“The area of Aoos includes unique ecosystems and the utter priority regarding the future perspective of the area is the protection of these ecosystems, with special emphasis on water streams and rivers. Hence, further development of hydropower should stop, even in the form of small hydroelectric projects. Besides, the big hydropower plant of Piges Aoou has already caused a major intervention in Aoos river”, according to the authors of the ‘Study on Renewable Energy Sources in the Aoos Basin – Beyond Hydropower Exploitation’.
The study was conducted by Pindos Perivallontiki and Greek scientists, in the framework of the project ‘Saving Europe’s last free flowing wild river – Vjosa/Aoos’.
📷 Hydropower Plant at Piges Aoou – Vassilis Christou
📷 Aoos River Basin – Stamos Abatis
MedINA and Pindos Perivallontiki are the main Greek partners of the project.