Small hydropower stations in Greece: The local people's attitudes in a mountainous prefecture

C. Malesios, G. Arabatzis

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During the last years, it has become evident that operation of hydropower stations creates discussions and different views on the local communities. Especially, although the issue of operation of small hydropower (SHP) stations or plants is of considerable interest in Greece, almost no study has been conducted to investigate the current status of Greek citizens’ attitudes towards utilization of the available hydropower potential through SHP. The present study, therefore, aims to examine in the prefecture of Ioannina, Greece, the local people's attitudes on operation of SHP stations in connection with the increased public interest for environmental and social dimensions of small hydropower stations, and to determine how these attitudes change with respect to various factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2492-2510
JournalRenewable and sustainable energy reviews
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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