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IHA names president and vice presidents for 2015-2017
25 September, 2015
Ken Adams has been re-selected as president of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), with six vice presidents also appointed by the board.
The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower
Hydro's role in tunnel development
08 October, 2014
For 40 years the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has observed the tunnelling industry and, since the turn of the 21st century, has witnessed noticeable worldwide growth. Søren Degn Eskesen and Olivier Vion from the ITA explain how hydropower projects and flood protection have played a role in this development.
Funds for flows: financing hydropower
29 July, 2014
Finance support is increasing for a wide range of hydro developments and research. Report by Patrick Reynolds
BHEL wins contract on 120MW Vyasi project, India
31 March, 2014
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been contracted by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) to deliver electro-mechanical equipment for the 120MW Vyasi hydroelectric project in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand.
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
Hydro sees major investment in Myanmar
15 August, 2013
The hydropower sector in Myanmar has received over 40% of total investment in the country, an official has said, signaling strong growth for the market.
Bringing pumped storage to the table
18 March, 2013
Prompted by worldwide interest in pumped storage development, IWP&DC invited representatives from the sector to a roundtable discussion. We discover what role Alstom, MWH, the National Hydropower Association and Voith have been playing, and are set to play, in this burgeoning sector of the hydropower industry.
18 January, 2013
There are a number of insurance options available for hydropower developers internationally. Here IWP&DC provide details on a number of companies who deal with renewable energy projects and the different types of services they offer.
Innovations in Chile
17 January, 2013
German firm Wasserkraft Volk has supplied and commissioned the complete electromechanical equipment for a 3.5MW hydro station in Chile.
Northern Water’s first power success
17 January, 2013
Northern Water’s first venture into small hydropower in the US is working very well and is demonstrating the value of adding small hydro to existing infrastructure. Enthused by this initial success, Northern Water is pursuing a second project in the US. Carl Brouwer reports
Improving Pointe du Bois
20 August, 2012
Early works are underway for spillway replacement at Pointe du Bois dam, in Manitoba, reports Patrick Reynolds
Common sense reform
20 August, 2012
Positive steps have been made in the right direction and the licensing of US hydropower projects has improved. However, problems still exist and have the potential to stifle further development. Members of the industry recently gave their testimonies in support of new legislation, which will be of particular benefit to small hydro development. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Unlocking hydro potential
20 August, 2012
Hydropower still has enormous unfulfilled potential in the US. Recent reports suggest that the country’s conventional hydro fleet could be expanded by 15% - without the construction of a single new dam. But can hydro find the right key to unlock such growth potential? Although the Department of Energy has been applauded for its research efforts into energising non-powered dams, the US Army Corps of Engineers has also been criticised for excluding hydro from recent proposals. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
3D monitoring of turbine-generator sets
28 June, 2012
A 3D visualization model can be used to carry out a successful simulation of equipment maintenance, as a project at the Gezhouba Hydropower Station has shown.
U&R hits the headlines
26 June, 2012
Uprating and refurbishment opportunities are generating numerous business transactions in the hydropower industry worldwide. Here we take a look at projects and contract awards which have been hitting the headlines in recent months.
Statkraft latest company trained on Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
19 June, 2012
Employees from Norwegian firm Statkraft have recently been trained on the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in sessions organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
Landsvirkjun’s Hvammur project assessed under HSAP
29 May, 2012
A Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) assessment of Landsvirkjun’s Hvammur Hydropower Project in Iceland has been carried out by a team led by Dr Bernt Rydgren of Åf Infrastructure, Sweden, the International Hydropower Association has announced.