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IHA Workshop HydroPower: digitalisation, climate change and sustainability
September 19, 2018
IHA invites you for an executive workshop on improving decision-making for hydropower, September 19 in Paris, France.
The hydropower workshop will see senior executives and experts from around the world gather to discuss the three trends which are shaping decision-making in the hydropower sector: digitalization, climate change and sustainability.
The workshop has been organized in partnership with UNESCO and will address the experience, knowledge and tools available to decision-makers to improve the performance of hydropower projects and ensure that they deliver satisfying, sustainable outcomes, which meet wider water and energy policy expectations.
International Hydropower Association IHA
IHA members can benefit from free and discounted attendance*. Non-member tickets are priced at £990 each. Want to join IHA as a member? Visit our website.
Digitalisation is providing owners and operators with an opportunity to improve outcomes for their power plants, provided data can be gathered, analyzed and utilized in time by the relevant stakeholders.
Climate change has instilled uncertainty in the decision-making mix, while access and usage of relevant information remains a problem in many countries with hydropower potential.
The reporting and benchmarking of sustainability practices is affecting all stages of development, from early stage planning to operation and modernization. IHA, along with its members and partners will discuss the experience, knowledge and tools available to decision-makers to improve the performance of hydropower, and ensure that projects deliver satisfying, sustainable outcomes, which respond to wider water and energy policy expectations.
With participation from:
- China Three Gorges Corporation
- Engie Brasil
- GE Renewable Energy
- Hydro Tasmania
- Itaipu Binacional
- Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
- Sarawak Energy
- The World Bank
Tour after the workshop
EDF is hosting a tour to visit La Rance Tidal Power Plant, the world’s first power station to take advantage of tidal water flow to produce electricity.
Participants will leave Paris on the evening of 19 September and return the following evening and will need to arrange their own transport and accommodation. Delegates are invited to express their interest in attending the tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
La Rance Tidal Power Plant
La Rance Tidal Power Plant was built by EDF in 1966. Located on the mouth of the La Rance River in Brittany, France, it is one of just two such plants in the world – the other being Sihwa in South Korea. The La Rance plant has an installed capacity of 240 MW distributed between 24 bulb-type turbine generators, each with a capacity of 10 MW. For almost 50 years, it has been producing around 500 GWh a year.
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