Protecting the environment by promoting the use of hydropower
WELCOME to the website of the British Hydropower Association. The BHA promotes the hydropower industry in the UK and abroad and aims to increase the awareness of its quality and scope in the wider world. Hydropower, or water power, is one of the most reliable, predictable and least environmentally intrusive of all renewable energies. The BHA strives to ensure that its potential is realised.
The hydropower sector in the United Kingdom is going through an exciting phase. Government policy to limit carbon emissions has given us the opportunity to develop hydropower projects which previously would have been unviable. Businesses, communities and individuals are now involved and are playing their part in in the fight against climate change. In turn this has stimulated interest in the manufacturing and service sectors. There is also a massive overseas market to be addressed. This will only get bigger as the importance of hydropower as a tried and tested renewable energy technology is realised.
The BHA is the only UK trade association which solely addresses the demands of the growing hydropower sector. The expertise we can call upon is the best and most experienced that is available.
We hope that you find our website interesting and useful and please consider joining the BHA to share in the exciting progress of an “old” new industry.
David Williams, BHA CEO
Latest News and Events
BHA Annual Dinner 2014 - book your table now!
27th March 2014 - Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Environment Agency delays decision on flow rates for hydro schemes
The EA decided on a hybrid flows proposal after results from the April 2013 consulation were analysed, but this proposal was not adopted by the EA Board and they have thrown the whole issue back into the melting pot. Click HERE for more details.
How does hydropower affect fish populations?
A paper by former BHA Chairman, Andrew Frazer, delivered at Energy Now Expo gives evidence.