Statkraft latest company to undergo IHA training

OSLO, Norway 6/21/12 (PennWell) -- Employees of European renewable energy company Statkraft have been trained in the International Hydropower Association's Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

The protocol covers three pillars of sustainability defined by IHA as the "social, economic and environmental" effects of a project, amongst numerous other factors.

"The protocol is a tool to guide sustainability in the sector and provides a common language around which issues of sustainability can be discussed," says Douglas Smith, IHA sustainability specialist. "Training on the Protocol’s breadth of sustainability aspects and on how these are assessed forms an important part of an IHA Sustainability Partnership."

"Statkraft is known for its expertise and high standards when it comes to environmental protection and stakeholder engagement," says Statkraft official Tron Engebrethsen. "The Sustainability Partnership will allow us moreover to compare performances and spread systematically top-notch knowledge throughout the various countries in which we are active."

HydroWorld.com reported that Icelandic utility Landsvirkjun’s 84-MW Hvammur hydropower plant underwent an IHA evaluation in May. The utility operates 13 hydropower stations and provides more than 75% of Iceland’s power.

Landsvirkjun joins nine other organizations and companies that have become early adopters by agreeing to implement the protocol in at least one hydropower project within their spheres of influence, IHA says.

These IHA Sustainability Partners include: EDF, E.ON, Itaipu Binacional, Hydro Equipment Association, Hydro Tasmania, Landsvirkjun, Manitoba Hydro, Odebrecht, Sarawak Energy and Statkraft.

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