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Climate targets will not be met without hydro power
12 December, 2012
The importance of renewable energies in achieving climate change targets and sustainable development has been discussed by the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance) at COP18 in Doha, Qatar. At the event hydro power was described as being ’critical’ to achieving such targets.
Romanian training on IHA protocol
21 November, 2012
Members of the Romanian hydro power industry completed an introduction to the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol during sessions organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) in Bucharest last week. The workshop was hosted by the Faculty of Power Engineering at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. Staff from the university were joined by representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Romanian Water National Authority, Hidroelectrica, the Institute for Hydropower Studies, Hidroconstructia, CEZ Romania and the Romanian Small Hydropower Association.
World Bank approves Ethiopia-Kenya transmission line
23 July, 2012
The World Bank has approved financing for the Eastern Electricity Highway Project, which will connect Ethiopia’s electrical grid with Kenya’s, encouraging power-sharing between the two countries.
U&R hits the headlines
26 June, 2012
Uprating and refurbishment opportunities are generating numerous business transactions in the hydropower industry worldwide. Here we take a look at projects and contract awards which have been hitting the headlines in recent months.
A mechanism for local ownership
22 June, 2012
Nepali NGO, the People, Energy and Environment Development Association, is leading the way in a new concept called pro-poor hydropower. Gaurav Dahal and Muhan Maskey give more details.
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.
Gift of the gap
15 May, 2012
Hydro and more transmission links are increasingly key resources to balance intermittent generation as more wind and solar plants are built, in Europe and North America. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Asia-Pacific energy leaders convene at Regional Hydropower Business Forum, Sarawak
15 May, 2012
Business leaders at a Regional Hydropower Forum were informed last week of agreements to purchase more than 2000MW of hydropower under Sarawak’s Corridor of Renewable Energy programme. The Forum, a one day event which took place in Kuching on 10 May, was organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB).
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.
Funds approved for Lom Pangar project, Cameroon
28 March, 2012
Funding of US$132M has been approved by the World Bank for development of the Lam Pangar hydropower project (LPHP) in Cameroon.
Loans approved for Tarbela extension, Pakistan
22 March, 2012
Funding totaling US$840M has been approved for the Tarbela IV Extension hydropower project in Pakistan.
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.
IHA to host sessions at World Water Forum
09 March, 2012
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is joining forces with the International Water Association (IWA), the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, the World Energy Council, and EDF, to address ‘Harmonizing Water and Energy’ at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, 12-17 March 2012.