An initiative in Uganda seeks to help agricultural development by encouraging the implementation of small hydropower projects that deliver electricity to farmers, agribusiness, and other customers in the area surrounding the power plant. Economic analysis indicates that such projects can have a large and positive impact on agricultural production and productivity. What is needed now is investment for such power projects, writes Linda Lee Bower.
Maria Van Der Hoeven is the executive director of the International Energy Agency. She spoke with us about hydropower's role in the world's energy future, whether global capacity could be sustainably doubled by 2050, and challenges for governments in developing regionally.
Last week, African and European political and business leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to lay out bold plans for Africa’s energy future, with hydropower at the forefront.
The meeting, held on 12–13 February, brought together 450 participants from 40 countries, including ministers, diplomats, academics and private and civil society representatives.
The Africa–EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) aims to bring access to modern and sustainable energy services to at least 100 million Africans by 2020.
In the hydropower sector, we’re all trying to do more with less. And as hydropower assets age, there’s always more to be done.
Despite the hydropower sector's familiarity with digitalisation, the new wave of innovation promises to bring profound changes to the way we build, design, operate and maintain our electrical systems.
Building on the success of past forums, the upcoming Canada's Forum on Hydropower seeks to update participants on major hydropower projects being built across the country.
Participants will learn how hydropower developers are leading in the delivery of clean and renewable electricity to Canada, North America and around the world. They will also find out how indigenous communities and the industry are partnering on projects and delivering environmental improvements.
|Date:||Wed, 11/21/2018 to Thu, 11/22/2018|
Hydropower Development 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry, as well as policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the sector's latest challenges and developments.
|Date:||Wed, 09/05/2018 to Thu, 09/06/2018|