The Australian government has made hydropower a priority agenda item, to help deliver a more reliable and affordable energy system for all Australians.
Investment in new pumped hydropower storage capacity could greatly enhance the flexibility and resilience of the electricity network.
Hydropower based development in Ethiopia provides a gateway to economic transformation through industrialisation, urbanisation and through the provision of access to modern energy to rural areas.
With Sarawak being unique and blessed with an abundance of natural resources, it is only logical to explore and harness renewables from these resources.
There is a giant battery in the south of Europe, and investors are taking interest in it.
An application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol at Shardara in Kazakhstan led to a broader regional initiative.
Hydropower continues to be a catalyst for growth around the world as it remains the dominant form of renewable energy, having contributed over 16 per cent of the globe’s electricity production in 2016.
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress took place on 9–11 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This article is featured in the 2017 Hydropower Status Report, launched at the World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa in May 2017.
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress closed on Thursday 11 May with strong commitments from multiple stakeholders towards delivering better hydro.
This article is taken from the 2017 World Hydropower Congress handbook.
Uwe Wehnhardt is president and the chief executive officer of Voith Hydro, having taking up the role in January 2016.
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