The British Hydropower Association (BHA) is the professional trade body representing the interests of the UK hydropower industry and its associated stakeholders in the wider community at regional, national and global levels. The BHA is not government-funded.
Our vision translates into the following aims and objectives:
Membership is open to any organisation or individual involved in or with an interest in hydropower. Members include design and consulting engineers in all disciplines, developers/owners, contractors, operators, all-scale generators, equipment and component manufacturers and suppliers, project managers, financiers and investors, insurers, environmental specialists etc.
The diversity of our industry and the expertise within it demonstrates that we can provide excellent supply chain solutions on a global scale.
The BHA promotes hydropower, the pioneer of renewable energy, both at home and abroad, increasing awareness of its quality and scope.
The BHA has grown since its establishment as a trade association in the mid-1990s, and we have continued to move from strength to strength, raising our profile and being recognised as the leading representative of the UK hydropower industry.
Our Membership Is Our Strength
The BHA holds a pivotal position for our industry
We have played a key role in representing our sector and in winning policy and regulatory support, working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [BEIS] the Valuation Office Agency, devolved governments, devolved regulators and other government departments. We are members of a wide variety of government working groups, regulatory liaison groups and Task and Finish groups in Scotland and Wales.
We work closely with several other groups and organisations collaborating in a variety of projects and activities and we enjoy close links with other professional and academic institutions.
Our conferences, forums, networking events and other activities bring together the whole of the industry to share experiences and forge relationships, strengthening the industry and promoting growth.
We encourage our members to be active within the association so that we can maintain a focused strategic direction to support and represent the sector as effectively as possible.
The BHA holds a pivotal position and will continue responding to political challenges and securing support for key initiatives, delivering an essential service to our members.