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Issue 07/2017

Flexible hydro operation for lean integration of new renewables

Hydropower helps incorporate the growing share of intermittent renewable sources into the energy mix

In 2015, global generation of electricity was 24 255 TWh. Hydropower accounted for around 16% of the total, making it the main renewable energy (RE) source for electricity generation. It will also play a key role in the future integration of power generated by new RE sources and in balancing its impact on the grid.

Issue 05/2015

Rethinking energy storage

Energy providers face increasing demand for power to sustain the daily activities of growing global populations

Consumers need access to a continuous, flexible and adequate electricity supply wherever they are. In addition to ensuring the provision of quality, stable electricity, energy suppliers must also consider regulations to make production cleaner, which they can achieve by using more renewable energies and moving away from depleting fossil fuels. Concern for the environment and global consumer habits are helping to drive innovation and develop improved energy storage solutions.

Issue 05/2014

Better energy use and storage

Making more with less and stocking energy for later use is the key to more sustainable energy generation

The focus of the June/July edition of IEC e-tech is on energy harvesting and storage.

Issue 05/2014

Supporting rural electrification

IEC series of publications to help rural populations in developing world access electricity

Hundreds of millions living in rural areas in developing countries are without access to electricity, a prerequisite to human and economic development. Off-grid renewable energies offer an attractive solution for these people. The IEC has issued a series of publications for small renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification, which is available at a discounted price in a joint initiative with the World Bank Group and the United Nations Foundation.