IHA launches $1m HESG assessment fund for hydropower projects

The Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund (HESG) will award $1.02 million to 40 or more hydropower projects between 2020 and 2024.
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Hydropower needs a course of action for sustainable development

Strategic discussion took place at a high-level meeting held to chart out a course for the sustainable development of Africa's vast hydropower resources.

Elevating hydropower to meet generation demand

The International Hydropower Association anticipates Africa’s hydropower installed capacity to grow by about 4,700MW over the next two to three years.

A guide to hydropower projects and investors navigating climate risks

IHA launched the Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide that will help the hydropower industry become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

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...

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...

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...
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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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