Annex XI: Renewal & Upgrading of Hydropower Plants
Following the success of Annex VIII - Hydropower Good Practices, Japan is again taking the lead in this new initiative.
To provide useful information to facilitate decision-making on the renewal and upgrading of existing hydropower facilities, through the presentation and analysis of relevant case histories covering good practice.
Member Countries are Japan (OA), Norway and USA. Brazil Finland and Canada will provide case histories, as input.
Following the Annex VIII model, case histories will be collected that cover examples of renewal and upgrading projects on existing hydropower facilities from around the world.
These will be focused in two categories covering:
- public policies, decision indicators, facilitation measures, asset management criteria and life cycle cost evaluation, will be analyzed under Category-1
- examples of modern technologies and identify good practices in terms of systems, materials will be analyzed under Category-2
For more information about this initiative please contact the Operating Agent, Mr Takashi Akiyama
Workshop at Hydro 2012, Bilbao, October 2012,
Annex XI: Renewal and upgrading of hydro plants. 31 October - Session 17
This session will present and discuss the ongoing work being undertaken by the IEA Hydropower International Annex to investigate best practices associated with the renewal and upgrading of hydro facilities.
Plus - Panel Discussion: The value of improving existing hydro plants.