||JORNADAS, CURSOS Y OTROS EVENTOS
|Sevilla (9 al 11 de octubre de 2017)
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HYDROPOWER
FIBES - Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos
Avda. Alcalde Luis Uruñuela, 1, 41000
The stunning city of Seville in the autonomous community of Andalusia, southern Spain, will provide
an ideal setting for the HYDRO 2017 International Conference and Exhibition.
Delegates will engage in discussions on all topical issues relating to hydropower, with emphasis on
international collaboration: working together in project planning and implementation to shape the future
of world hydropower development.
The Aqua~Media team is delighted to be bringing the
annual hydropower conference back to Spain,
following successful events in Barcelona (1995),
Granada (2007) and Bilbao (2012).
Spain has been, and continues to be, among Europe’s
leading countries for water resources development,
hydropower and pumped storage. Unevenly distributed
water resources, with southern areas suffering severe
droughts, led the country to develop a comprehensive
water management strategy and in particular a
National Hydrological Plan.
The country’s history of dam construction dates back to
the second century of the Christian era, with several
Roman dams still in operation for water supply, such as
Prosperina and Cornalvo.
Today there are 1082 large dams in operation, by
ICOLD’s definition, providing a total storage capacity of
56.5 km3. About 20 per cent of the dams have hydro
production as there sole purpose, and a further 12 per
cent are multipurpose, with hydro production as one of
Spain’s installed hydro capacity currently stands at
19.6 GW, which represents 18 per cent of the total.
Among the major Spanish hydro plants are Aldeadavila
(1139 MW, see photo above right) and Alcantara (915
MW). The largest of the country’s 25 pumped storage
plants is Cortes-La Muela (1720 MW). Hydro produces
around 43 TWh/year, which is about 17 per cent of
total production. Spain is a major developer of other
renewable sources of energy, particularly wind and
The Spanish Government, principal utilities and
industry warmly welcome the world hydro community
to Seville, where there will be a chance to learn about
Spanish past and present water resources
development, and to visit some of the most important
hydro and pumped-storage installations.
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