Hydropower’s growth is an obvious benefit for the environment. A discussion of key risks in the hydropower industry of the countries in the Caspian and Central Asia regions. With 519 GW total installed capacity, Asia is home to one third of the world’s total hydropower generation. Hydropower stations constructed decades ago across Asia are in need of significant investment and upgrades to enhance their critical contribution to the region’s clean energy goals, according to a study conducted by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) for … BANGKOK: Incomplete and prospective hydropower dam projects in Southeast Asia, particularly along the Mekong River and its tributaries, are at … The 2020 Hydropower Status Report presents latest worldwide installed capacity and generation data, key trends and insights from the hydropower sector. Acquaint market participants with the current working situation and events impacting investment opportunities and plans for development of hydropower in the countries of the Caspian and Central Asia… She drew attention to major achievements in the field of hydropower and dams, in the decade since ASIA 2008 took place in Danang. Hydropower in Southeast Asia holds much promise. The report shows that growth in hydropower in 2017 was fastest in East Asia and the Pacific, with 9.8 GW of capacity added, followed by South America (4.1 GW), South and Central Asia (3.3 GW), Europe (2.3 GW), Africa (1.9 GW) and North and Central America (0.5 GW). AfDB approves $120million loan to Western Tanzania hydropower plant The hydropower plant’s expected average annual output of 181 GWh will meet the electricity needs of as many as 133,649 Kigoma households, bringing the region’s electrification rate more closely in … According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), hydropower capacity in the region grew almost threefold from 16 GW to 44 GW between 2000 and 2016. In 2018, 12 GW of new capacity was added in the region, more than in … Aqua~Media Director Alison Bartle welcomes delegates to ASIA 2018, and previews the conference programme. South-East Asia seems to be the most desirable region for Chinese involvement in hydropower developments with about 40% of the total projects overseas during the period 2006-2017, which corresponds to an added capacity of more than 60,000MW (Jensen-Cormier S, 2017). Southeast Asia's electricity shortage makes hydropower an attractive, clean energy source and a valuable source of revenue. This edition of HYDRO NEWS offers a glimpse into the engine room of hydropower, the Asian hydropower market. However, it raises the risk of wet season flooding and dry season water shortages for downstream states in South-east Asia. Chinese hydropower operators reportedly prefer the latter method because it evens the flow of water throughout the year and increases both the reliability and efficiency of electricity generation.