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Pushing flexibility to the limit with new equipment

The presentation explores the benefits of retrofitting existing pumped storage hydropower plants using a full-size frequency converter. This approach is aimed at maximising the plant’s flexibility, enabling the provision of power flexibility to the grid while in pump mode but also improving overall plant operations.

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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.


Olivier Chêne, Project Manager, Alpiq

Christophe Nicolet, Managing Director, Power Vision Engineering

Danier Biner, PhD Student, EPFL / HES-SO Valais-Wallis