Hydropower News:

Click on the following links for the latest in IEA Hydro's activities, hydropower news & hydro happenings, world-wide.

The International Hydropower Association's ASIA 2016 will be held in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1-3 March 2016For more information ...


Building on Recent
Development Progress
13 to 15 October 2014
Villa Erba, Cernobbio (on the shores of Lake Como), Italy





The International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement
for Hydropower Technologies and Programmes

On this site you will find:


Workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland

The IEA Hydro Executive Committee and the working groups of the IEA Hydropower Agreement held their meetings in Rovaniemi, Finland 9 -13 June 2014. Finnish Energy Industries and Kemijoki Oy hosted the meetings that have brought together 50 hydropower experts from nine countries. In addition to the working group meetings, the Executive Committee organised a hydropower conference on 10 June, with presentations by both Finnish and international speakers. The discussion focused on the role of hydropower as the most important source of renewable energy worldwide. Presentations addressed topical issues related to the global role of hydropower as well as fish migration. For more about the conference and individual presentations go to the Kemijoki Oy website.

New Annex on Hydropower and Fish

IEA Hydro has a new annex, Annex XIII on “Hydropower and Fish”. For more information....


IEA Roadmap for Hydropower 

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  • The International Energy Agency's Technology Roadmap for Hydropower (launched October, 2012) details action needed from policy makers to allow hydroelectric production to double, and addresses necessary conditions, including resolving environmental issues and gaining public acceptance. Download a copy of the Roadmap from the IEA website.

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GHG Measurement Guidelines Launched

New Small Hydro International Gateway Launched

  • Annex II has launched its exciting new Small Hydro International Gateway website. Completely resdesigned and updated, it offers the small hydro community a portal for presenting state-of-the-art Innovatives Technologies, and a forum for Resource, Technological and Regulatory Issues Related to Small Scale Hydropower. Visit now...

For more information on the work of IEA Hydro's Smallcale-Hydropower Annex...

 Other Hydropower Resources

Renewable Energy Essentials : Hydropower

  • A major initiative of the US Department of Energy in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Hydropower Advancement Project which aims to develop and disseminate best practices, assessment, and analysis tools to stimulate and accelerate increases in hydropower asset performance and value. For more on the project...

  • Manual_for_Hydropower_Inventory_Studies_of_River_BasinsThe "Manual for Hydropower Inventory Studies of River Basins" (38MB, pdf), a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Brazil, CEPEL and The World Bank, is now available in English. This 2010 edition, a translation of the 2007 Portuguese edition, "intends to offer the international community a basic reference to be considered in the portfolio of possible energy solutions in developing countries, which should be of interest to multilateral financing and development organizations".

    Annex XI: Renewal and Upgrading of Hydropower Plants
    International Energy Agency, Hydropower Implementing Agreement, Annex IX: Hydropower Services

    U.S. Department of Energy, OaRidge National Laboratory, Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP)


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