Annex XVI: Hidden Hydro and Untapped Hydropower Opportunities on Existing Infrastructures


IEA Hydro is undertaking research on “Hidden Hydro and Untapped Hydropower Opportunities on existing infrastructures” through its collaborative program. The term “hidden hydro” generally addresses the part of hydropower potential which is either based on data not included in the national hydropower potential surveys or can be used in a more rational way than nowadays. The aim of such development is to increase the hydroelectric production with little or no incremental environmental/social impact.

 For the IEA Annex XVI, the following cases are considered:

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