This brochure has been developed under SHERPA project â€“ Small Hydro Energy Efficient Promotion Campaign Action. SHERPA is a European Funded Project in the framework of the Intelligent Energy for Europe Programme (IEE). SHERPA aims to make a significant contribution in reducing the barriers that are currently hindering the development of SHP, addressing the challenges and contributing to the uptake of SHP in the new enlarged European Union. The result of SHERPA will not only increase the awareness of politicians and decision makers on SHP as a key renewable energy source, but will also create favourable framework conditions for the further uptake of SHP within the European Union. The project specifically addresses the issue of environmental performance of SHP plants, as well as a comprehensive territorial planning approach at the level of water bodies. ESHA, the European Small Hydropower Association, is the European co-ordinator of this project, which includes eight additional partners: SSHA (Slovenia), LHA (Lithuania), APER (Italy), SERO (Sweden), IED (France), IWHW (Austria), EC BREC/CLN (Poland), ADEME (France).
This brochure has been coordinated by Sara Gollessi and Giulia Valerio from APER (Italy). We wish to thank ESHA staff for the revision and other SHERPA partners for their contributions.