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  • World hydropower capacity continues to increase The global use of hydropower increased by 5% from 2009 to 2010, according to research published by the Worldwatch Institute. At the end of 2010, worldwide hydropower electricity reached a level of around 3,500 TWh, or around 16% of global consumption, ...

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  • The International Hydropower Association is non-profit organization, working with a vibrant network of members and partners active in more than 100 countries. Our mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on the role of hydropower in renewable energy systems, res...

  • Around 33 GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned around the world in 2015 – including 2.5 GW of pumped storage – according to a briefing by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), 2016 Key Trends in Hydropower. By the end of 2015 the world’s total installed hydropower capac...

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  • The British Hydropower Association (BHA) is the professional trade body representing the interests of the UK hydropower industry and its associated stakeholders in the wider community, at Regional, National and Global levels.

  • Along with other clean energy records set in 2017, hydropower power enjoyed a record year last year, with 4,185 TWh in electricity generated from the source – preventing up to 4bn tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – according to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report.The worldwide installed ca...

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  • New hydropower plant in India; Three Gorges completed A new 234 MW hydropower plant has been built on the river Ravi in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Chamera III hydropower plant reached synchronisation and full load of its three 77 MW units three weeks ahead of schedule. Alsto...

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  • The bedrock of the UK’s existing renewable energy generation is hydropower, generating over 40% of the country’s renewable electricity. Much of the existing conventional hydro generating capacity (about 1,500 MW) is in Scotland but there is the potential to double or even triple capacity, through th...

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  • The world’s hydropower capacity increased by a total of 32 GW in 2016 to make 1,246 GW, according to the latest figures from the International Hydropower Association.  Around 6.4 GW of the 32 GW of new commissioned capacity last year took the form of new pumped storage installations – double th...

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  • Leading the pack in terms of renewable energy capacity is hydropower, and much goes on behind the scenes to improve its efficiency and maintain its longevity. Graeme Robertson from Sulzer takes a look. 

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  • An overview of hydropower covering topics such as tidal power, hydroelectricity, marine energy and wave power.

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