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Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower

Objective

FIThydro addresses the decision support in commissioning and operating hydropower plants (HPP) by use of existing and innovative technologies. It concentrates on mitigation measures and strategies to develop cost-efficient environmental solutions and on strategies to avoid individual fish damage and enhancing population developments. Therefore HPPS all over Europe are involved as test sites.
The facilities for upstream and downstream migration are evaluated, different bypass systems including their use as habitats and the influence of sediment on habitat.
In addition existing tools and devices will be enhanced during the project and will be used in the experimental set-ups in the laboratories and at the test sites for e.g. detection of fish or prediction of behavior. This includes sensor fish, different solutions for migration as e.g. trash rack variations, different fish tracking systems, but also numerical models as habitat and population model or virtual fish swimming path model.
Therefore a three-level-based workplan was created with preparatory desk work at the beginning to analyze shortcomings and potential in environment-friendly hydropower. Following the experimental tests will be conducted at the different test sites to demonstrate and evaluate the effects of the different options not covered by the desk-work. Thirdly, these results are fed into a risk based Decision Support System (DSS) which is developed for planning, commissioning and operating of HPPs. It is meant to enable operators to fulfill the requirements of cost-effective production and at the same time meet the environmental obligations and targets under European legislation and achieve a self-sustained fish population.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 279 250

Participants (25)

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 283 868,91
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 378 446,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO Y AGROALIMENTARIO ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 062,50
Address
Avenida De Madrid 44
34004 Palencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 310 055
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 329 721,25
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 633 035
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 206 175
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 257 988,75
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 376,25
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
SJE ECOHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 750
Address
Viereichenweg 12
70569 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 318 250
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
AF CONSULT SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tafernstrasse 26
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEW WASSERKRAFT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 895
Address
Schaezlerstrasse 3
86150 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BKW ENERGIE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Viktoriaplatz 2
3013 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIDROERG-PROJECTOS ENERGETICOS LTD
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 139 100
Address
Rua Dos Lusiadas N 9-4 Dto
1300 365 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLUSSBAU IC GESMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse 297
1120 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIMMATKRAFTWERKE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Haselstrasse 15
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PETER ARMIN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dreitannenstrasse 6
4600 Olten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C H SALTO DE VADOCONDES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 000
Address
Calle Burgo De Osma 1 1G
09400 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATKRAFT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Lilleakerveien 6
0216 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIPER KRAFTWERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 860
Address
E.on Platz 1
40479 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERBUND HYDRO POWER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 152 090
Address
Europaplatz 2
1150 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOITH HYDRO HOLDING GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 750
Address
Alexanderstrasse 11
89522 Heidenheim An Der Brenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWECO NORGE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 86 250
Address
Drammensveien 260
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)