New Development

By Elizabeth Ingram What’s a hot topic in the global hydropower industry right now? How climate variability is affecting plant O&M? Check. Energy storage issues and needs? Got it. New small hydro development? Yep. Again this year, the conference planning committee behind HYDROVISION International has ensured this event will cover the gamut of issues relevant to...
Pumped Storage Hydro

What researchers are calling seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much-needed gap to support the transition to intermittent renewables, according to a study from scientists with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. According to IIASA, SPHS means pumping water into a...
Environmental

A new sustainability fund will aid hydropower project developers and operators in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to benchmark and raise their social and environmental performance. The Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund will award CHF1 million (US$1.02 million) to 40 or more hydropower projects between 2020 and 2024. Recipients will receive a grant to...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram First and foremost, HYDROVISION International offers unparalleled educational opportunities for hydro industry professionals from around the world. But, HYDROVISION International is also the best opportunity to meet face to face with others who share your interests, to exchange information and make connections. To foster this, we offer a whole host of networking activities that give...
Research and Development

Policy certainty will increase domestic and international investing into India, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The study, India’s Renewable Energy Policy Headwinds – Recommendations for Urgently Accelerating Activity in the Renewable Energy Sector, finds that several recent policy positions have undermined growth in India’s renewable energy...
Rehabilitation and Repair

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has awarded Stantec the contract to continue work on the second phase of the capacity building project to strengthen the climate resilience of Tajikistan’s energy sector assets and operations, as part of the EBRD’s investment in the rehabilitation of the 126-MW Qairokkum hydropower plant in northern Tajikistan....
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Whether you’re new to the hydroelectric power sector or a seasoned professional, the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is a perfect opportunity to learn more about all aspects of the industry. Presented July 13 and 14 in conjunction with HYDROVISION International 2020, Waterpower Hydro Basics is an intensive, two-day course designed with a practical curriculum developed...