Small-scale Hydro-electricity and Environment in France

Mission PHéE « Petite Hydroélectricité et Environnement »

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France - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region

2007 - 2012

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.

Funder partners
  • Région PACA
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)
  • PACA Region
  • Project leaders, project investors
  • Associations and institutions that represent different water use
  • Energy and water institutions and administrations

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