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DOE announces $35 million for hydrokinetic turbine development
25 November, 2020
The US Department of Energy has announced $35 million in funding for 11 projects that will help develop new economically competitive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) designs for tidal and riverine currents.

A capable and flexible technology
13 November, 2020
Pumped storage hydropower has proven to be an ideal solution to the growing list of challenges faced by grid operators. As the transition to a clean energy future rapidly unfolds, this flexible technology will become even more important for a reliable, affordable and low carbon grid. Nicholas Troja and Samuel Law from the International Hydropower association explain more.

Investments in Uzbekistan
03 November, 2020
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo is to build three new hydropower plants on the Aksu River in Uzbekistan. IWP&DC spoke with Abdugani Sanginov, Chairman of the Board, to find out more details on the new developments

International forum for pumped storage to be launched this week
02 November, 2020
A Global forum will be launched this week to develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on the technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the ‘world’s water batteries’.

World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
13 October, 2020
The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy and climate goals are reached, will depend on how governments respond to today’s challenges, the biggest being the Covid-19 crisis, the World Energy Outlook 2020 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests.

Hydropower is a significant renewables employer, says report
02 October, 2020
Almost two million people are working in the hydropower industry globally, a new jobs report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found, making it the third largest renewables employer.

Huge potential in hydro-solar hybrids, says new research
30 September, 2020
Combining hydropower plants with floating solar panels could produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, with almost 380,000 freshwater hydropower reservoirs boasting potential to host solar tehnology, analysis by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests.

Collaborative Framework on Hydropower advances discussions
29 September, 2020
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has held its second meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, advancing the initial discussion from June 2020. With more than 100 attendees from 49 Members and States in Accession, the virtual meeting session was moderated by H.E. Mr. Jean-Christophe Fueeg, Head of International Energy Affairs at the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of Switzerland.

ABD loan to help fund hydro development in Uzbekistan
08 September, 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend $60 million to Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo to support implementation of the country’s ambitious national energy strategy to generate a quarter of all electricity from renewable sources by 2030, including 3.8GW of hydro energy.

FDA loan supports hydro construction and modernisation in Uzbekistan
28 August, 2020
The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has signed a 20-year loan agreement, worth €55.8 million, with the French Development Agency (FDA) to finance a series of projects in Uzbekistan’s hydropower sector.

Tina takes centre stage
25 August, 2020
The Solomon Islands is developing the largest hydropower project in the Pacific region. Communications Consultant, Sarina Laurence, introduces IWP&DC to the Tina River hydropower project

Report suggests increasing pumped storage could cut electric costs and carbon emissions
06 August, 2020
A new study has suggested there could be significant benefits for the US state of Massachusetts and the New England regional power grid by increasing the use of the Northfield Mountain pumped storage facility.

Leading by example
17 July, 2020
The World Bank, and a collaboration between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power, have published case study reports to demonstrate effective operation and maintenance practices, plus the successful development of small hydropower.

IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
24 June, 2020
The new Sustainable Recovery Plan released by the International Energy Agency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis being felt across the world has a strong focus on hydropower modernisation.

Hydropower CEOs say sustainable hydro can help Covid-19 recovery efforts
18 June, 2020
Hydropower needs to be included in economic stimulus packages for renewables to help aid Covid-19 recovery efforts, hydropower CEO’s said in a meeting with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Hydropower Association (IHA).

EMEC aiding POM West Flanders to bring blue economy test platform to market
05 June, 2020
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is assisting POM West Flanders, the regional development agency for West Flanders, Belgium, to turn the ‘Blue Accelerator’ test platform into an international hub for blue growth.

Covid-19 delivers historic shock to energy world says IEA report
01 May, 2020
Global energy demand will plunge this year, with the Covid-19 pandemic representing the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, a new report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.

IHA and IRENA coalition call for renewables-driven recovery
29 April, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has teamed up with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and more than 100 renewable energy organisations to issue a joint call for action urging policy-makers to prioritise green growth as part of their Covid-19 recovery plans.

Learning the language of sustainable hydropower development
27 April, 2020
Alain Kilajian, Sustainability Specialist at the International Hydropower Association, tells IWP&DC how he is working to promote sustainability in hydropower development

New hydro will help build a sustainable energy future suggests IRENA report
22 April, 2020
Hydropower capacity will need to increase 60% by 2050, with pumped hydro storage capacity needing to double, to help create a sustainable future energy system a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) suggests.

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