Description of the Project:
The financial contribution allows that SHP experts are visiting the potential site and write a short report summarising their assessment of the site including a recommendation of the next steps. The financial contribution reduces the barrier to tackle a new SHP project. On the other side, the requirements on the produced report guarantee that the output complies with some minima criteria. Additionally, the approval of the report creates an opportunity of incorporating a third and independent opinion. The project started already in the 90-ies and is since 2005 under the direction of and managed by Martin Bölli. Since 2012 the project is developed and coordinated under Skat Consulting Ltd. Up to today, over 600 potential Small Hydropower Sites in Switzerland have been studied.
Objective: Triggering new Small Hydropower projects
Results: over 600 potential Small Hydropower sites in Switzerland studied