HydroNews - The Americas

Harnessing Hydropower:

Empowering the Energy Transition in the Americas

Dear valued customers, 

In the wake of COP28 and growing climate concerns, the need for sustainable energy solutions has never been more evident. Against this backdrop, the great sweep of the Americas from North to South is ready to meet the challenge with a cleaner, greener future. The backbone of this transition is hydropower and pumped storage. Both enable the effective integration of the huge volumes of solar and wind generation that are needed to achieve independence from fossil fuels.

ANDRITZ is proud to be a key partner on this journey of transformation. With our unwavering commitment to ­innovation and excellence, we are driving the development of hydropower infrastructure across North, Central, and South America. In this special edition of our Customer Magazine, we shine a spotlight on the indispensable role that hydropower and innovative energy solutions, such as synchronous condensers, play in shaping the future energy landscape of the Americas.

Hydropower stands as a beacon of sustainability, providing a vast, reliable, and renewable energy source that is essential for meeting ambitious carbon reduction targets. As countries strive to mitigate the effects of climate change the scalability and flexibility of hydropower becomes ever more valuable. 

ANDRITZ is dedicated to advancing the rehabilitation and upgrading of existing hydropower infrastructure throughout the Americas. By modernizing aging facilities and improving operational efficiency, we are extending the lifespan of critical assets while minimizing any environmental impact. Through our cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities located strategically across the region, we strengthen local economies and foster further innovation in the hydropower sector.

Energy makes a vital contribution to people's quality of life, to society and to human progress. This is the case today and will remain so in the future. Working together with the people of the Americas, ANDRITZ is committed to making that future clean, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Schwab
Senior Vice President ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH



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The Americas in short

Two continents, 35 Countries

The Americas make up the largest part of the Earth's western hemisphere. Stretching approximately 15,000 km (9,320 mi) from the northernmost point, Kaffeklubben Island, which is also the northernmost point on Earth, to the southernmost point, the islands of South Thule, the American landmass spans a vast distance.

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