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2016 Hydropower Status Report


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The 2016 Hydropower Status Report provides a comprehensive overview of recent development and trends in the sector worldwide.

17th Hydro Power Engineering Exchange (HPEE)

HPEE is a biennial forum for professionals in the Hydropower industry which was founded in 1990 as a way to share technical knowledge and experiences.

The philosophy behind this exchange is to tell the whole ‘warts & all’ story and to learn from others’ experiences due to the similar technical challenges that we face. This exchange is recommended for asset owneres and managers, engineers, technicians, operators and project managers.

Find out more here.


Date: Sun, 10/02/2016 to Thu, 10/06/2016
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Type: Sector event

Branding hydro: new perspectives and possibilities

Consumer power has never had as much impact on the industry as it does today. In liberalised markets, the consumer is free to choose the supplier. With increased awareness, more and more consumers are becoming selective about the source of energy that flows into their homes. The source of the electricity used at home is not the only focus of savvy consumers; the energy sources used to produce ordinary consumer goods are also receiving increased attention. 


Date: Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:00 to 13:45
Type: Webinar

Energy Branding Conference: Charge

Now that the utility market has shifted from monopoly position to competition, consumers have added influence. The customer can no longer be treated as a measuring instrument, but as an individual having diverse needs and wants who requires a sound reason for preferring one energy offering to another.


Date: Mon, 09/19/2016 to Tue, 09/20/2016
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Type: World event

Interview: developing the G-res tool

We are moving towards the public release of the G-res tool, a framework for reporting the likely greenhouse-gas (GHG) impact of freshwater reservoirs. Yves Prairie, professor of biology at the University of Québec at Montréal and UNESCO chair in global environmental change, is one of the scientists leading on this UNESCO/IHA project. We spoke to him about the final stages in the development of the tool.

What role can hydropower play in new energy markets and growing economies?

Hydropower projects can bring significant benefits to developing and emerging economies, providing essential services such as electricity generation, freshwater management and climate adaptation. As the recent upsurge in global hydropower development continues, the technology is expected to play a key role in new energy markets across the world.

Making hydropower projects bankable

The shift in how hydropower is being developed is marked. The movement from significant projects being developed by large, state-owned organisations concentrating on national projects to international competition and shifting financing and contracting arrangements, including EPC and BOT arrangements, has meant that developers and contractors are increasingly international in their reach.


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