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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.
IHA’s World Hydropower Outlook available for download
07 June, 2023
The International Hydropower Association has announced the first edition of the World Hydropower Outlook is available for download. The Outlook sets out a realistic roadmap to enable hydropower and other renewables to deliver against net zero targets.
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.
BHA urges UK Government to support hydropower and save billions
30 March, 2023
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has called on the UK government to prioritize the accelerated delivery of proven, predictable, and quickly deployable hydropower technology. In the wake of the Government's plans for Powering Up Britain, the BHA urges policymakers not to overlook the hydropower industry, which has provided net zero electricity to communities and industries in the UK and globally for over a century.
World first as Sebzor project certified against Hydropower Sustainability Standard
22 March, 2023
The Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan has become the first project in the world to be certified against the Hydropower Sustainability Standard, the hydropower sector’s independent sustainability certification scheme which accredits hydropower projects that meet and exceed good practice in a wide range of sustainability topics.
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.
Eurasian Development Bank agrees to fund Kulanak hydro plant, Kyrgyz Republic
13 February, 2023
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Naryn Production Enterprise have agreed on financing for the construction and operation of the 100MW Kulanak hydropower plant in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Rogun Dam gets grant funding from World Bank
16 January, 2023
The World Bank has approved $15 million in grant funding for a project to strengthen the financial, commercial, environmental and social frameworks at Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam.
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.
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”.
Ukraine hydro infrastructure targeted by Russia, says Minister
02 November, 2022
Ukraine’s energy minister, Herman Halushchenko, has said that hydropower facilities were among critical infrastructure hit in targeted attacks by Russia on Monday, news wires have reported.
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.