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Snapshot of the US hydropower market
08 June, 2023
Elizabeth A. Ingram discusses some of the market factors driving hydropower’s role and future in the United States energy system and provides insight on what the future might look like if current plans are brought to fruition.
Global hydropower capacity grows by 34GW, but falls short of net zero 2050 targets, says IHA’s World Hydropower Outlook
08 June, 2023
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released its inaugural World Hydropower Outlook, which reveals that global hydropower capacity grew by 34GW in the past year. This includes 10GW of pumped storage, and marks the first time since 2016 that over 30GW of hydropower capacity has been added in a single year. Hydropower currently accounts for more than 15% of the world's electricity generation.
Nova Kakhovka dam breached in Ukraine, operator says it is beyond repair
06 June, 2023
The Nova Kakhovka dam located in the Russian-controlled southern part of Ukraine has been breached, with the dam's operator Ukrhydroenergo stating it is 'beyond repair'. Ukraine has claimed that Russia deliberately destroyed the dam, while Russia has suggested it is Ukraine who is responsible for the damage.
Can hydropower resolve the energy crisis?
04 May, 2023
If sustainable hydropower is to fulfil its critical role in future energy systems, the industry needs to move forward and learn from past mistakes.
Nepal set to become centre of excellence in sustainable hydropower with new partnership
03 March, 2023
Over 60 hydropower professionals in Nepal are benefiting from training on the Hydropower Sustainability Standard thanks to a new partnership between the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) Sustainability Team and the Nepal Hydropower Association.
Sustainable hydropower ‘essential’ for Latin American and Caribbean clean energy goals says IHA and IADB
15 February, 2023
Hydropower has a key role to play in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet its clean energy goals, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the International American Development Bank (IADB) have declared, highlighting actions that need to be taken by policymakers to maximise opportunities.
2023 World Hydropower Congress to be held in Bali, Indonesia
16 January, 2023
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host the 2023 World Hydropower Congress alongside its electricity utility PLN and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) in Bali from 31 October to 3 November 2023.
Training – more relevant than ever
12 January, 2023
As the clean energy transition gains momentum, and with an ever-increasing pressure on existing water resources and evolving best practices, there has never been a more important time to build skills and capacity within the water power and dams industry. IWP&DC asked members of the industry to share their thoughts on why training is now more relevant than ever.
World’s first Hydropower Sustainability Standard assessment open for public consultation
19 December, 2022
Pamir Energy’s Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan was recently assessed using the Hydropower Sustainability Standard by independent auditors and the assessment report is now open for public consultation – with the project on track to become the first project certified by the Hydropower Sustainability Standard.
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’.
A strong business case
24 November, 2022
To fulfil hydropower development potential and meet climate goals, the industry must actively promote its sustainable credentials to attract greater investment. Suzanne Pritchard reports
Renewable organisations join forces to address climate emergency and drive sustainable development
21 November, 2022
Global industry organisations representing hydropower, wind, solar, green hydrogen, long duration energy storage and geothermal energy industries have officially joined forces under one Global Renewables Alliance, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at COP27.
IHA urgers leaders at COP27 to unlock the barriers to hydropower development
08 November, 2022
As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has one, clear message to governments: “unlock the barriers to hydropower development now”.
Celebrate hydropower’s achievements on Global Hydropower Day
11 October, 2022
Today marks the first ever Global Hydropower Day, a day that will celebrate the positive impacts of sustainable hydropower on people and communities around the world.
03 October, 2022
Hydropower is working in partnership with other renewables across the grid.
Global Hydropower Day to be held 11 October 2022
20 July, 2022
The International Hydropower Association has announced that a new Global Hydropower Day will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2022, and is encouraging the industry to to share case studies and personal stories to shine a light on the positive impacts of sustainable hydropower on people and communities around the world.
Govts must accelerate development of hydropower to meet targets says IHA
06 July, 2022
With the release of its 2022 Hydropower Status Report, the International Hydropower Association has called on governments to accelerate the development of new hydropower capacity or risk missing global net zero targets.
More hydro needed in Africa, says report
05 July, 2022
An additional 40GW of hydropower is needed in Africa by 2030, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, which would require doubling investment, with a significant chunk needed from the private sector.
Sustainable hydropower in Commonwealth countries boosted with new partnership
16 May, 2022
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have signed an agreement that is set to advance sustainable hydropower in member countries, in line with the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda.
New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
07 April, 2022
A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build new pumped storage, Malcolm Turnbull has said, highlighting the need for more Long Duration Electricity Storage (LDES) to meet the energy storage needs of rapidly changing power systems.