24 September 2021 after an extensive public consultation. You can download the final declaration here.

The consultation draft is also available for download in the following languages:

Read more about the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower.

July 2, 2021
How-to Guide on Labour and Working Conditions
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Sustainability

The How-to Guide on Labour and Working Conditions will help hydropower developers, operators, contractors and sub-contractors manage labour and working conditions. The guide covers human resource policies, recruitment, occupational health and safety, non-discrimination and gender, workers’ accommodation, staff training and capacity building and grievance redressal mechanisms among other themes.

Find out more about the guide.

June 11, 2021
2021 Hydropower Status Report
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Now in its eighth edition, the 2021 Hydropower Status Report is published as the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The report compiled by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) finds that:

• Global installed hydropower capacity rose by 1.6 per cent to 1,330 gigawatts in 2020.

• The sector generated a record 4,370 terawatt hours of clean electricity last year.

• During 2020, projects totalling 21 GW were put into operation, up on 2019’s 15.6 GW.

• Nearly two-thirds of global growth came from China, which saw 13.8 GW of new capacity. Among other countries that added new capacity, only Turkey (2.5 GW) contributed more than 1 GW.

• Major projects completed include the 2.1 GW Lauca facility in Angola, the 1.8 GW Jixi pumped storage facility in China and the Ilisu (1.2 GW) and Lower Kaleköy (0.5 GW) projects in Turkey.

• The single biggest project was Wudongde in China, which put eight of its 12 units online, adding 6.8 GW to the Chinese grid.

• China remains the world leader in respect of total hydropower installed capacity with over 370 GW. Brazil (109 GW), the USA (102 GW), Canada (82 GW) and India (50 GW) make up the rest of the top five.

Read the press release.

Read the status report online.

Read the Status report in Chinese.

June 11, 2021
2021年水电现状报告 (中文版)
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随着世界继续努力应对 Covid-19 大流行,《2021 年水电状况报告》现已发布第八版。

国际水电协会 (IHA) 编制的报告发现:

• 2020 年,全球水电装机容量增长 1.6%,达到 1,330 吉瓦。

• 该行业去年创造了创纪录的 4,370 太瓦时的清洁电力。

• 2020 年,总计 21 吉瓦的项目投产,高于 2019 年的 15.6 吉瓦。

• 全球近三分之二的增长来自中国,新增产能为 13.8 吉瓦。在增加新产能的其他国家中,只有土耳其(2.5 吉瓦)贡献了超过 1 吉瓦。

• 已完成的主要项目包括安哥拉 2.1 吉瓦的劳卡设施、中国的 1.8 吉瓦鸡西抽水蓄能设施以及土耳其的伊利苏(1.2 吉瓦)和下卡勒柯伊(0.5 吉瓦)项目。

• 最大的一个项目是中国的乌东德,其 12 台机组中的 8 台并网,为中国电网增加了 6.8 吉瓦。

• 中国在水电总装机容量方面仍然处于世界领先地位,超过 370 吉瓦。巴西(109 GW)、美国(102 GW)、加拿大(82 GW)和印度(50 GW)占据了前五名的其余部分。

May 28, 2021
How-to Guide on Environmental and Social Assessment and Management
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The How-to Guide on Environmental and Social Assessment and Management will help hydropower stakeholders plan and assess projects strategically, prepare and conduct ESIAs, deal with third-party stakeholders, budget, establish environmental and social management systems, monitor and improve performance, as well as engage with stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.

Find out more about the guide.

May 24, 2021
The green hydrogen revolution: hydropower’s transformative role
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Climate change, Clean energy systems

Amid rising interest in green hydrogen as a replacement for fossil fuels, the International Hydropower Association is calling for governments and industry to scale up its production by coupling projects with clean hydropower.

Read IHA's new publication, 'The green hydrogen revolution: hydropower's transformative role' now.

Find out more about the report.

April 21, 2021
How-to Guide Biodiversity and Invasive Species
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This How-to Guide helps hydropower developers and operators conserve river system biodiversity while generating renewable energy.

It details methodologies and technologies that developers and operators can use for basin-level planning, identifying project boundaries and areas of influence, understanding the distribution and value of biodiversity, mitigation and compensation measures, as well as monitoring and reporting, throughout hydropower development and operation.

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March 29, 2021
IHA Annual Report 2020-2021
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Read IHA’s 2020-2021 Annual Report to learn about our programme priorities and key achievements as part of our ongoing mission to advance sustainable hydropower.

In the past year, we celebrated our 25 year anniversary, launched the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower and announced a new IHA Charter for Sustainable Hydropower, among other activities.

In the report, transformational changes to the association’s membership model are outlined and in addition the 2021 World Hydropower Congress is previewed to potential registrants.

Contents:

  • Foreword by Roger Gill and Eddie Rich
  • Celebrating 25 years of IHA
  • Our membership model is changing
  • Charter for sustainable hydropower
  • 2020: The year in review
  • Programmes
  • The year ahead
  • Governance
  • How to contact IHA

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