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European Small Hydropower Association

Identification number in the register: 94183108926-09
Registration date: 07/06/2012 16:02:36

The information on this entity was last modified on: 26/05/2014 16:25:37
The date of the last annual update was: 26/05/2014 16:25:37

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

European Small Hydropower Association

ESHA

AISBL

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Rue d'Arlon, 63-67
Brussels 1040
BELGIUM

(+32) 25461945

(+32) 25461947

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.

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Marko Gospodjinacki

President

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Dirk Hendricks

Secretary General

    Goals / remit

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.

European

    Activities

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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

3

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 12/09/2014 10/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Regional Policy

    Membership and affiliation

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

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 50,000  €

0 €

130,000 €

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.