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COP27 | Hydropower’s role in achieving an electrified and decarbonised economy

In collaboration with International Hydropower Association (IHA)

In order to achieve global climate goals, it will be necessary to accelerate the pace of electrification, primarily in the transport, building and industrial sectors. The Global Electrification Monitor contextualizes the scale of the challenge of providing the necessary large amount of low-carbon electricity.

As outlined in “Hydropower 2050: Identifying the next 850+ GW towards Net Zero,” sustainable hydroelectric power has a critical role to play in achieving these goals, as it can provide the flexibility and stabilization of large-scale power grids to enable the vast amounts of wind and solar energy that will be required to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) co-organized a French-language panel that assessed the role of hydropower in decarbonising the energy mix. Panelists examined challenges and solutions for its deployment, such as the need to advance the understanding of policymakers, NGOs and the general public. Electricity companies’ challenges in ensuring sustainable, affordable and stable electricity production were also addressed.

Intro and moderator:

  • Vincent-Michel Duval, Executive Director, GSEP


    • Debbie Gray, Climate Policy Manager, IHA
    • Nour Eddine Fetian, Director, Central Production, ONÉE (virtual)
    • Joana Freitas, Executive Board Member, EDP Produção
    • Carine de Boissezon, Chief Impact Officer, EDF

    Watch the recording (in French) >