Annex XVI: HIDDEN HYDRO
The overall objectives for the research program cover:
- Understanding the potential for sustainable “Hidden Hydro” that has not been addressed through traditional approaches to hydropower development planning.
- Identifying processes to prepare inventories of the potential for sustainable “Hidden Hydro”
- Studying approaches to identify “Hidden Hydro” opportunities through improvements in data gathering, technology innovations, changes in regulation policies and deployment measures
- Formulating needs for further technology development to maximize the future use of the potential of sustainable hidden hydropower and develop a research and innovation agenda