IEA, Paris: 26 May 2011
As part of an important workstream on energy technology roadmaps, the International Energy Agency, in a joint effort with the Brazilian government (CEPEL and the Federal Energy and Mines Ministry) and the IEA Hydropower Implementing Agreement, is working on the production of a Hydropower Technology Roadmap. This initiative aims at exploring the key issues that will influence the future development of hydropower worldwide in the next decades.
As part of this initiative, a first Hydropower Roadmap Workshop took place at the IEA Head Quarters in Paris on May 26 and May 27, 2011. The goal of the workshop was to allow the dialogue and debate amongst attendees.
International experts from Governments, such as Brazil, China, Mexico, or Norway, multilateral institutions, industry associations, private companies, financial institutions, think tanks, NGOs and other stakeholders participated in the discussions that kick-started this new IEA roadmap.
Work sessions discussed the following items:
A new workshop will take in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 10 and 11, on the way to roadmap publication, scheduled in early 2012.