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 IX: Valuing Hydropower Services - Phase II (2018 - present) including Annex IX/Annex XII Joint Task
( 2019 - present)
Annex XII: Hydropower & the Environment Task 1: Managing the Carbon Balance of Freshwater Reservoirs
(2007 - Present)
Annex XIII: Hydropower & Fish
(2013 - Present)
Annex XIV: Management Models for Hydropower Cascade Reservoirs
(2015 - present)
Annex XV: Maintenance Works and Decision-Making for Hydro Facilities
(2016 - present)
Annex XVI - Hidden Hydro
(2018 - present)
Annex XVII - Measures to Enhance the Climate Resilience of Hydropower
(2021 - present)
Annex XVIII - Decision Support for Comprehensive Utilization of Basin Water Resources
(2021 - present)
IEA Hydro News
Workshop on Hidden and Untapped Hydropower Opportunities in Existing Infrastructures
Annex XVI recently held an online workshop on Hidden and Untapped Hydropower Opportunities in Existing Infrastructures, with 28 participants from 10 countries and organisations. See the...
Valuing Flexibility in Evolving Energy Markets: Current Status and Future Outlook for Hydropower
Annex IX has released two documents focusing on hydropower's role in valuing flexibility in evolving energy markets: a comprehensive Technical Report including case studies and survey results...
Annex IX & XII Online Meeting on Flood Control & Drought Management Services
An third online meeting of the Joint Annex IX and XII task force was held on 24 Septembert 2020, with almost 50 participants representing 18 countries or organisations. Read the meeting notes...