The main purpose of the Lithuanian Hydropower Association (LHA) is to promote the development of hydropower in our country. The Association involves both bigger plants (the rivers of Nemunas and Neris or hydropower stations whose power is more than 10 MW) and smaller hydropower plants (the rest of the rivers that amount to the total power of hydropower stations is less than 10 MW), including hydropower which is got by accumulating water. Independent (or private) producers of electricity are promoted. Members: LHA has got about 80 members and supporters. Most of them are directly linked with hydropower stations (HPS). They are owners of HPS, farmers, workers in the field of energy and environment, scientists, lecturers and students associated with water or energetic engineering.
LHA consults its members with technical and juridical hydropower questions. It represents everyone’s interests preparing Lithuanian legal documents in energetic, environment and other regulation spheres. LHA arranges different seminars, conferences, trips to interesting objects of HPS in order to get acquainted with modern technologies. The arranged group of scientific search has prepared several brochures on various studies, hydropower technical, environmental, juridical questions to the Ministries and departments of the country. LHA has links with many other associations of hydropower and hydrology of analogical countries. Since 1994 the interests of LHA have been represented at the small association of hydropower in Europe (ESHA). The members of the association have links with the media. They write articles, take part in different TV or radio shows, making hydropower popular.