Individuals who would like to develop and operate a small hydropower station need a sound understanding of both the technical and business aspects. In light of this need, EBP has developed a guideline that offers practical information about the issues of ownership, collaboration and financing.
To support current and future power station developers and owners, we have elaborated a practical guideline that is based on an examination of the relevant literature, an evaluation of numerous hydropower projects and around 15 interviews with industry experts. The guideline presents a number of ownership, collaboration and financing models that can be applied to small hydropower stations, and highlights the factors that will need to be taken into consideration for successful project realization. The guideline is addressed to interested individuals who would like to realize a small hydropower station and who want to gain a comprehensive overview of the business aspects of such an undertaking.