Tuesday 14 May 2019 | 08:30-13:00 | room: Mansart 2 + VLD
While global statistics on the performance of existing hydropower assets are not readily available, there are a number of documented cases, especially in developing countries, where hydropower has been shown to be under-performing.
Local conditions such as weak regulatory environments, inadequate contractual arrangements, poor governance and insufficient financing for O&M can explain such cases. But poor performance can also be correlated to lack of capacity and training in operation and maintenance of hydropower assets.
As a follow-up to the O&M workshop in Addis Ababa, the World Bank, with the support of Swiss cooperation, has collaborated with IHA to develop a guidance note that will support decision makers and O&M practitioners in planning O&M strategies aiming at improving & sustaining the performance of existing or new hydropower assets.
This has been achieved through consultation with the sector and the development of case studies that illustrate good O&M strategies and practices.
The objectives of this workshop are to provide a synopsis on the content of the World Bank Guidance Note for preparing O&M Strategies and to invite participants to identify where there may be gaps or major revisions required that could be addressed in final version.
The workshop will identify good practices, opportunities and barriers towards the preparation and implementation of O&M strategies through group discussions with participants and experts from various sectors of the hydropower industry.
The session will also illustrate good practice in O&M across the global fleet of hydro, through presentations on a number of case studies.