Association GERES

Small-scale Hydro-electricity and Environment in France (PHéE)

Technical sheet

technical sheet


PHeELocation : France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

Dates : 2007-2012

Co-animation with Maison Régionale de l'Eau (MRE)
Technical partners : Water Authority Rhône-Mediterranean-Corsica, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME PACA), DREAL (Direction Régionale de l'Environnement, de l'Aménagement et du Logement), ONEMA (Office National de l'Eau et des Milieux Aquatiques), Region PACA

Financial partners: ADEME PACA, Region PACA
Beneficiaries :
  • Project leaders, project investors
  • Associations and institutions that represent different water use
  • Energy and water institutions and administrations

Project description

Project description


PHéE mission "Small-scale Hydro-electricity & Environment" intends to support the development and optimization of small-scale hydro-electricity projects that protect aquatic environments and produce renewable energy. These concerns are now legitimated by two European directives which set ambitious targets: ecologically healthy water by 2015 and 23% of electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2020.


The PHéE initiative has produced various tools designed to build a common culture of small-scale hydro-electricity in the PACA region: technical reference documents, website and events.  Around a dozen projects are helped towards environmental excellence every year, which means permanent mobilization of the economic, regulatory and institutional stakeholders in the sector.