HEA will in future also represent the interests of smaller equipment suppliers. These companies include Mecamidi (France), Litostroj (Slovenia), and Stellba (Germany).

Together with HEA founding members Alstom Power Hydro (France), Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation (Germany) and VA Tech Hydro/Andritz (Austria), the new members of HEA through HEA-E strive to cooperate with the European Small Hydro Association (ESHA) as well as with the European Renewable Council (EREC) and to also directly represent the interests of the whole hydro industry on a European Union level.

‘We are confident that with HEA-E, the interests of all hydro equipment suppliers in the European Union can be represented much better’, said Jean-Pierre Corbet, who will be in the Board for the newly founded European branch.