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Addressing the impending workforce shortage
20 March, 2023
Aware of the important role it has to play in decarbonising the power grid, the US hydropower industry is pulling out all the stops to address an impending shortage of workers, as increasing numbers are set to reach retirement age over the coming years.
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.
Climate change and hydropower
17 January, 2023
The impacts of climate change are being felt across the European and North American hydropower industries. However, even with extreme and varied weather conditions, research shows that hydro can still play a critical role in a stable power grid.
Bipartison bill set to spur hydropower upgrades, restore free flowing rivers
12 December, 2022
New Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), along with Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is set to establish a new 30% tax incentive for dam safety and environmental improvements and to remove obsolete river obstructions.
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
US hydro industry welcomes signing of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
17 August, 2022
The National Hydropower Association in the US has welcomed the news that President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law this week, with CEO Malcolm Woolf stating that the legislation will help to accelerate the development of new pumped storage hydropower projects and hydropower generation on existing dams.
Meeting the challenge of the grey tsunami
27 July, 2022
The Hydropower Foundation is offering new hope in the challenge of attracting younger professionals into the US industry. Linda Church Ciocci, the foundation’s Executive Director, explains how.
A sustained effort
01 February, 2022
Ageing infrastructure and climate-related impacts are further encouraging an industry-wide focus on sustainability.
The pumped storage story continues
04 January, 2022
In its third report on pumped storage, the National Hydropower Association gives a comprehensive overview of the US industry.
Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety
26 February, 2021
Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight after the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams during May 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.