To achieve growth in hydropower, innovation is needed to improve technologies, writes Simon Hamlyn, CEO of the British Hydropower Association.
Hydropower is one of the world’s leading sources for power generation and currently generates a significant percentage of our electricity worldwide. It is considered to be the most flexible and consistent renewable energy source because it has low operational and maintenance costs and on average, a scheme can last around 80 to 100 years, with very little maintenance.
Message from IHA's Chief Executive:
19 December 2019
Five global energy associations jointly urged governments to increase the take-up of renewable technologies at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain last week.
13 December 2019
A new IHA guide will help hydropower developers and operators manage potential impacts arising from erosion and sedimentation in a river basin, allowing decision-makers to avoid business risks and act responsibly towards the environment and local communities.
The Hydropower Erosion and Sedimentation How-to Guide provides an overview of current knowledge and effective practices from across the sector in managing risks associated with erosion and sedimentation.
1 December 2019
Massive progress in hydropower has been backed by supportive policies and ground-breaking civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, writes Eddie Rich, CEO of IHA
28 October 2019
A new IHA how-to guide for hydropower developers and operators aims to increase understanding of benefit sharing in project development and operation.
4th November 2019
By Eddie Rich, CEO, International Hydropower Association
18 September 2019
IHA's leadership team took its place this week, with newly elected President Roger Gill joining Chief Executive Eddie Rich.