ANNEX II - Small Scale Hydropower - IEA Implementing Agreement

Innovative Technologies

< Back
621-1 Hydro Valley Development Program
Social Acceptance


The main purpose of "Hydro-Valley Development Program" is to promote the development of small scale hydroelectric power plants for local consumption in regional public authorities (cities, towns, villages, etc.), where the generated electricity is consumed by themselves for local vitalization and/or creation of dream-home-town. The "Study of Hydro-Valley Planning/Development" is the feasibility study of hydropotential supported by the government, and to promote the developments of hydropower.

Features & Advantages

  • The Promotion Survey for Hydro-Valley Development Program focuses on the following:Investigation of power generation plans, demand planning, and demand balance, determining the scale of development, establishment of power supply plans, investigation of funding plans, investigation of the development and operational management systems, evaluation of economics, and overall investigations.
  • The Related Survey for Hydro-Valley Development Program focuses on the following: Geological surveys (eg. boring surveys), and preparation of topographical maps (plan, longitudinal and horizontal sections).

Technology Owner

New Energy Foundation, Hydropower Head Office, Technical Department — www.nef.or.jp


Innovative Technologies
To learn more, click on the icon(s) below

Welcome to the Small Hydro Gateway!

The Small Hydro Atlas has been redesigned.

The Small Hydro Gateway has been redesigned and updated to take full advantage of the benefits of the web. New features have been added including a comprehensive database of small hydro innovative technologies.

If you are involved in the small-hydro industry, we welcome your collaboration and invite you to register on the site. By registering you will have access to resources and information and we will be able to keep you updated on the activities of the IEA Hydropower Small Hydro Annex, our ongoing work and upcoming events.

Thank you. We hope you find the new Small-Hydro Gateway useful and informative!

Kearon Bennett, P. Eng.,
Operating Agent and Secretary
Annex II, Small Hydro
IEA Hydropower Agreement