SP5 aims to find solutions and answers related to sustainable policymaking, effective cross-border regulation, social acceptance and stakeholder engagement, with regard to this new role of hydropower in the European renewable energy transition. To maximize the benefits of hydropower in a low carbon energy system, policymakers require a better understanding of possible ways and methods to balance the environmental, economic, and social concerns of hydropower production. It is therefore an objective of this SP to improve the knowledge base for policymakers, project developers, hydropower companies and the public concerning planning, deployment and social acceptance of hydropower infrastructure.
Protest against Hydropower in Belgrade. Photo: Radomir Duvnjak
SP 5 Coordinator :
Berit Köhler, NINA
Email : Berit.Kohler@nina.no
SP 5 Vice-Coordinator :
Patrick Hendrick, BERA
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org