hydropower industry Articles

  • How to plan hydropower stations for the future

    The hydropower plants of tomorrow won’t only produce energy. Constructing dams will also provide new drinking water sources, irrigation for crops, and new waterways for transport. In the words of most of the scientists here at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, they will be ‘multipurpose’. This means that each plant ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Energy recovery in the water industry using micro-hydropower: an opportunity to improve sustainability

    The water industry as a whole consumes a considerable amount of energy in the treatment and distribution of water and wastewater. Like all sectors of society today, the industry is focusing efforts on reducing its CO2 emissions and improving the sustainability of its systems and practices. One way of achieving this is through the use of micro-hydropower (MHP) installations in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anti-islanding protection and islanding operation of grid-connected hydropower distributed generation

    Salient issues associated with the connection of hydropower distributed generation (HPDG) into distribution networks include operation and voltage regulation, grid connection and control interaction, anti-islanding protection and islanding operation, and operation of protective devices. Better understanding of these issues and finding solutions to these problems are timely and important to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards realising social sustainability in the small hydropower sector in India: opportunities for social innovations

    This paper investigates the SHP sector in India and aims at finding out its contribution towards realising social sustainability and if there are any opportunities for generating social innovations. Various stakeholders connected to the SHP industry were interviewed in four states of India to explore the existing situation of this industry. The data was acquired through 28 individual in–depth ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In Perspective: Launching a third industrial revolution

    A third industrial revolution based on new communication and energy technologies needs strong political commitments, argues David Dickson. Just before Christmas, China's official Xinhua News Agency published an article extolling the virtues of the country's incoming premier, Li Keqiang, and describing his enthusiasm for ideas that the iconoclastic US commentator ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • South Korea Solar PV Power Market Forecast & Industry Analysis to 2025

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Solar PV Power in South Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014” to its store.   “Solar PV Power in South Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy, Equipment Market, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry ...


  • Website offers global view of small hydroelectric projects

    It is now easier to access reliable data on small hydropower projects globally following the launch of a website designed to promote this technology, says a UN body. The UN Industrial Development Organization ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • INSPECTION and Continuous Quality Surveillance during the construction of hydroelectric powerplants. Published in International Water Pow

    During the construction of hydroelectric plants, poor quality can have a hugely negative impact on construction time, on plant performance and on safety. INSPECTEAM Hydro has developed a method known as the Continuous Quality Surveillance Scheme (CQSS). The article describes the method to minimize the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and to ensure the best quality performance during the ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

  • Renewable energy across the globe, 2007 status report

    The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal. The report is the product of an international team of over ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Renewable energy programmes in India

    With a strong industrial base and successful commercialisation of technologies in renewable energy, India is in a position today to offer state-of-the-art technology to other developing countries and is poised to play a leading role in the global movement towards sustainable energy development. India has a separate ministry to promote renewable energy sources, which has been named Ministry of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chile Renewables Report Q1 2013

    We have downgraded our non-hydropower renewable generation growth forecast for 2013 from 6.2% to 5.6% due to new data from the government. Conversely, we have revised up our long-term growth forecast from 5.5% to 6.3%, due to our expectations of economic growth and the country’s current power situation. That said, we note that economic viability could be lacking in many renewable energy ...


  • Allocation of water consumption in multipurpose reservoirs

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources represented a benchmark in the assessment of water consumption from electricity production. The numbers for hydropower ranged from very low to much larger than the other renewable technologies, partly explained by methodological problems. One of the methodological shortcomings identified was the lack of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Good water governance and IWRM in Zambia: challenges and chances

    The implementation of principles for water governance is widely accepted but challenging for the whole water sector of a developing country like Zambia, because of the legal and administrative changes and organizational requirements involved. In February 2010, a revised water policy for Zambia was approved by the Cabinet. The revised National Water Policy 2010 aims to improve water resources ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy and material management based on a fuzzy-Petri net approach

    In modern production systems, materials and different forms of energy are provided, converted, stored and transported. Environmental impacts can be identified at any stage of the energy and material flow process. Due to the fact that production units and processes are interconnected with energy and material flows, it is of special interest to implement production control policies, which control ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Latin America well-positioned for CDM

    The coastal desert of Colombia’s La Guajira state is a world away from Kyoto, the temperate Japanese city where representatives of 159 countries in 1997 signed the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouses gases. The Caribbean laps against rickety settlements. Herds of goats range across scorching sands. Months, whole years, pass without rain. But Kyoto is well known to the inhabitants of La ...


  • Are renewables approaching a tipping point?

    The REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report presents information about the current status of renewable energy around the world. The report is a joint project of the Worldwatch Institute and REN21 (the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) and was initiated in 2005. The 2007 edition is the third in the series. Investment Trends: This year’s report finds a dynamic, rapidly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Can Lao PDR learn from its neighbors mistakes and develop sustainably?

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is among the poorest, least developed countries in Asia with an estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $1900 per capita in 2007 and agriculture as the main economic activity. The Asian Development Bank is nevertheless positive about the country’s economic outlook due to increases in new foreign investment and government-led initiatives in hydropower, food ...

  • Towards efficient use of water resources in Europe

    Resource efficiency within boundaries of sustainability Managing water sustainably in a 'green' economy means using water more efficiently in all sectors and ensuring that ecosystems have the quantity and quality of water needed to function effectively. Water ecosystems are vital assets, delivering essential services to our societies and economies, and thereby playing a key role in European ...

  • Ukraine`s Green Tariff: Great news in 2008, but what happens in 2009?

    2009 will be an interesting year for clean and renewable energy investment. On one hand, the global financial downturn plays somber backdrop as funding sources dry up and cash grows hard to find. On the other hand, certain international markets are attacking the credit crunch with heavy new incentive packages that aim to boost investment interest in alternative energy to its highest level ever. ...

  • Renewable Energy to secure our future

    Clean energy is being talked about these years. From private blogs to various commercials, posters and mailings, people everywhere seem to be concerned about it. Even President Obama attached greater importance to a sustainable development than his predecessors. However, clean energy can refer to several subjects. What is clean energy referring to? How does clean energy benefit you? Does clean ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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