Mapping the evolving complexity of large hydropower project finance in low and lower-middle income countries
This paper traces the evolution and complexity of hydropower financing from the early 1970s to the present day, showing how the types and roles of various actors have changed over time and how new types of financing packages have surfaced to meet the growing need...
Financing sustainable hydropower projects in emerging markets: an introduction to concepts and terminology
The purpose of this Working Paper is to introduce the key terms and concepts that are relevant to finance for sustainable large hydropower projects in Non-OECD countries/ emerging markets.
Foreign bodies: the role of overseas agencies in New Zealand hydro-electricity development 1940-1970
Between 1940 and 1970 the New Zealand Government undertook an extensive expansion programme of hydro-electric power infrastructure across New Zealand’s North and South Islands.
Well-planned dams can bring considerable economic benefits and improve water, food and energy security. They can also have the opposite effect if they are poorly planned or maintained.
Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation initiative would double Tasmania’s existing flexible generation capacity. The iniative is a bundle of proposed projects that include redeveloping existing hydro-electric power stations, building new pumped hydro plants and expanding the role of Tasmania in the NEM using new...
This report presents the findings of an independent study by Marsden Jacob Associates of the changing nature of wholesale energy supply in the National Electricity Market (NEM) associated with the increasing penetration of intermittent generation, and the market benefits that would be provided by the...
Energy storage is important in securing the stability of an electricity grid. Pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) could have a huge impact upon the Australian electricity grid. This project focuses upon the resource potential within Australia and other countries.
The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says a plan to expand the Snowy Hydro scheme to include modern pumped hydro technology will continue the tradition of courage and vision of those who built the original project four decades ago. But the Federal Opposition says all that's...