Small Hydro

Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa hosted a discussion around the potential for developing small-scale hydropower in Africa. The expert panel was moderated by Wim Jonker Klunne, Small Scale Hydropower Expert, Hydro4Africa, South Africa. The discussion started with a developer’s perspective on GETFiT type hydro procurement programs with Anton-Louis Oliver, Managing Director, REH Group...
Finance

Hydropower projects around the world could soon be independently rated and certified for their sustainability performance, following a public consultation open to all stakeholders. The International Hydropower Association (IHA), on behalf of a multi-stakeholder coalition of industry, civil society, governments and financial institutions, has published a consultation paper on the development of a global sustainability...
Business

Renewable power capacity worldwide will increase to a record 200 GW this year forecasts the International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2020 report. The increase, representing almost 90% of the total expansion in overall power capacity globally, is led by wind, hydropower and solar PV. Wind and solar additions, in particular, will jump by 30% in both the USA...
Research and Development

“Renewables appear to be immune to Covid-19,” said Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency this morning, as he revealed that clean energy had defied the pandemic downturn that has hit all other areas of the power sector. Speaking at a press conference for the launch of the IEA’s latest report into renewables, executive director...
Pumped Storage Hydro

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) together with the U.S. Department of Energy are launching a global initiative of 11 national governments and more than 60 organizations aimed at addressing the urgent worldwide need for clean and reliable energy storage. The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower (IFPSH) will develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on...