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New guidelines to bolster hydropower growth in Africa

By Joao Costa, senior sustainability specialist at the International Hydropower Association (IHA) How can Africa use sustainability guidelines to...
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects

Africa’s planned hydropower potential holds nearly 27GW of electricity; however, each project must traverse complex social and environmental challenges, coupled with the economics of...
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Hydropower industry gains new tool to assess sustainability

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a scoring framework for evaluating hydropower projects, has been updated to examine hydropower’s carbon footprint and resilience to climate...

Progress report on Africa’s hydropower development

Did you know that two-thirds of the planet’s renewable electricity generation comes from hydropower’s installed capacity? According to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report by the...

Blue Planet Prize 2019 opens for hydropower project entries

“The IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019 recognises excellence in the overall sustainability performance of hydropower projects,” says Frank Faraday, sustainability programme manager at the...

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