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ESHA at a glance

The European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) represents the interest of the hydropower sector by promoting the benefits and opportunities of hydropower at EU level. The association campaigns for improved market conditions for the hydropower sector, removal of any barriers to hydropower development and an increase in hydro-electricity production in Europe.

 

ESHA serves as a platform for stakeholders in the hydropower field by providing its members with key information and briefings on EU policies and legislation, by promoting networking among hydropower stakeholders and by creating synergies within the renewable energy and other relevant sectors.

 

ESHA is a federation of European national hydropower associations as well as members from all sectors of the hydropower field, such as equipment manufacturers, public utilities, independent producers, research institutes, investors, industry and consultants.

 

ESHA, founded in 1989 as an initiative of the European Commission, is ideally located with other Renewable Energy Associations in the Renewable Energy House in Brussels just a block away from the European institutions.

 

 

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  • 23.04.14 - Brussels

    INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF SMALL HYDRO DEVELOPMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA- PAPER BY ARE

    ARE (Alliance for Rural Electrification) have released a paper that focuses on the innovative aspects of small hydro to make it a competitive technology for rural development with case studies from Smart Hydro Power, UNIDO- Regional Center for Small Hydro-Power in Africa, Fundacion Solar, Guatemala, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

    The paper provides detailed technical information, explains the considerable benefits of small hydro as well as its role in reducing energy poverty and creating business development. Detailed case studies are given that outline possible challenges for SHP development within Latin America with viable economical and sustainable solutions provided. It also addresses the current challenges, opportunities and public sector support for small hydro in Latin America. 

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  • 22.04.14 - Brussels

    NEW MANUAL FOR THE STANDARDS OF SHP DEVELOPMENT BY AHEC AND IIT ROORKEE 

    A comprehensive set of guidelines for small hydro development were released at the Alternate Hydro Energy Centre(AHEC) , Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR) India on Feb 03, 2014. The exercise of developing guidelines specifically for small scale hydropower projects with the sponsorship of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India in 2006 and are the first edition.  

    They can be accessed at- 

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  • 26.03.14 - Brussels

    EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LUNCH DEBATE ON 3rd APRIL HOSTED BY RICHARD SEEBER- PRESIDENT OF THE EP WATER GROUP

    The European Small Hydropower Association cordially invites you to an informative lunch in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament on Thursday, 3 April 2014, from 12h45 onwards. The event is hosted by MEP Richard Seeber, President of the EP Water Group.

    During this lunch, we will present you the latest figures about Europe’s hydropower potential and its contribution to its current and future renewable energy mix. As pumped hydropower storage will play an important role, we would like to discuss with you the IEE project stoRE (www.store-project.eu) results and recommendations concerning the environmentally friendly development of pumped hydropower storage.

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