Nominations have opened for the forthcoming IHA Board elections, which will take place between May and July 2015.
The elections will determine the IHA Board members that will lead the association’s work in the 2015–17 period.
As the Government of Ghana aims to nearly double the country’s installed power capacity to 5,000 MW by 2016, hydroelectricity is expected to play an important role in new development. A number of potential sites have been identified for hydropower projects of a range of sizes, and in 2015 the country will become the first in Africa to use the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.
In 2013, a proposed new generating station at Keeyask became the first project in Canada to apply the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol – a framework for assessing projects against a range of social, environmental, technical and economic considerations. Keeyask scored highly across the board and is particularly notable for its partnership with the local indigenous Cree Nations. Dave Bowen, Keeyask Project Manager at Manitoba Hydro, writes about the project.
Occupying the greatest land mass in south-east Asia, Myanmar is among the world’s biggest untapped territories for hydropower, with only 2.6 GW of its more than 100 GW potential having been developed. On 19–20 January 2015, the World Bank Group and the International Hydropower Association host a workshop to explore how the country’s potential can be realised in a sustainable manner.
We have enjoyed a busy year in 2014 that has taken our team around the world, connecting members regionally and participating in many sector events. Here are just some of the highlights of our travels.
International Water Power & Dam Construction magazine, an IHA member, has recently launched a series on influential women in hydropower. In the first of a series of articles, IWP&DC spoke with Aida Khalil, sustainability specialist at the International Hydropower Association.
The International Hydropower Associations has been shortlisted in three categories of the Associations Excellence Awards 2015.
Last year, the African Union (AU) marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of Agenda 2063, a bold new vision for the continent’s future. What role can hydropower play in achieving it?
Working in Saudi Arabia for over five years, Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) has been assisting Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to expand the overall knowledge and experience of local utility staff.