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Profile of registrant

European Small Hydropower Association

Identification number in the register: 94183108926-09
Registration date: 07/06/12 16:02:36

The information on this organisation was last modified on 26/05/14 16:25:37
The date of the last annual update was 26/05/14 16:25:37


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: European Small Hydropower Association
Acronym: ESHA
Legal status: AISBL
Website address: http://www.esha.be

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Marko Gospodjinacki
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Dirk Hendricks
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 63-67 Rue d'Arlon 
Brussels 1040
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 25461945
Fax number: (+32) 25461947
Other contact information: 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.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: The President and the 2 members of the secretariat.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Dirk Hendricks 12/09/14 10/09/15

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Policy work

Goal: to pro-actively participate in policy-making processes to promote SHP-specific issues

Activities:

- WFD: 5 CIS working groups
- Research needs & funding (FP 7, Horizon 2020)
- Support to national associations
- Certification
- Monitoring of RES Directive developments, future EU energy scenarios, EU Water strategy
- Development of priorities & campaign plans

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Regional Policy

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




ESHA is a founding member of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). It is a member of the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 130,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The Secretariat of ESHA has annual running costs of around 200.000 Euros. 60% of this costs are covered by membership fees. Other sources of income is a small contribution through EU sponsored projects and ESHA events.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.