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World’s longest subsea electricity interconnector commissioned
The UK and Norway are now able to share their hydropower and wind energy for the first time, as the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector begins commercial operations.
Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the next few years, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, meaning countries are...
IHA and IRENA coalition call for renewables-driven recovery
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has teamed up with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and more than 100 renewable energy organisations to issue a joint...
New hydro will help build a sustainable energy future suggests IRENA report
Hydropower capacity will need to increase 60% by 2050, with pumped hydro storage capacity needing to double, to help create a sustainable future energy system a new report from...
Indian hydro sector proves itself as power restored following Covid-19 vigil
India’s hydropower sector was heralded last week for restoring electricity to tens of millions of households following a huge plunge in demand in what is perhaps the largest...
Asia-Pacific hydro technology tenders activity drops 57% in Q3 2019 says report
Hydro technology tenders in Q3 2019 in the Asia-Pacific region saw 33 tenders announced, marking a drop of 57% over the last four-quarter average of 77, according to GlobalData’s...
Indian Government declares large hydropower as renewable
Large hydropower in India is now officially a renewable energy source, as the Indian Government approves measures to promote the hydropower sector in the country.
Hydropower on the agenda at World Water Forum
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced it will share knowledge on hydropower’s role as a catalyst for sustainable development at the 8th World Water Forum this...
2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis...
31.5GW of new hydro capacity in 2016, says IHA briefing
31.5GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2016, a new briefing from the International Hydropower Association suggests, with pumped storage development accelerating.
Hydro operations in China have impacted Mekong, says research
Hydropower projects in China have caused ‘major flow changes’ to the Mekong River over the last six years, a study led by researchers from Aalto University in Finland has suggested.
India looks to reclassify large hydro as renewable
Large hydropower projects could soon be classed as renewable energy in India as the country’s energy ministry is looking to remove a barrier that currently means only projects under...
33GW of new hydro capacity commissioned in 2015, says IHA
A new briefing from the International Hydropower Association has indicated that 33GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2015 worldwide, including 3.2GW of pumped storage.
Welsh hydro scheme plans rejected
RWE Innogy’s plans to build a hydropower project at Betws y Coed in the Conwy Valley, Wales, have been rejected by the Snowdonia National Park Authority.
Hydropower looks set to grow over next three years, IHA survey suggests
Hydropower development is set to grow over the next few years, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the International Hydropower Association.
Hydro turbines help drive global corrosion inhibitors market
The global corrosion inhibitors market is expected to reach US$7.55B by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research. Mexico, China, Brazil and India are predicted to...
Global small hydropower market to reach 146.65GW by 2023
Global small hydropower is projected to reach an installed capacity of 146.65GW by 2023, according to a new report. Market installed capacity stood at 110.77GW in 2014 and is set for...
Hydro could hit 2000GW by 2050, says World Energy Council
The global hydropower market could double its output by 2050, hitting 2000GW capacity, a new report from the World Energy Council states.
39GW of new hydro capacity added in 2014, says IHA
A briefing published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) states that 39GW of new hydropower capacity was placed into operation in 2014, with a further 1.46GW of...