Rehabilitation and Repair

ENEE, the state power company in Honduras, says the potential environmental and social impact of the planned US$37 million overhaul of the 300-MW Francisco Morazán hydro complex (also called El Cajon) would be low to moderate. ENEE just released the project’s environmental and social evaluation and environmental management plan, according to BNamericas. Francisco Morazán is on the...
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

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...
Small Hydro

Peru’s energy and mines ministry has authorized power company Electro Sur Este (ELSE) to advance three early stage hydroelectric projects. According to BNamericas, ELSE received temporary concessions granting it 11 months to conduct feasibility studies for the Tintoc and Vilcabamba plants in Cusco region and the Pachachaca plant in neighboring Apurímac region. The individual plant...
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,...
Business

Sixteen international and national organizations, representing the global hydropower sector, have set out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy in the COVID-19 recovery. The organizations represent hydropower developers, operators, manufacturers, researchers and innovators including the world’s largest hydropower producers in China, US and Canada. Their statement, coordinated by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), sets out how...