Future
OF HYDRO

PROGRAMME

Join us on Wednesday 31 January and Thursday 1 February 2024 in Lausanne (Switzerland) to discuss the future of hydropower and the power grid and meet with the 19 partner organisations behind the XFLEX HYDRO research and innovation project.

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News

Hydro plant upgrades benefit the power grid. And the environment.

The first results of XFLEX HYDRO upgrades have been presented in Switzerland. The technological solutions meet expectations.

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NEWS

Run-of-river hydropower plant tests hydro-battery-hybrid

The Vogelgrun hydropower plant is testing how a battery energy storage system (BESS) can increase the flexibility of the plant.

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full-scale applications

BATTERY/ TURBINE HYBRID

TESTED AT: VOGELGRUN, FRANCE

ENHANCED FIXED SPEED

TESTED AT: ALTO LINDOSO (HIGH HEAD) AND CANICADA, PORTUGAL (MEDIUM HEAD)

HYDRAULIC SHORT CIRCUIT

(REVERSIBLE FRANCIS) TESTED AT: ALQUEVA

HYDRAULIC SHORT CIRCUIT

(PELTON) TESTED AT GRAND'MAISON, FRANCE

VARIABLE SPEED (DFIM)

TESTED AT: FRADES 2, PORTUGAL

VARIABLE SPEED (FSFC)

TESTED AT Z'MUTT SWITZERLAND

Partners

Alpiq
Andritz
Armines
CEA
EDF
EDP
EPFL
GE Renewable Energy
HES SO
IHA
INESCTEC
MINES Paris Tech
New World Energy
PVE
SuperGrid Institute
UPC
Universitat Stuttgart
Voith
Zabala
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Grand'Maison

Grand'Maison is a pumped storage hydropower plant featuring twelve 150 MW units, consisting of four Pelton turbines and eight reversible pump-turbines.

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Z'mutt, Switzerland

Z’Mutt is the largest pumped storage hydropower plant of the Grand Dixence hydroelectric complex, featuring five units with a total pumping power of 88 MW.

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Assessing low-cost ways to increase hydropower’s services at Alqueva

The Alqueva pumped storage hydropower plant in Portugal is exploring three low capital expenditure opportunities to increase the plant’s services to the electricity grid.

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Knowledge Hub

Engineering

Implementing flexible technologies in practice

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Engineering

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

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Business

Connecting initiatives

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General

Communication and dissemination

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Engineering

Smart Power Plant Supervisor

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General

Vogelgrun demonstration project video

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