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Assessing the benefits of flexible technologies in the current European context

This presentation delves into the XFLEX HYDRO project's comprehensive review of the costs, benefits, and opportunities associated with implementing flexibility technologies in existing hydropower plants. It showcases the study results, including an analysis of the evolution of ancillary services markets. Additionally, the presentation explores barriers limiting widespread technology deployment and offers a set of policy recommendations to address these challenges. Finally, a set of commercially exploitable results of the project have been identified and assessed.

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This presentation is part of the XFLEX HYDRO project showcased at the final event - Future of Hydro in Lausanne. The event took place on January 31 and February 1, 2024. Explore the innovative discussions and insights shared during this significant gathering by downloading the presentation below.


Quentin Boucher, Senior Electricity Market Specialist, SuperGrid Institute

Richard Taylor, Director, RMT Renewables Consulting

Matteo Bianciotto, Senior Policy Manager, IHA

Marcos Jareño, Business Development Coordinator – EU, Zabala