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RENEXPO INTERHYDRO 2020

Dates: 26/11/2020 - 26/11/2020

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The conference program of the RENEXPO INTERHYDRO offers operators, planners, project developers, investors, municipalities and energy providers the ideal platform for presentations, knowledge transfer and exchange of experience. Meet decision-makers from local politics, science and research as well as industry and make international contacts.


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27th ICOLD World Congress - France, Marseille

Dates: 04/06/2021 - 11/06/2021

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A paper by HYDROPOWER EUROPE will be presented.

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HydroES 2021

Dates: 21/09/2021 - 23/09/2021

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The purpose of this conference is to show how the hydropower sector has innovated and evolved technologically and scientifically to address these concerns and obstacles. It will highlight the role and advantages of hydropower in an energy system that is undergoing profound change.

The conference seeks to shed new light on the following issues:
– As the use of intermittent energy sources (wind, solar, etc.) increases, will the flexibility of hydropower give it a dominant role in regulating the power grid?

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ENERGY STORAGE GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2021

Dates: 11/10/2021 - 13/10/2021

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The Energy Storage Global Conference is postponed to October 2021.

The Energy Storage Global Conference 2021 offers a unique opportunity to industry, researchers and policymakers to exchange views on key issues for the storage sector.

Representatives from around the world will come together for three days to discuss the latest developments in energy storage technologies, regulatory and policy frameworks, and the future storage market.

The fourth Energy Storage Global Conference is organised by EASE - The European Association for Storage of Energy.

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HydroEs 2019

Dates: 29/01/2019 - 30/01/2019

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HydroEs 2019

What future for hydropower in France and in Europe? 

http://www.shf-hydro.org/225-1-manifestations-16.html 

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World Hydropower Congress 2019

Dates: 14/05/2019 - 16/05/2019

1st Regional Consultation Workshop

Dates: 28/08/2019 - 29/08/2019

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1st Regional Consultation Event – Lulea, Sweden

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2nd Regional Consultation Workshop

Dates: 11/09/2019 - 12/09/2019

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2nd Regional Consultation Workshop – Lausanne, Switzerland

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3rd Regional Consultation Workshop

Dates: 30/09/2019 - 01/10/2019

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3rd Regional Consultation Workshop – Chania, Greece


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11th ICOLD European Club Symposium

Dates: 02/10/2019 - 04/10/2019

HYDRO 2019

Dates: 14/10/2019 - 16/10/2019

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HYDRO 2019

Concept to closure: Practical steps

https://www.hydropower-dams.com/hydro-2019/ 

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FIThydro European Stakeholder Workshop on Fish-Friendly Hydropower

Dates: 28/01/2020 11:00 - 29/01/2020 15:00

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The workshop is scheduled to take place at the Herman Teirlinck building in Brussels. It will start at 11:00 (registration) on 28 January and finish by 15:00 on 29 January.

This event is being organised in the context of FIThydro, a 4-year EU-funded H2020 research project (2016-2020), which addresses decision support in commissioning and operating hydropower plants by use of existing and innovative technologies. FIThydro concentrates on mitigation measures and strategies to develop cost-effective environmental solutions and on strategies to avoid fish damage and enhance population developments.

Technical results from FIThydro research will be presented, that can directly support better and more transparent implementation of EU and national policies for renewable energy production and aquatic ecosystems protection. Participating experts will be invited to give their feedback on the added value of tools developed by FIThydro for decision-making and to exchange on the needs for further action and research for more fish-friendly hydropower.

DRAFT PROGRAMME 
You will find the draft version of the workshop programme at: https://www.fithydro.eu/workshop-eu/

Parallel discussion groups at the workshop will address different topics:

  • Tools for risk assessment and impact assessment
  • Measures selection using decision support tools, such as the FIThydro Decision-Support
  • System and FIThydro Wiki
  • Solutions for downstream migration
  • Solutions for impacts related to residual flow stretches (bypassed reaches)
  • New diagnostic Methods, Tools and Devices (MTDs)

The parallel discussion groups will serve as a platform to discuss FIThydro’s outputs relevant to the topic as well as exchange on other relevant activities carried out in European countries by different stakeholders.

REGISTRATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION 
In order to register, please submit this registration form online by 29 November 2019 at the latest: https://registration.ecologic-events.eu/fithydro-european-stakeholder-workshop

More information on the venue, hotel suggestions and other logistical information are available at: https://www.fithydro.eu/workshop-eu/

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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogues

Dates: 24/03/2020 - 25/03/2020

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ICOLD 2020 Annual Meeting / Symposium

Dates: 04/04/2020 - 10/04/2020

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Renexpo Western Balkans

Dates: 13/05/2020 - 14/05/2020

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IEA Hydro Annex IX workshop: Valuing Hydropower Flexibility in Evolving Electricity Markets

Dates: 03/06/2020 14:00 - 03/06/2020 16:30

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This online workshop was "attended" by more than 60 participants from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Iceland, India, Japan,Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA,  IEA HQ, the EU and The World Bank.

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Water challenges in the European Green Deal - EurAqua webinar

Dates: 11/06/2020 10:00 - 11/06/2020 12:30

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Within the context of the European Green Deal, EurAqua is organizing a webinar with the focus on nature-based solutions to increase climate resilience to hydrological extremes and to protect, conserve and enhance EU’s natural capital.

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10.00 Welcome and introduction
Anna-Stiina Heiskanen – Chair EurAqua

10:10 Green Deal and water research challenges
Panagiotis Balabanis – EU DG Research and Innovation

10:40 Nature-based solutions in river basin management
Ellis Penning – Deltares

11:10 Natural capital to support the European Green Deal
Bruna Grizzetti – Joint Research Centre

11:40 Nature-based solutions as a strategy to meet WFD requirements
Daniel Hering – University Duisburg-Essen

12.10 Conclusions
Laurence Carvalho and Harm Duel – EurAqua

12.25 Final remarks and closing
Anna-Stiina Heiskanen – Chair EurAqua
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Are NECPS fit to deliver the EU climate law?

Dates: 16/06/2020 10:00 - 16/06/2020 11:30

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As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, the EU Member States are required to develop energy and climate strategies (NECPs). Following the launch of the European Green Deal and the publication of the EU Climate Law proposal, this session will discuss their implications on the NECPs and climate and energy targets. Building on the European Commission’s final revision of the plans in the second half of 2020, the session will elaborate on the level of ambition put forward by the Member States, and on the role of civil society in upscaling climate action guided by the European Climate Law.
This webinar will also examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the NECPs and discuss how various financing opportunities such as the proposed Just Transition Mechanism, and the recovery plan can be aligned with the NECPs to deliver both economic recovery and green transition.
A critical eye will be cast on the ambition of the final NECPs, addressing energy efficiency, renewables, and emissions reductions in light of the European Climate Law.

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New business models to de-risk investments and kick start the EU building renovation wave

Dates: 18/06/2020 12:00 - 18/06/2020 13:30

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To effectively de-risk investments in the building sector and facilitate the upgrading of building performance and energy efficiency services in Europe, policy, financing and technical tools need to work together in a coordinated and coherent manner. This session aims to demonstrate how a selection of front running H2020 projects are working to overcome barriers to achieve the doubling of the building renovation rate needed to reach the EU’s ambitious 2050 goal of becoming the 1st 'Climate-Neutral Continent' (EU Green Deal).

These projects support the energy transition through cooperation in research and innovation, aiming to design and disseminate new business models, technical and financial tools, frameworks for standardisation and benchmarking of sustainable energy investments, as well as educational material and guidelines for European energy markets.

This session aims to:

1. Present advancements in energy efficiency financing to foster sustainable growth and novel demand side business models, supporting the identification of transparent and predictable investments.

2. Illustrate practical examples of how existing and emerging financing and technical tools are facilitating building renovation projects and targeting recommendations on policy framework and market architecture.

3. Gather feedback from relevant stakeholders to improve the policy-relevance of project outcomes, actively engage and invite them for further collaboration on energy efficiency financing.

The session will address key current challenges, such as mainstreaming energy efficiency finance through innovative mechanisms, valuing energy efficiency infrastructure and demand-side flexibility as energy resources, and highlighting the role of standardised technical quality criteria and certification schemes.

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EUSEW - 2020

Dates: 22/06/2020 - 26/06/2020

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The Policy Conference is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. For the first time ever, the Policy Conference will be organised in a digital format, under the theme "Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth".

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Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders will focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. Next to the conference, networking opportunities will gather the EUSEW Community online to forge alliances whilst the EUSEW Awards celebrate outstanding individuals, projects and ideas. 

On 22 June, the first-ever European Youth Energy Day will gather 18-30-year-olds to share their ideas on how to transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continent. 

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EUSEW Electric Break One - Climate neutrality in the context of the EU Green Recovery

Dates: 23/06/2020 17:30 - 23/06/2020 18:00

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Electrification already drives innovation and new business models. The aim is to deliver lower energy costs and lower climate emissions for all Europeans. 

Electricity connect energy transition to many other sectors, such as health, digitalisation, innovation, food and ICT to name a few. Electrification is the key way for fulfilling Green Deal and mitigating climate change. It is also the most economic way to deep energy transition, reaching downstream to industry, SMEs and private households.

Going beyond energy sector and focusing on final energy and demand side, these daily discussions will be reflecting on the EUSEW high level policy events’ themes. No presentations, but a free-flowing live discussion facilitated by the moderator open for your questions.

On the Day One of the EUSEWElectric series we are discussing climate neutrality, decarbonisation, sector integration from the position of electrification of transport, heat and industries.

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Building Back Better and Greener with Sustainable Hydropower

Dates: 24/06/2020 8:30 - 24/06/2020 12:00

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The World Bank Global Solutions Group on Hydropower and the ESMAP Hydropower Development Facility invite you to a four-part webinar.

The energy mix is moving towards one made up predominantly of weather-dependent, variable renewable energy sources. This current time of reflection gives the opportunity to assess the best use of hydropower resources. Done right, hydropower’s operational flexibility could be fundamental to achieving the green transition.

In four sessions, this webinar will congregate leaders from the World Bank Group, donors and partner organizations. Each will present their thoughts on key topics, and audience participants will have the opportunity to pose questions to enrich the discussion.

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AMBER & FITHYDRO EVENT – SMART WAYS TO IMPROVE RIVER CONNECTIVITY

Dates: 29/06/2020 10:00 - 29/06/2020 14:00

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Rivers rank among the most threatened ecosystems in the world, but also among the most valuable to society. Therefore, a large amount of funding is made available for restoration programmes. Conflict over water is not only one of the most widespread global stressors, but can also have an impact on nature and people. For centuries, dams and weirs have been built to control floods, improve navigation, provide supply for drinking water or irrigation, create or enhance recreation opportunities, as well as a means for hydropower production. However, these dams and weirs also fragment the river systems, which is especially evident in Europe.

One of the major challenges to achieving a good ecological status of European rivers under the Water Framework Directive is to reduce the fragmentation of stream habitats caused by these man-made barriers, many of which are no longer in or of use. Improving stream connectivity, therefore, has been flagged as one of the priorities for more efficient stream restoration.

For such improvement measures, it is important to consider the challenges and opportunities of both, the ecological aspects as well as the benefits that dams provide for society. This webinar, held on June 29th, will explore the impacts dams and other barriers have on ecosystems and habitats, as well as the way novel technologies and adaptive management can help restore stream connectivity in more efficient ways.

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IEA Hydro Annex IX - status and plans

Dates: 24/09/2020 - 24/09/2020

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Anton Schleiss as the coordinator of HYDROPOWER EUROPE participated to the online workshop in which the progress of work within joint Annex IX-XII Task “Climate Change Services Adaptation: Flood control and drought management”  and the White Paper: “Hydropower providing flood control and drought management” was discussed in detail based on case studies. Furthermore the progress of work within “Flexibility services provided by hydropower” was presented and discussed.

Anton Schleiss was invited to give an overview of the work progress of Hydropower Europe with focus on the 2nd wider online consultation.

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Interactive Workshop - Addressing technical, environmental, and social challenges for hydropower as a catalyst for the clean energy transition in Europe

Dates: 12/10/2020 09:00 CET - 13/10/2020 12:00 CET

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Due to its flexibility in generating, storing and releasing energy, hydropower can be a catalyst for the clean energy transition in Europe. However, hydropower faces a complex set of policy, environmental, societal, technological and market challenges. While hydropower is a catalyst for a carbon-neutral economy and a boost to regional development, its benefits are currently not valued in the market. Therefore, hydropower needs to become more cost-competitive and find novel and acceptable approaches to future development in accordance with evolving environmental and social demands.

This interactive online workshop focusses discussion and feedback around key issues affecting four main topic areas:

(i)           Policy and regulatory issues
(ii)          Technical challenges and research and innovation priorities
(iii)         Environmental issues
(iv)         Social issues

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Increased constraints on water management, demanding targets on renewable energy, renewal of concessions, climate change: a new era for hydropower in Europe?

Dates: 16/10/2020 13:00 CEST - 16/10/2020 15:00 CEST

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Project Coordinator for HYDROPOWER EUROPE, Anton Schleiss, is presenting at this FSR online workshop. His presentation is titled "Hydropower as a catalyst for the energy transition in Europe".

This is an invitation only event.

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