Pico Hydro: presentation of a pico hydro power plant in particular in France
Summary: Mr and Mrs X from 1985 live an isolated house located down a mountainside in the Alps de Haute Provence (04).
When they moved in 1985, Mr and Mrs X performed a connection request to the grid from EDF but the connection cost is prohibitive, they preferred to produce on-site electricity from energy that can provide the stream that runs through their land.
Mr X knew the technology and he wanted to be independent in energy level. Mr and Mrs X have therefore chosen to install a small hydroelectric plant (at their expense because the subsidies did not exist), that would provide free electricity after the repayment of the facility.