El Hierro, the westernmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean, is using a wind/hydro hybrid system to move towards a 100 per cent renewable energy supply.
The REN Alliance partners invite you to join us for our free webinar on renewable energy systems working together.
To achieve the goal of a world supplied by 100 per cent renewable energy, it will be necessary to gain a clear understanding of how different renewable energy technologies can work together to provide reliable energy systems.
This webinar brings together five international renewable energy organisations - representing solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and bioenergy - to provide illuminating case studies and examples of best practice.
|Date:||Fri, 10/30/2015 - 14:00 to 16:00|
HydroVision International is the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide. The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources, and helps participants to develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro.
The event includes:
|Date:||Tue, 07/26/2016 to Fri, 07/29/2016|
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been re-elected to the steering committee of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Elections took place during the 16th REN21 steering committee meeting and general assembly on 7 October 2015 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Hidroelectrica, the Romanian state-owned power generation company, will transfer 32 small hydropower plants by open outcry auction, either to the private sector or to local communities in Romania. Together the assets to be sold represent around 26 MW of installed capacity.
The auctions will take place on 23–26 November 2015, although prospective buyers must secure the relevant tender dossiers by 13 November 2015.
1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity – one-third in India. This is the challenge that we are trying to overcome.
With the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including a dedicated goal to provide universal access to modern energy services, hydropower has an important role to play in the post-2015 development agenda. Here, Tracy Lane, hydropower development director at IHA, explores the implications of the SDGs for the hydropower sector and international community.
Hydropower stations can pose significant safety risks to those who work in them, but there is no excuse for injury or death in our workplaces. Developers, owners and operators of hydropower plants all need to make a strong commitment to workplace health and safety.
Water resources management is increasingly dependent on international cooperation at the regional level. In this short interview, Matthew McCartney, theme leader for Ecosystem Services at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), discusses water resources management and private sector involvement.
Hidroelectrica, the Romanian state-owned hydropower company, held an inauguration ceremony on 10 September following the completion of the country’s longest headrace tunnel built since 1984, representing an investment of more than EUR 150 million.