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September 26, 2022

Finish line in view for the XFLEX Hydro project

HEIDENHEIM, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022. One of the most ambitious research and technology projects in the energy sector is entering its last phase, with less than a year to go before completion.

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June 7, 2022

French hydropower plant aims to increase efficiency and flexibility

The Grand'Maison hydropower plant in the French Alps is testing how Hydraulic Short Circuit (HSC) technology can enable the simultaneous use of very high head pumps and Pelton turbines, using smart digital controls.

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April 21, 2022

Major step forward as Vogelgrun battery system arrives

A battery energy storage system (BESS) container to be used in the XFLEX HYDRO initiative arrived at EDF’s Volgelgrun hydropower plant on 1 April 2021.

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April 8, 2022

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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December 21, 2021

View the latest videos about the demonstrations

The XFLEX HYDRO project has launched new videos about five of the six demonstration projects…

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November 19, 2021

EU smart hydropower initiative passes milestone at COP26

The €18 million joint project by 19 leading utilities, equipment manufacturers, universities, research centres, consultancies, including…

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September 20, 2021

Advances in hydropower tech can support renewable power system security

At the World Hydropower Congress, participants in the EU-funded energy innovation project XFLEX HYDRO presented the extraordinary advances in digital…

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August 21, 2021

Demand for smart hydropower tech to grow rapidly according to industry survey

Demand is expected to soar for innovative new hydropower technologies which provide flexibility and resilience for electricity grids…

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December 23, 2020

An introduction to flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower

XFLEX HYDRO has launched its first progress report.

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December 23, 2020

Key performance indicators: tracking progress of the project innovations

Research institute and university The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), is leading work to assess the impact of XFLEX HYDRO’s demonstrations on hydro plant operations and maintenance.

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