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Monetising the hidden flexibility of storage hydropower plants

Digital solutions combined with the extension of the operating range of the original Francis turbines at Alto Lindoso (Portugal) have enabled the power plant to enhance its power range and improve the provision of flexibility services. At the powerplant of Caniçada, a conversion to variable speed was explored, proving the potential for saving water and increasing revenues. The presentation provides an overview of these upgrades and evaluates the benefits.

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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 event by downloading the presentation below.


Ana Gonçalves de Carvalho, R&D Project Manager, EDP NEW

Olivier Pacot, Scientific Collaborator, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Alexandre Presas, Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC

Guillaume Rudelle, Product Manager, GE Renewable Energy

Martin Seydoux, PhD Candidate, Hydraulic Turbomachines, EPFL-PTMH