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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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  • 15.07.14 - Brussels

    New EU Parliament, new Opportunities for SHP

    With a new EU Parliament in place, politicians in Brussels will discuss EU policy and legislation processes relevant to the small hydropower sector. Energy policy will play a major role in the next EU legislation period. The debates and decisions by EU institutions will take place within the frame of three headwords, namely sustainability, affordability and reliability – topics on which ESHA advocates to key decision-makers the various valuable solutions and opportunities which the small hydropower sector offers. 

    This is a crucial time and opportunity for ESHA and its members to campaingn for improved market conditions for the hydropower sector, removal of any barriers to hydropower development and an increase in hydro-electricity production in Europe.

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  • 15.07.14 - Brussels

    MEET ESHA AT HYDRO 2014 AT LAKE COMO, ITALY!

    Take the opportunity and meet the ESHA staff at stand 371 at the International Conference and Exhibition HYDRO 2014 in Cernobbio at Lake Como in Italy between 13 and 15 October 2014. In addition, ESHA will present its latest results from the EU co-financed project RESTOR Hydro. Find more information about the event here.

     

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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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