Implementing flexible technologies in practice

Key words: guidelines, Replicability, Key performance indicators, Testing, Modelling

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We fed our hydropower turbine data to an AI machine. What happened next was astonishing.

Jean-Louis Drommi shares a groundbreaking journey into the fusion of hydropower and artificial intelligence. His first-hand account provides a unique insight...

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Alpiq to showcase extended hydropower capabilities during Z'Mutt visit

Swiss energy company Alpiq is hosting a private visit to the Z’Mutt hydropower plant for partners of the European innovation project XFLEX HYDRO.The purpose...

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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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Flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower report

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

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

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

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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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Alto Lindoso & Caniçada, Portugal

Alto Lindoso and Caniçada are two reservoir storage hydropower plants, each equipped with Francis turbine units with a total installed capacity of 630 MW and...

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Alqueva, Portugal

Alqueva is a pumped storage hydropower plant equipped with four fixed-speed reversible pump-turbine units with a total installed capacity of 520 MW.

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Frades 2, Portugal

Frades 2 is a pumped storage hydropower plant, equipped with two variable speed units composed of two 390 MW reversible pump-turbines coupled with doubly-fed…

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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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Vogelgrun, France

Vogelgrun is a run-of-river hydropower plant equipped with four 39 MW Kaplan units. For the XFLEX HYDRO demonstration, one of the units is hybridised with a...

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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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XFLEX Hydro technology models’ documentation

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

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Testing an innovative hydropower operating regime at Frades 2

The Frades 2 hydropower plant in the north of Portugal is testing how Hydraulic Short Circuit (HSC) technology can enhance the power regulation services and...

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Technologies

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

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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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Latest news on the demonstrations

To date, all demonstrations in XFLEX HYDRO have been focused on performing initial studies

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

XFLEX HYDRO presented a new XFLEX HYDRO report titled ‘Flexibility, technologies and scenarios for hydropower’

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