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World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb
07 July, 2020
The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan.
Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities’ consent for hydropower development
11 May, 2020
New sustainability guidance has been developed to give increased confidence to local communities, industry and investors that hydropower projects can be successfully developed while respecting Indigenous People’s lands, rights and culture.
Major new initiative launched to showcase new hydro technologies
11 December, 2019
An €18million four-year project has been launched that will showcase new and innovative hydropower technologies and support the integration of variable renewables such as wind and solar into the power grid.
CHA introduces new awards, accepting nominations
07 June, 2018
To help celebrate its 20th anniversary the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is introducing four new awards, with nominations now being accepted.
Enerdu project completed in Ontario, Canada
02 May, 2018
Upgrade work on the Enerdu Generation Station in Almonte, Ontario, has been completed, with the plant’s generating capacity increased by 70%.
2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May, 2017
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association.
Hydro Equipment Association dissolved
11 August, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Hydro Equipment Association (HEA) has confirmed that it has decided to dissolve the association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Itaipu Binacional becomes first Brazilian company trained on Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
11 April, 2012
Employees from Brazilian hydropower generator Itaipu Binacional have completed training on the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Protocol), the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.
EDF confirms commitment to HSAP, as IHA raises awareness at World Water Forum
16 March, 2012
Électricité de France (EdF) has today confirmed its commitment to using and integrating the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in pursuit of sustainability among its hydropower plants and projects. The news follows the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) integral involvement in raising awareness of hydropower sustainability at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, 12-17 March 2012.
Malaysia’s Sarawak Energy Berhad first to receive hydropower sustainability assessment tool training
21 November, 2011
Employees of Sarawak Energy Berhad, Sarawak, Malaysia, recently completed the world’s first Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Protocol) training session for hydropower stakeholders, organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
Tool of the trade
25 January, 2011
Joel Avruch Goldenfum presents details on the UNESCO/IHA GHG Measurement Guidelines for Freshwater Reservoirs
Russia starts 640MW turbine at Sayano-Shushenskaya
26 February, 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin officially restarted the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro power plant on 24 February by launching on-grid operation of the 640MW unit No 6.
Mixed reaction to new UK feed-in-tariffs
03 February, 2010
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has welcomed the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) finalised version of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme for renewable electricity generation, but says there are certain issues within the detail of the structure that will effect the fulfilment of the total potential development of hydro.
Scottish hydro potential double early estimates, says report
22 January, 2010
Scotland's hydro potential is nearly double the amount previously estimated in 2008, according to a study published on behalf of the country’s government.