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Augmenting grid stability through Low-head Pumped Hydro Energy Utilization & Storage

Project description

Making pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas

To decarbonise and slow the rate of global warming, we need to turn to renewable energy such as wind and solar. The current electricity grid, however, is still not able to handle the intermittent nature of these energy sources. Pumped hydropower energy storage can help to maintain and enhance grid flexibility and stability. The EU-funded ALPHEUS project will improve reversible pump/turbine (RPT) technology and adjacent civil structures needed to make pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas and coastal environments with flat topography. It anticipates reaching round-trip RPT efficiency of 0.7 to 0.8 by combining the current state of the art and the expertise of project partners. ALPHEUS will also assess related social and environmental factors, such as fish life, local opinion, and land use.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-NZE-RES-CC
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 884 125,90

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 416 375
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADVANCED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 568 466,25
Address
Dilke House, 1 Malet Street
WC1E 7JN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 125
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 923 293,75
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
EU contribution
€ 164 875
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 421 596,25
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 430 025
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 147 550
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BLUE TURBINES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 111 615
Address
Algolweg 11A
3821 BG Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 561 586,60
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 47 191,25
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations