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Webinar: Progress update on the XFLEX HYDRO project

This webinar presented an update on the XFLEX HYDRO project.

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World Hydropower Congress 2021 – Part Two

Part two of the online World Hydropower Congress session ‘Smart hydropower: extending power…

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Frades 2 demonstration project video 2021

Frades 2 is a new 780 MW pumped storage hydropower plant in northern Portugal

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World Hydropower Congress 2021 – Part one

Part one of the online World Hydropower Congress session ‘Smart hydropower: extending power…

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Z’Mutt demonstration project video 2021

Z’Mutt is a pumping station located in Canton Valais, Switzerland

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Alqueva demonstration project video 2021

Alqueva is a pumped storage scheme in southern Portugal that was built in two phases…

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Vogelgrun demonstration project video 2021

Vogelgrun is a 142 MW run-of-river hydropower plant in France, situated near the border with Germany…

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Grand'Maison demonstration project video 2021

Sitting in the French Alps, Grand'Maison is Europe’s largest pumped storage plant at 1,800 MW…

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Alto Lindoso & Canicada demonstration project video 2021

Caniçada is a 70 MW hydropower plant with reservoir storage…

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Flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower report

Exploring the emerging opportunities for hydropower plants to provide new short-term flexibility…

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Why do we need hydropower in the clean energy transition?

Find out more about why hydropower's support of variable renewables, such as wind and solar…

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Flexibility Market

The deployment of any flexible technology depends, among other things, on assessment of its cost-benefits and socio-environmental impacts.

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Smart Power Plant Supervisor

The next step is developing an innovative methodology to integrate and fully utilise the demonstrated hydro technologies at new and existing hydropower assets

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Vogelgrun demonstration project video

The Vogelgrun demonstration involves adding a small-scale electro-chemical battery to work in hybrid with one of the plant’s turbines.

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XFLEX Hydro technology models’ documentation

To evaluate the performance of different hydroelectric technologies and solutions under development…

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Flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower webinar

Videos of the three presentations and the live Q&As from the webinar…

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Ancillary Services Matrix - stage 1

This is the first stage of the ancillary services matrix, which will guide development and technology…

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Creating an Ancillary Services Matrix

Understanding the power and energy services needed to balance the grid, both now and in the future, is an important first step.

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Technologies

The project will demonstrate a set of innovative hydroelectric technologies at selected sites across Europe…

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Roadmap and guidance

Using laboratory research and real-life demonstrations, the project will inform professionals and decision-makers, who will be convened at regular intervals.

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Communication and dissemination

Sharing knowledge during the four year project will raise awareness of XFLEX HYDRO and disseminate project outcomes to stakeholders.

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Connecting initiatives

Links to other projects and initiatives relevant to XFLEX HYDRO.

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