Business

More than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019. On average, new solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind power cost less than keeping many existing coal plants...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Just one benefit, but an important one, of attending HYDROVISION International 2020 is the opportunity to earn 10 professional development hours (PDH) as a full conference delegate. HYDROVISION International is the world’s largest gathering of hydro industry professionals. It features 80 summit and knowledge hub sessions with about 300 speakers and more...
Research and Development

A new study has mapped the potential of solar-wind-water strategies for West Africa, a region where power grids are anticipated to greatly expand in the coming years. The study, Smart renewable electricity portfolios in West Africa, published in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability, explores how hydropower plants can support solar and wind power’s unpredictable and intermittent...
Research and Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined hydropower’s resilience and critical role in delivering clean, reliable and affordable energy, especially in times of crisis. This is the conclusion of two new reports published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA). The 2020 Hydropower Status Report presents the latest worldwide installed capacity and generation data, showcasing the hydro sector’s...
Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report. According to World Energy Investment 2020, at the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram  With more than 3,000 hydropower professionals from around the world gathered in one place at the same time, HYDROVISION International provides the perfect opportunity to give attendees access to a wide array of what we call co-located events. These activities offer additional valuable learning and networking opportunities beyond the traditional summit (conference) sessions...
Jobs and People

The World Energy Council has added 41 members to its global Future Energy Leaders program (FEL-100), the council’s platform to support and promote the energy leaders of tomorrow. Members of the FEL-100 community share a commitment to shaping the future of energy; solving the world’s most pressing challenges in energy and sustainability; engaging in national,...
Controls and Automation

Valmet will supply a central control and data collection system to operate PVO-Vesivoima’s hydro power plants in the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers in Finland. PVO-Vesivoima Oy produces electricity with its hydropower plants in the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers. The total annual energy production output of the company is about 1.7 TWh. Valmet’s delivery...