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IHA publishes activity and strategy report for 2018-2019
04 April, 2019
The International Hydropower Association’s Activity and Strategy Report...
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New research project on flexible hydropower gets EU support
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by An ambitious research project on flexible hydropower in future energy systems is receiving support from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, participant Multiconsult...

Wave & tidal power developers join forces to tackle foundations and mooring
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by CorPower Ocean (CPO) and Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) are to work together to develop and demonstrate a generic foundation mooring solution to reduce costs and improve O&M methods...

Value of dams ‘overestimated’ says study
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by A new study from scientists at the Michigan State University (MSU) suggests that the value of hydropower dams has been ‘overestimated’, with a legacy of underestimated costs that...

Aon and Guidewire analyse US dams cyber attack scenario
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Aon plc and Guidewire Software have launched a scenario for a hypothetical attack by hackers on a US hydroelectric dam, with analysis revealing a ‘silent cyber’ risk could lead to...

Call for papers – ICOLD’S Dams and Earthquakes group
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The deadline is approaching for abstract submissions for the 3rd meeting of the ICOLD European Club Working Group ”Dams and Earthquakes”, to take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 6-8 May 2019.

Hydro largest renewable electricity source, says IEA report, but modern bioenergy leads growth
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by Hydropower remains the largest renewable electricity source by 2023, says the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast, while noting that its growth is continuing to decelerate.

IFC starts pilot assessment in Lao PDR river basin
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by World Bank Group member IFC is working with the Government of Lao PDR on a basin-wide Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of renewable energy development in the Sekong River Basin. It...

JRC dam break analysis assists response to Laos dam incident
Friday, August 17, 2018 by A dam break analysis has been carried out by scientists from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to aid the emergency response efforts following the failure of a dam at the under...

Hydropower fact sheets launched
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Eurelectric and VGB PowerTech have announced the development of hydropower fact sheets that outline capabilities, challenges and key figures including policy recommendations.

Engineering studies complete for Hatta plant, Dubai
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the engineering studies for the 250MW hydroelectric power station in Hatta, which will use the water stored in the Hatta Dam.

Plans for Hydropower Research Institute move forward
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Chelan Public Utility District (PUD) has moved a step closer to creating a new, nonprofit research institute with the goal of helping dam operators around the world improve operations...

Milestone assessment for hydro, renewable development in Lao PDR
Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Norway’s Multiconsult together with Deltares and Lao Consulting group are working with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to lead an assessment on Lao PDR’s...

Deal signed to advance research on hydropower
Friday, June 01, 2018 by The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are to work together to advance research on hydropower...

IHA releases 2018 Hydropower Status Report
Friday, May 25, 2018 by A record 4185TWh in electricity was generated from hydropower last year, according to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report, published yesterday.

Draft SEA released for Myanmar’s hydro sector
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by A draft strategic environmental assessment (SEA) report has been released by the IFC and the Myanmar Government to help improve the sustainability of the country’s hydropower sector.

Arup to undertake large-scale wave energy generation study
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by Arup has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to explore the opportunities for very large-scale wave energy generation.

First experiment under Glen Canyon Dam plan
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by The US Department of the Interior is conducting the first experimental flow at Glen Canyon Dam since implementing its Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) in 2016. The...

IFC launch new hydro tools to provide guidance to practitioners
Friday, April 06, 2018 by The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched two new publications to its hydropower collection of the Performance Standards, aiming to provide practitioners with...

Renewable energy a focus of RENEXPO event
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Belgrade is to play host to the 5th RENEXPO Water & Energy international trade fair from 24 to 26 April, with the event expected to gather experts from the sectors of renewable...

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