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Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower

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.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Address

Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 279 250

Participants (25)

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ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 248 868,91

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 413 446,25

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO Y AGROALIMENTARIO ASOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 109 062,50

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 310 055

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 329 721,25

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 633 035

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 206 175

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 257 988,75

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 442 376,25

SJE ECOHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 306 750

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 318 250

AF CONSULT SWITZERLAND AG

Switzerland

LEW WASSERKRAFT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 895

BKW Energie AG

Switzerland

HIDROERG-PROJECTOS ENERGETICOS LTD

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 139 100

FLUSSBAU IC GESMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

LIMMATKRAFTWERKE AG

Switzerland

PETER ARMIN

Switzerland

C H SALTO DE VADOCONDES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 46 000

STATKRAFT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

UNIPER KRAFTWERKE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 100 450

VERBUND HYDRO POWER GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 121 250

VOITH HYDRO HOLDING GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 178 750

SWECO NORGE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727830

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 171 550,16

  • EU contribution

    € 5 888 423,91

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany