Within the scope of SwissEnergy, the Small Hydropower programme focuses on small-scale hydropower plants and supports a variety of players in their efforts from original concept through to operation. The programme aims to promote small hydropower by supporting the exploitation of the existing potential and including the interests of other players at the earliest possible stage. It attaches a great deal of importance to direct contact with all involved players, as well as to working closely together with the relevant trade and industry associations.
The main activities of the Small Hydropower programme are as follows:
Research and development were integrated into the Hydropower research programme in 2008.