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What is the aim of the forum HYDROPOWER EUROPE? Watch the video!

A three-year long EU funded project aims to gather input from the European hydropower community in order to agree upon common Research and Innovation priorities for the sector. Watch the video to familiarise yourself with the Horizon 2020 project.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE (hydropower-europe.eu) premiers its video, detailing its vision and the important role hydropower will play in the Energy Transition and the European Green Deal. HYDROPOWER EUROPE provides a focal point for reviewing and developing hydropower in Europe - watch the video below to learn more about the project and how to participate in it! www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiETUUMlnGs About the initiative According to the International Hydropower Association (IHA), Hydropower remains the single largest source of renewable electricity across Europe, generating an estimated 600 TWh of clean electricity in 2017, about 12% of Europe’s electricity generation. Hydropower is one of the resources with the highest potential to help achieve Global Climate targets as well as to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals declared by the UN. With more than 30% of hydropower potential still untapped, this clean source of energy has all the characteristics to serve as an excellent catalyst for a successful energy transition. The project seeks to address the challenges ahead to fulfil this potential in Europe. “We are thrilled by the new opportunity this project offers the hydropower community in Europe, our responsibility towards our sector is very high. We have the task to bring a multitude of actors together and bring their voice to the European level so as to make our contribution to the energy transition, for which hydropower in Europe can be a catalyst.” Honorary President of ICOLD, Anton Schleiss. The action gathers a wide range of European and international partners: • ICOLD, the coordinator, the International Commission on Large Dams with its regional club Europe • EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy • EREF, the European Renewable Energy Federation • EUREC, the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres • IHA, the International Hydropower Association • SAMUI, which brings expertise in water/environmental research, and communication and dissemination • VGB PowerTech, the international technical association for generation and storage of power and heat • ZABALA, an expert in energy-related platforms as well as project dissemination and communication