16 July 2019 – Evgeniy Tikhonov, Business Development Director of En+ Group, has been appointed to the board of the International Hydropower Association ("IHA"). Mr Tikhonov was re-elected to a two-year term alongside representatives from other leading hydropower companies, such as EDF and Hydro-Québec.
He will be the sole representative for South and Central Asia, covering, among other nations, Russia, Kazakhstan and India. Mr Tikhonov will help guide the IHA’s work and advise on its priorities for the period.
The Board of the IHA governs the organization with a focus on the following aspects:
Sustainability of hydropower
Climate risks mitigation
Integration of renewables on a global scale
Providing guidance for the development of hydropower globally
Crafting international hydropower regulation policies
The IHA is a non-profit membership organisation formed in 1995 under the auspices of UNESCO to advance good practice for sustainable hydropower. The organisation aims to create an open and trusted platform for knowledge exchange and seeks to engage stakeholders on policies and strategies that strengthen the sector’s performance.
Evgeniy Tikhonov, Strategy and Development Director at En+ Group, said:
“It is an honour to be selected for the board of the IHA. The organisation has a long history steering hydropower producers around the world towards best practice and leading the way on sustainability. I look forward to joining my fellow board members in helping the organisation shape the future of our sector.”
Richard Taylor,IHA Chief Executive, said:“These distinguished individuals bring a tremendous wealth of experience from across the sector and offer diverse perspectives on hydropower activities worldwide. I would like to congratulate our board members, especially those elected for the first time.
Through the board, our members and our partners, IHA is committed to advance sustainable hydropower. Our programmes build and share knowledge on hydropower’s role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.”