For the eighth time the European hydropower trade fair and conference, RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, takes place on November 24–25, 2016 in Salzburg. 125 exhibitors, 2.000 visitors, 80 speakers, 3 conferences, seminars and excursion, part of them in English and Italian, will gather for this event.
|Date:||Thu, 11/24/2016 to Fri, 11/25/2016|
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016.
During COP 22, parties will, inter alia, begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris Agreement.
Find out more at www.cop22-morocco.com.
|Date:||Mon, 11/07/2016 to Fri, 11/18/2016|
Historically, independent power producers (IPPs) have not been major players in the sector in sub-Saharan Africa. But with more supportive policies and innovative financing, that looks set to change. We talked to Katai Kachasa, CEO of Lufubu Power Company, to learn more about his experience in Zambia.
The 23rd World Energy Congress on 9–13 October in Istanbul, Turkey, will feature a discussion on hydropower’s role in a water-stressed world.
Climate change is already having a significant impact on the world as we know it. Rising global temperatures are accelerating glacial melting around the world. This causes changes in the operational regime of hydroelectric stations that are fed by glacial meltwaters. As a result, we must adapt our hydropower projects and systems to new and changing conditions.
Eric Martel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec, having taken up the role in July 2015. He spoke to us about the company’s recent return to the market for international energy assets, what the Paris Agreement means for hydropower, and the challenges for the sector in a changing world.
23 August 2016
The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the sector.
The knowledge networks bring together professionals throughout IHA’s worldwide membership to share ideas and experiences, discuss new developments and collaborate on a range of key hydropower topics.
Knowledge networks will now operate across the following topics:
It has long been accepted that every hydropower project is unique, and that bespoke design solutions are required for each project. It has also been recognised more recently that the market and concession arrangements for each project require tailored financing solutions.
With the plethora of financial instruments and funding sources now available, including new products such a green bonds, there is great scope for innovation, and bespoke solutions can be developed to suit the needs of individual developers.