The IEA Technology Cooperation Programme on Hydropower is a working group of International Energy Agency member countries and others who have a common interest in advancing hydropower worldwide. Countries that are not members of the IEA can also join.
"To encourage through awareness, knowledge and support, the sustainable use of water resources
for the development and management of hydropower. "
Annex II: Small-Scale Hydropower
(2000 - Present)
Annex IX: Hydropower Services
(2011 - Present)
Annex XII: Hydropower & the Environment Task 1: Managing the Carbon Balance of Freshwater Reservoirs
(2007 - Present)
Annex XIII: Hydropower & Fish
(2013 - Present)
NEW ANNEX - Annex XIV: Management Models for Hydropower Cascade Reservoirs
(2015 - )
NEW ANNEX - Annex XV: Maintenance Works and Decision-Making for Hydro Facilities
(2016 - 2019)
IEA Hydro News
IEA Hydro publishes third volume of GHG Guidelines
IEA Hydro's Annex XII has published the 3rd Volume of its Guidleines for Managing the Carbon Blance of Freshwater Reservoirs. Volume 3: Management, Mitigation and Allocationon is...
IEA Hydro's Report on VALUING HYDROPOWER SERVICES published
IEA Hydro's Annex IX has published its report, VALUING HYDROPOWER SERVICES: The Economic Value of Energy and Water Management Services provided by Hydropower Projects with Storage. The work...
IEA Hydropower – European Commission DG RTD Joint Workshop on Fish and Hydropower - Papers now available
Presentations made at this joint workshop, held in Brussels at the end of May, are now available for downloading from our Publications section.