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IHA announces results of 2023 board elections
04 September, 2023
The members of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have elected the 18 leaders for the 2023-25 term of its Board. The new Board will shape and direct IHA’s work over the next two years under the mission to advance sustainable hydropower globally.

Eco Wave Power connects EWP-EDF One Station to Israeli electrical grid
18 August, 2023
Eco Wave Power Global AB has announced that the EWP-EDF One station at the Port of Jaffa in Tel Aviv is officially linked to Israel's national electrical grid - making it the first wave energy project to deliver electricity to the country’s power supply.

Eco Wave Power secures EU grant to enhance wave energy power station in Israel
17 July, 2023
Eco Wave Power has been granted funding from the European Union (EU) for its new wave energy power station in Jaffa Port, Israel. The grant, known as GREENinMED, is part of the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme and aims to promote clean energy sources and educate the public on their importance.

EDF Group unveils floating solar power plant at Lazer dam, France
26 June, 2023
EDF Group has inaugurated the Lazer floating solar power plant in the Hautes-Alpes, the first for its EDF Renewables subsidiary in France and the first to combine photovoltaic and hydroelectric production on the same site. The installation effectively doubles the renewable electricity production capacity of the existing hydroelectric site.

Hydropower companies launch the European Hydropower Alliance
09 May, 2023
Major players in the hydropower sector have announced the launch of the European Hydropower Alliance, which aims to promote the benefits of hydropower and its role in achieving the European Union's social, climate, and strategic objectives.

Understanding the value of sediment
06 April, 2023
Sedimentation research is being carried out worldwide

Eco Wave Power enters historic wave energy deal with Israeli National Electric Company
06 April, 2023
Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered into Israel's first-ever wave energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Israeli National Electric Company (IEC).

EDF-Andorra agreement could see additional hydro development
03 February, 2023
EDF and the Andorran Government are set to work together to renovate and maintain hydropower projects and review plans for the development of an additional hydroelectric power station in Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre as part of a recently extended cooperation agreement.

IHA CEO says COP27 hasn't gone far enough
01 December, 2022
Following the conclusion of COP27, CEO of the International Hydropower Association Eddie Rich issued a statement in which he said he was ‘disappointed with the outcome’.

Pumped storage project set to benefit from a share of UK government funding
29 November, 2022
A pumped storage project is one of five energy storage projects across the UK that is set to benefit from a share of over £32 million government funding in the second phase of the Longer Duration Energy Storage (LODES) competition.

Agreements signed for Mpatamanga hydropower plant development
07 September, 2022
A consortium composed of EDF and Scatec, with its venture partners British International Investment (BII) and Norfund, has officially been named project lead developer of the Mpatamanga hydropower project in Malawi, with a binding commercial agreement signed yesterday with the Government of Malawi (GOM) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Voltalia to build small hydropower plant in French Guiana
01 September, 2022
Voltalia has announced that it is developing a 2.9MW run-of-river hydroelectric power station in the commune of Maripa-Soula in French Guiana.

France’s Grand Maison plant testing HSC technology
13 June, 2022
The Grand Maison hydropower plant in the French Alps – which is part of the European Union (EU)-funded XFLEX HYDRO initiative – is testing how Hydraulic Short Circuit (HSC) technology can enable the simultaneous use of very high head pumps and Pelton turbines, using smart digital controls.

BUMAX fasteners verified in pilot tidal project in France
22 March, 2022
Sweden-based BUMAX has announced that its premium stainless steel fastener solution has been verified by a pilot tidal power project in France, with the fasteners suffering no corrosion, wear or galling after two years of operation in extreme conditions.

Minister updates progress at Cameroon’s Nachtigal project
04 January, 2022
Civil engineering works at the 420MW Nachtigal project are over halfway complete, Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, updated during a recent site visit.

No time to waste
17 December, 2021
With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being described as a reality check, world leaders are being urged to face up to, and act now, on our changing climate. As part of its commitments, the hydropower industry has issued a new manifesto for change which outlines how sustainable hydropower investments can help achieve net zero emissions and limit climate change.

Key to reliable renewables
10 December, 2021
Decarbonisation of the global energy system is key to tackling climate change. However, without sufficient long duration energy storage to provide reliability for intermittent renewables such as wind and solar power, the success of the clean energy transition could be at risk. As the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower highlights, pumped storage has an increasingly important role to play in the years ahead. Suzanne Pritchard reports

Support for certification
11 November, 2021
Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower

Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September, 2021
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.

Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
07 September, 2021
The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was the subject of discussion on the opening day of the World Hydropower Congress, with both Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Blair agreeing that the potential absence of sufficient hydropower capacity is the “ignored crisis within the climate crisis”.

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