Looking at Small Hydropower in Europe

Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 80
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Looking at Small Hydropower in Europe
The role of water as a multi-faceted necessity for humans cannot be more stressed upon since as many adaptive uses that were demanded of it by civilizations; water has met most of them or in some cases - all. Nature’s most wonderful resource never ceases to amaze imaginations as it proves to be a resource with the capacity to generate power in many forms whether be it hydropower or steam power to produce electricity to power communities and their needs.

The historical nature of water as a resource to civilizations can be gauged by the early uses of Hydropower which was used for irrigation, milling of grain, textile manufacture, and the operation of sawmills. Imperial Rome was one of the first nations to pioneer the organized usage of exploiting energy from moving water wherein water powered mills produced flour from grain, and in China and the rest of the Far East, hydraulically operated "pot wheel" pumps raised water into irrigation canals.

There is no international consensus on the definition of small hydropower (SHP). In China, it can refer to capacities of up to 25 MW, in India up to 15 MW and in Sweden small means up to 1.5 MW. However, a capacity of up to 10 MW total is becoming the generally accepted norm by ESHA, the European Commission and UNIPEDE (International Union of Producers and Distributors of Electricity).

The trend towards SHP in Europe has been enhanced by the European Commission’s White Paper on renewable energy and by the EU Renewable Electricity Directive (RES-e Directive).

Aruvian's R'search now brings to you a new research report focusing on Small Hydropower in Europe. The report – Looking at Small Hydropower in Europe – looks at the basics of SHP and follows the development throughout Europe. Analyzing the status of SHP in the various EU countries, this report provides a comprehensive coverage of Small Hydropower in Europe.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. SMALL HYDROPOWER IN EUROPE

B.1 Introduction
B.2 Decline in SHP Development
B.3 Boosting Development
B.4 Market Overview
B.5 The SHP Industry & Technologies
B.6 Market Prospects
B.7 SHP Plants in Operation
B.8 SHP - Contribution to the Gross Electricity Generation
B.7 SHP Manufacturing Industry
  B.7.1 SHP Support Mechanisms
  B.7.2 Environmental Issues in SHP Development
  B.7.3 Outlook of Installed Capacity & Electricity Generation
B.8 SHP Economics & Costs

C. ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRATION OF SMALL HYDROPOWER PLANTS

C.1 Environmental Impact
C.2 Environmental Solutions
C.3 Looking at Multipurpose Plants
C.4 Problems with Noise Emissions
C.5 Case Studies – Environmental Integration of SHP
C.5.1 Backbarrow Plant in UK
C.5.2 Kavarskas Site in Lithuania
C.5.3 Troistorrents in Switzerland

D. SMALL HYDROPOWER IN THE EU

D.1 Austria
D.2 Belgium
D.3 Bulgaria
D.4 Czech Republic
D.5 Denmark
D.6 Estonia
D.7 France
D.8 Greece
D.9 Hungary
D.10 Ireland
D.11 Italy
D.12 Latvia
D.13 Lithuania
D.14 Poland
D.15 Portugal
D.16 Romania
D.17 Slovakia
D.18 Slovenia
D.19 Spain
D.20 Sweden
D.21 The Netherlands
D.22 Turkey
D.23 United Kingdom
D.24 The Water Framework Directive

E. APPENDIX

F. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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