The International Hydropower Association (IHA) announces that the 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa on 9–11 May 2017.
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|
The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available for download, providing comprehensive insights into new global developments in the sector, statistics on new installed capacity, detailed regional analysis, and more.
Under the conditions of climate change, exceptional flooding events are becoming more frequent. In order to reduce the impacts of extreme flooding, EDF’s Hydro Engineering Centre (CIH) develops a new technological solution for increasing the discharge capacity of spillways: the piano key weir (PKW).
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|
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|
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.
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.
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.