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Global collaboration in hydropower: IHA and IWHR join forces
26 September, 2023
In an effort to enhance sustainable hydropower initiatives on a global scale, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the China Institute of Water Resources (IWHR) have entered into a cooperative agreement this month.
Share the sustainable hydropower story
15 September, 2023
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) have two upcoming opportunities for our readers to get involved in sharing the sustainable hydropower story.
IHA announces results of 2023 board elections
04 September, 2023
The members of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have elected the 18 leaders for the 2023-25 term of its Board. The new Board will shape and direct IHA’s work over the next two years under the mission to advance sustainable hydropower globally.
GE Vernova chosen to upgrade Grand Rapids hydropower plant in Canada
04 September, 2023
GE Vernova's Hydro Power division has been selected by Manitoba Hydro to undertake the replacement of the Unit-4 Kaplan runner at the 479MW Grand Rapids Generating Station on the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, Canada.
Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull appointed as President of IHA
01 August, 2023
Former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, has been named the new President of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), taking over the role from Roger Gill. The announcement was made ahead of the World Hydropower Congress in Bali, set to commence on October 31, 2023.
IHA calls for public feedback on landmark Bali Statement on Powering Sustainable Growth
13 July, 2023
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released the first draft of the Bali Statement on Powering Sustainable Growth for public feedback. This landmark document, which builds upon the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower established in 2021, emphasizes the crucial role of hydropower in fostering thriving, low carbon economies driven by renewable energy. The IHA is now seeking input and collaboration from stakeholders worldwide, including governments, financial institutions, and civil society organizations.
SEFA highlights hydropower modernisation as catalyst for Africa's energy transition
10 July, 2023
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has emphasized the importance of hydropower modernisation in meeting the growing demand for renewable energy in Africa. This message was conveyed during the Africa Energy Forum, held in Nairobi from June 20-23, with support from the Government of Kenya, the African Development Bank, IFC, and other partners.
China unveils world's largest hybrid solar-hydropower plant
28 June, 2023
China has successfully launched the Kela photovoltaic (PV) power station - the world's largest hybrid solar-hydropower plant. Constructed by Yalong River Hydropower Development, also known as Yalong Hydro, the Kela station aims to expand the renewable energy capacity of the Yalong River basin and contribute significantly to China's sustainable energy goals. Today, the plant commenced full-scale operations, marking a groundbreaking achievement in the country's commitment to achieving net-zero emissions.
Bluemethane, IHA and UQAM to establish global hydropower methane monitoring network
23 June, 2023
Bluemethane has signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and Lab Yves Prairie-UQAM to establish a comprehensive global network focused on monitoring and studying methane emissions in hydropower reservoirs.
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.
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.
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’.