„Small-Scale Hydro“ stands for a special kind of hydropower. A kind that has particularly high potential. Rare is “small, but powerful” so applicable.
Advantages small / medium water plants
Hydropower is a world-leading industry. Smaller hydropower plants with a capacity of one to ten megawatts, also referred to as “Small Hydro”, represent a niche within this market, a niche that is not only ecologically but also economically attractive – and shows untapped potential in some regions.
Sustainable — in terms of environment and cash flow
Small hydropower plants combine the advantages of hydropower and decentralized energy generation. Moreover, their mature and proven technology is characterized by low lifecycle costs: the relatively simple mechanical design allows an operating period of 50 years and more without major renewal investments. Due to their manageable size, the plants are built relatively quickly and generate cash flows promptly after the start of the investment. Stable and sustainable cash flows combined with low operating costs provide an operating EBITDA margin of more than 80% resulting in a very attractive risk / return profile with good asset protection.