Current Status of Small Hydropower Plants (SHP) Application in Southeast European Countries

Guzović, Zvonimir and Rašković, Predrag and Christoforidou, T. Lily (2012) Current Status of Small Hydropower Plants (SHP) Application in Southeast European Countries. = Current Status of Small Hydropower Plants (SHP) Application in Southeast European Countries. In: 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 01-06.07.2012., Ohrid, Makedonija.

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In the project SMART (Strategies to proMote small scAle hydro electRicity producTion in Europe) from the programme IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) 7 institutions from 5 European states participate: Province of Cremona – Italy ; CESI RICERCA SPA – Italy ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb – Croatia ; Karlovac County – Croatia ; Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Norway ; Regional Secretariat of Attica - Greece and Energieagentur Waldviertel – Austria. The SMART proposal address to important the non-technological legal/administrative barriers for the expansion of small-scale hydro electricity production inEurope: the lack of suitable support methodologies and tools able to create a clear view of the mini-hydro potential in the territory, the complexity of the legal/administrative processes to obtain concessions, the economical/financial attraction of private investors. Main objective of project is to give clear contributions to pull down these non-technological barriers, as helpful tools for European, national, regional and local authority decision-makers for increasing the implementation of small-scale hydro electricity plants (SHP). Therefore, the partners are analyzed the normatives about SHP in different EU countries (both in partners countries and in the neighboring countries), giving the general overview of the situation of SHP implementation, institutions responsible for making and executing acts (laws), rules, permissions and procedures, review of the normatives and mention to forms of state support for SHP electricity production. Now in this paper, the results of this analyse for Southeast European Countries (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Monte Negro, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Albania and Greece) will be presented. Also in the paper, both the inalienable principles (a mention to competing uses of water) regarding the right to use water and the authorization of SHP and kinds of permits in mentioned countries will be presented. On the basis of critical review of different regulations, the weak and the strong points of different regulations and most important conflicts related to the use of water will be determined. On the end, strategies, recommendations, methodologies and tools to improve the existing regulations and pull down the non-technological legal/administrative barriers will be proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (Croatian): Project SMART (Strategies to proMote small scAle hydro electRicity producTion in Europe), Small Hydropower Plants (SHP), Current Status of Application, Southeast European Countries
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 530 Chair of Turbomachinery
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2016 10:26

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