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New bill to promote hydropower development in the US
09 July, 2020
A bill introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers could help speed up hydropower development in the US.
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.
The next generation of pumped storage
08 June, 2020
Jim Day, CEO of Daybreak Power in the US, gives an insight into his company’s plans for new pumped storage plants near the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams. By 2030, Day says, the need for large-scale, cost-effective storage will be glaring and pumped storage will realise its potential as an essential element of the transition to a clean-energy future.
O&M strategies for hydropower
03 June, 2020
The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Hydropower Association, has published a new handbook on operations and maintenance to help enhance the efficiency and reliability of the worldwide hydropower fleet.
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.
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
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.
How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
06 April, 2020
IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article is being constantly updated as we get new information so please share your company’s updates with us and we will add them here
Revisiting the debate on large dams
03 April, 2020
Twenty years have passed since the World Commission on Dams issued its final report. Christopher Schulz from the University of Cambridge in the UK asks if the commission mattered and what have been its impacts and legacies?
US Clean Energy Sector calls on congress for help during COVID-19 Pandemic
20 March, 2020
Organisations representing the clean energy sector in the US have teamed up to deliver a letter to the US House and Senate leadership calling for the prompt repair and extension of critically important tax incentives to help renewable and clean grid industries surmount the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Voith hosts multi-day hydro training workshop
30 January, 2020
Voith Hydro North America recently hosted the Voith Hydro Training Workshop, an instructional event for hydropower owners and operators, featuring National Hydropower Association President and CEO Malcolm Woolf as keynote speaker.
Costa Rica's national electricity company joins IHA
18 September, 2019
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Costa Rica’s national electricity company, has joined the association as a gold member.
Malcolm Woolf named new CEO and President of NHA
29 July, 2019
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has announced that Malcolm Woolf will be its next Chief Executive Officer and President, taking over from Linda Church Ciocci.
Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program still open for applicants
07 June, 2019
The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program – which will match mentors with protégés from across the hydropower sector in the US – is accepting applications up to 1 August 2018.
IHA publishes 2019 Hydropower Status Report
13 May, 2019
More than 21.8GW of hydroelectric capacity was put into operation in 2018, according to the 2019 Hydropower Status Report which is published today by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) on the eve of the World Hydropower Congress in Paris.
Snohomish County PUD wins NHA award
30 April, 2019
The Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has been honored by the National Hydropower Association (NHA) with its annual Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award.
Voith unveils 200-ton capacity Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) at North American plant
25 April, 2019
Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant.
New report unveils plan to reinvigorate hydropower in the US
04 April, 2019
A new report from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and Chelan County Public Utility District (Chelan PUD) identifies ways in which the capabilities of hydropower in the US could be unleashed for the next 30 years.
Canadian Hydropower Association becomes WaterPower Canada
12 March, 2019
The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) – the national association for hydropower in Canada – has changed its corporate name to WaterPower Canada (WPC) to reflect the organization’s commitment to provide clear and effective messaging to stakeholders and the public.