Webinar: New XFLEX HYDRO report on flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower

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This webinar will present a new XFLEX HYDRO report titled ‘Flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower’, by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC).

Contributing authors are: The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Power Vision Engineering (PVE), SuperGrid Institute, the International Hydropower Association (IHA), EDP Centre for New Energy Technologies (EDP CNET) and The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

XFLEX HYDRO is an ambitious €18m energy innovation project demonstrating how more flexible hydro assets can help countries and regions to meet their renewable energy targets. The project is testing flexibility technologies across seven sites in Portugal, France and Switzerland, including pumped storage, reservoir storage and run-of-river plants. These technologies cover smart digital controls, enhanced fixed- and variable -speed units, hydraulic short circuiting, and hybridisation with an electro-chemical battery. The four-year, EU-funded project involves 19 organisations, and will conclude in 2023 by delivering recommendations to increase deployment of these technologies across the European hydro fleet. The project results will have implications for the global power sector.

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