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Is maintaining pumped storage assets enough?
15 October, 2021
Given the critical role pumped hydro storage plays in being a clean, low-cost and renewable energy storage system, is simply maintaining key hydropower equipment enough? Or, should a more rigorous approach be undertaken to intrinsically ‘improve’ the efficiency at pumped storage hydropower plants for the long term, asks Chloe Hirst of Belzona

New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
10 September, 2021
A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has found there will be an over 300GW shortfall in the amount of hydropower needed to limit dangerous global warming.

Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
08 September, 2021
A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations declaring their support.

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”.

Going global: the 2021 World Hydropower Congress
06 September, 2021
The stage is set for the world’s premier hydropower event, which is now accessible to all

Loan agreed for dam safety project in India
18 August, 2021
The Government of India, the Central Water Commission, government representatives from 10 participating states and the World Bank have signed a $250 million project to support the Government of India’s long-term dam safety program and improve the safety and performance of existing dams across various states of India.

Funds approved for new hydro in Côte d’Ivoire
02 August, 2021
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has agreed to lend €25 million to Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) to help build a 44MW hydroelectric plant on the Bandama River near the village of Singrobo in Côte d’Ivoire.

Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
30 June, 2021
Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the next few years, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, meaning countries are at risk of not meeting net-zero emissions targets. To help combat this, a sweeping policy and investment push are needed to allow hydropower to support a faster expansion of solar and wind.

New era for green investment
23 June, 2021
The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products across all markets.

IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
11 June, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the release of its 2021 Hydropower Status Report, with this year’s report underscoring need for rapid growth to achieve net zero.

New research highlights hydropower’s role in supporting green hydrogen
25 May, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research and policy paper which outlines how hydropower could be pivotal in supporting growth in green hydrogen.

Refurbishment of existing hydropower a key topic at IRENA meeting
05 May, 2021
Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and private sector representatives are set to join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe following the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, organised by IRENA.

Collaborations and commissioning
05 March, 2021
A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and other schemes are demonstrating their feasibility.

IRENA and IHA partner to advance sustainable hydropower
05 February, 2021
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are to work together in a bid to accelerate the development, financing and deployment of sustainable hydropower.

The Carruthers Waterwheel
19 January, 2021
New micro hydro technology is bringing electricity to rural communities around the world. The first waterwheel to be patented in 138 years, development of the innovative Carruthers Waterwheel ignores previous design assumptions and applies modern understanding of hydraulics and the basic laws of energy. Report by Dr Alexander Sancho and Dr Ekaterina McKenna

An unprecedented year
07 January, 2021
We probably all agree that 2020 was an extraordinary year but how has the hydropower and dam industry fared throughout this global pandemic? Suzanne Pritchard reports.

World Bank approves dam safety project in India
17 December, 2020
The World Bank has approved a $250 million project designed to improve the safety and performance of existing dams across various states of India - described as the world's largest dam management program.

AfDB secures new donor funds to transform the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa
17 December, 2020
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced $90 million in new donor commitments for the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) during a virtual launch event held on Monday, in which SEFA’s transformation into a Special Fund was also unveiled.

Voith to supply electro-mechanical equipment for Asahan 3, Indonesia
16 December, 2020
Mitsubishi Corporation has awarded Voith Hydro the electro-mechanical equipment contract for the 174MW Asahan 3 hydropower project in Indonesia.



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