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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-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

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

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Net EU contribution
€ 946 592,01
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 416 375,00
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ADVANCED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 568 466,25
Address
Dilke House, 1 Malet Street
WC1E 7JN London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 320 125,00
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 972 442,64
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 164 875,00
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 421 596,25
Address
-
412 96 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 430 025,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 147 550,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BLUE TURBINES BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Algolweg 11a
3821 BG Amersfoort
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 561 586,60
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 47 191,25
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00