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. "
Task IX: Valuing Hydropower Services - Phase II (2018 - present) including Task IX/Task XII Joint Task
( 2019 - present)
Task 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
(Hidden Hydro and Untapped Hydropower Opportunities on Existing Infrastructures, 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
Annex IX report on PSHP under Mass Integration of Renewables published
Annex IX has published its latest report, Role and Challenges of Pumped Storage Hydropower Under Mass Integration of Variable Renewable Energy. The report looks at power adjustment by PSHP in...
Annex XV publishes report on Maintenance Works and Decision-Making for Hydro Facilities
This extensive report provides the results of Annex XV's asset management investigation which involved the collection and evaluation of 196 international examples of good practices to determine...
Annex XIV's Report on Management Models for Hydropower Cascade Reservoirs published
Annex XIV has published its report on Management Models for Hydropower Cascade Reservoirs. The Annex conducted a series of analyses on the world's major river basins and presents case studies from...