Annex IX: Hydropower Services (2011 - Present)
The objectives of Annex IX are to
- Value grid services provided by hydropower, such as ancillary services to stabilize the electric grid
- Analyse, value and allocate hydropower's non-energy services such as flood/drought protection, irrigation, water supply, navigation and recreation.
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
2016: Case Studies
2016/2017: Synthesis Report
2017: Communication strategy and material / dissemination
1. Identify the organisations interested in participation and collaboration and the staff within these organisations who will participate.
2. Undertake a Literature Review of previous work on the topic
3. Develop a project plan, with activities and schedule, of the work required to meet the task objectives
4. Undertake work and prepare a report on the outcomes
5. Disseminate the results
Case studies will be used to validate economic assessment methods, quantifying the added value created by a specific hydropower scheme, in a given river basin, through its various multipurpose enabling functions.
Workshops & Conference Sessions
July 2015, HydroVision, Portland, USA
October 2015, HYDRO 2015, Bordeaux, France. Download paper: Economic Benefits of Multipurpose Hydropower Reservoirs in the United States
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 to be determined.
Non-power services include
- Water management
- Regional development
- Human development
- Environmental services
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
IEA Hydro invites interested parties to contribute to this program of work. For more information, please contact the IEA Hydro Secretary
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