Hydropower News:

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International Journal on Hydropower & Dams will host HYDRO 2014 13-15 October 2014, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. Register now...

AFRICA 2015 Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa
Marrakesh, Morocco, 10-12 March 2015.
For more information ….

The Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India has issued Standards/Manuals/ Guidelines for small hydro development. Download here…

UNIDO, ICSHP release "world-first" compilation of small hydropower data. Report is available online.....

The Roorkee Institute is also offering a Masters of Technology programme in Alternate Hydro Energy SystemsFor criteria of entry & prospectus ....

IEAHydro's Annex II has launched its Small Hydro International Gateway, with multiple resources for the small hydro community...

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




Current Activities (2010 - 2015)

Annex IX:Hydropower Services


Annex IX has the overall aim is to enhance the understanding of: 

• the type of energy and non-energy services hydropower can provide to energy security, water security and sustainable development

• the potential consequences of providing such services for the hydropower sector in terms of required adjustments in operation, maintenance and development practices

• appropriate economic assessment methods to quantify the value of these services

• how the costs of providing multiple services are apportioned between the various stakeholders

• how regulatory frameworks, market mechanisms and business models can sustain, or hamper, the optimal deployment or development of multipurpose hydropower services 


The Annex has two Tasks, organized as follows:

•  Task 1- Valuation of energy management services (power services). Task Manager - Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Task 2 - Valuation of non-power services. Task Manager – Statkraft, Norway

Non-power services include
o water management
regional development
human development 
environmental services

Task Members

Associated Task members: France, Finland, Australia, Japan, Brazil

Collaborative international organizations: IHA (MoU under development), ICOLD, WWC, Eurelectric WG - Hydro, World Bank, NHA, GTZ, UNESCO, Division of Water Science 


The timelines for the Annex Task 2 activities has been revised as follows:

Methodology Handbook 2014

Collection of case studies 2015

Synthesis report 2016

Communication strategy & material 2017

Dissemination       2017T

Want to participate or know more about this project?

IEA Hydro invites interested parties to contribute to this program of work. For more information, please contact:

Operating Agent

Karin Seelos
Vice President Power Generation, International Affairs
Statkraft Energi AS
Lilleakerveien 6 P.O. Box 200 Lilleaker 0216
Tel: +47 24 06 88 03
Mob: +47 99 38 69 71