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 Summer Hydro Forum - CALL FOR PAPERS
Our 3rd Summer Forum will be held on the 25th June 2013 at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Call for Papers
New FiTs 100-500kW hydro band approved!
The European Commission has formally approved the notification of State Aid for the changes to FiTs resulting from Phase 2B of the Comprehensive Review. This means that the introduction of the new 100-500kW hydro band is effective from 15th March 2013. See Ofgem's Feed-in-Tariff tables for the latest rates.
NEW Hydropower Training Course - FULLY BOOKED!
The BHA's iinaugural two-day hydropower training course , providing an introduction to the technology, its application, and a broader knowledge of the requirements and implications of developing a hydro scheme is now FULLY BOOKED! Further training courses are planned and will be publicised in due course.
70 years of hydropower celebrated!
Happy Birthday! It has been 70 years since large-scale hydropower started in Scotland and celebrations to mark this landmark will take place throughout the year.