Small hydropower plants in Europe
The website of the European Small Hydropower Association – ESHA, www.esha.be, contains updates on small hydropower in Europe.
On this site ESHA published a series of documents essential to understanding the small hydropower including a database in hydropower for all member countries of the European Union, www.streammap.esha.be.
Small hydropower plants worldwide
Approximately 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
There is no international consensus on the definition of SHP. In China, it can refer to the capacity of up to 25 MW to 15 MW in India and in Sweden to 1,5 MW.
Asia, especially China, has become a leader in hydroelectricity.