Finance

Global finance to developing countries in support of clean and renewable energy reached US$21.3 billion in 2017, compared with 2010 when international financial flows were US$10 billion, according to a new indicator under the Sustainable Development Goal 7. The new indicator, monitored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...
New Development

Morocco will install over 11 GW of new power generation capacity by 2030, with the lion’s share of the newly installed technology (about 58%) likely to be green in nature, GlobalData estimates. In 2019, renewables including hydropower formed over 34% of the country’s overall capacity mix, while thermal represented 66%. GlobalData’s analysis for the renewable...
Small Hydro

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa agenda in November. The programme forms part of the upcoming ‘Digital Energy Festival for Africa’ which unites African...
Research and Development

The International Energy Agency’s newly released Key World Energy Statistics (KWES) 2020 report gives many statistics about hydroelectric production worldwide, such as the fact that hydropower has increased its global share of total energy supply from 1.8% in 1973 to 2.5% in 2018. In 1973, the regional of the world with the greatest hydroelectric production...
New Development

The Dibwangui hydro project in Gabon has been rated as an example of international good practice in sustainable design and planning, following an independent assessment. Plans for the 15-MW plant in the central African country achieved recognized good practice across 11 environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria examined in the study. When completed, the...
Jobs and People

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has hired Alex Campbell to be its new head of policy. Campbell has extensive experience in energy policy, IHA says. He was previously head of contracts for Difference Policy, the UK Government’s flagship renewable electricity deployment scheme. He also had roles leading the UK’s engagement with multi-national civil nuclear bodies,...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram We have opened up our call for abstracts for HYDROVISION International 2021, and this is your chance to contribute your knowledge and expertise to this world’s largest hydro industry event. HYDROVISION International — which typically attracts more than 3,000 colleagues in the hydro and dams industries from more than 45 countries – was...
Finance

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Abuja-based Konexa for a feasibility study that will evaluate Nigeria’s access to reliable, privately generated renewable energy. Konexa intends to develop up to 2.5MW of solar PV energy to serve grid and under-grid customers. The company also plans to incorporate 30MW of hydropower...