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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.

More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
22 September, 2020
A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has urged companies in Nepal to take action to boost women’s contribution in the hydropower sector.

New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
01 September, 2020
A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia that could contribute to the region’s clean energy goals if they were significantly upgraded.

Calls for more better financing and regulation for hydro modernisation in South American
29 July, 2020
More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage the modernisation of hydropower projects in South America, a blog published by the International Hydropower Association suggests.

MEP’s back report on pumped storage
16 July, 2020
Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a report that encourages European governments to scale-up their pumped storage capacity.

World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb
07 July, 2020
The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan.

Applications open for women in hydropower mentoring scheme
29 June, 2020
A mentoring scheme for women in hydropower is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 year.

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).

XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
03 June, 2020
Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set up by teams working for XFLEX HYDRO – a project set up to show how more flexible hydro assets can help countries and regions to meet their renewable energy targets.

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
01 June, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports – the 2020 Hydropower Status Report and a Covid-19 policy paper – with both concluding that the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined hydropower’s resilience and critical role in delivering clean, reliable and affordable energy, especially in times of crisis.

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May, 2020
Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy in the Covid-19 recovery.

Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities’ consent for hydropower development
11 May, 2020
New sustainability guidance has been developed to give increased confidence to local communities, industry and investors that hydropower projects can be successfully developed while respecting Indigenous People’s lands, rights and culture.

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.

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.

Indian hydro sector proves itself as power restored following Covid-19 vigil
22 April, 2020
India’s hydropower sector was heralded last week for restoring electricity to tens of millions of households following a huge plunge in demand in what is perhaps the largest electricity experiment the world has ever seen

Deadline extended for $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
07 April, 2020
The deadline for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund announced in February has been extended to 1 June 2020. The decision comes as a response to the general disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hydropower operations and maintenance strategies subject of new handbook
11 March, 2020
A handbook and series of case studies on hydropower operations and maintenance (O&M) has been published by the World Bank to help enhance the efficiency and reliability of the worldwide hydropower fleet.

IHA launches $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
21 February, 2020
A new sustainability fund has been launched to aid hydropower project developers and operators in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to benchmark and raise their social and environmental performance, with the first call for proposals having an April 2020 application deadline.

Tina River project construction set to start next year
19 December, 2019
A landmark financing agreement has been completed for the 15MW Tina River hydropower project in the Solomon Islands, allowing construction to start in 2020.



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