Celebrating World Water Day
The multiple roles of hydropower, and the relationship between renewable energy and water will be discussed during the celebrations of World Water Day on 20–21 March 2014 in Tokyo.
The event is organized by UN University and UNIDO on behalf of UN-Water. Hydropower (including pumped storage) is trending towards a role which is complementary to mixed energy systems, and hydro generation often acts as the buffer between supply and demand for electricity energy.
Hydropower can also act as a frequency regulator and energy storage, and deliver a range of other ‘ancilliary’ benefits. Storing energy in water, which is one of the few efficient, proven and flexible methodology available at the utility scale, also provides benefits in terms of navigation, flood control and environmental services.
Working in partnership
We are collaborating with the UN-University FLORES and the Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy (CEDREN) to bring together interested parties at World Water Day and the upcoming World Water Week in Stockholm (September 2014)