The RESTOR Hydro Map is a tool which provides authoritative information on the hydropower potential of historic water wheels and mills, inoperative hydropower stations, weir sites, and other lateral river structures, covering the entire EU-27 region.
The data collected is freely available to regional authorities, municipalities, local hydropower developers, researchers and any other interested members of the public.
Access the RESTOR Hydro Map here
Access the RESTOR HYDRO MAP e-flyer here
The database enables us to identify the location and outline the characteristics of historic sites with potential for hydropower generation, encouraging the creation of energy cooperatives and facilitating project development.
The total number of existing historic small and micro hydropower sites in Europe is estimated to be around 350,000. Within the RESTOR Hydro project, data is currently being collected for 50,000 sites.