Clean energy systems
Hydropower is the world’s largest producer of renewable electricity. No country or region has achieved 100% decarbonisation without a significant element of hydropower.
The sector represents around 16 per cent of global electricity production, more than all other renewables combined.
To deliver upon the ambition of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, all renewables will need to become more closely integrated.
IHA has demonstrated hydropower’s reliability, flexibility and affordability through its advocacy, projects, publications, events and workshops.
Our engagement with international organisations, governments and other stakeholders has improved awarenesss of the flexibility and storage services hydropower provides, as well as its great potential to increase the penetration of variable renewables such as wind and solar.
In the past year, we have supported Hydropower Europe, a major European Union Horizon 2020 research and development project to deliver a research and policy roadmap for the sector.
Join our network
IHA’s Clean Energy Systems Knowledge Network supports members to build and share knowledge on hydropower’s role in clean energy systems.
If you are an IHA member, you can join our Clean Energy Systems Knowledge Network.
IHA members can access the knowledge network in Hydropower Pro, our online member community.
In the online group, network members can connect with each other, exchange experiences and access essential resources, briefings and case studies.
For any questions, please contact IHA senior analyst Samuel Law at email@example.com
Latest associated content
There is a giant battery in the south of Europe, and investors are taking interest in it.Type:Blog postDate:1 November 2017
Across Cameroon, there are estimated to be 200 potential sites suitable for small hydropower, which could offer remote communities access to off-grid electricity.Type:Blog postDate:18 October 2017
An application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol at Shardara in Kazakhstan led to a broader regional initiative.Type:Blog postDate:10 October 2017
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is embarking on an ambitious new strategy and work plan to support socially and environmentally responsible hydropower projects.Type:News postDate:22 September 2017
Three French energy associations, representing hydropower producers across France, have described seven steps they believe can boost France's hydropower sector.Type:News postDate:18 July 2017