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Active Flow Control system FOR improving HYDRaulic turbine performances at off-design Operation

Project description

Novel technologies prepare hydropower for the future

Hydropower plants make an important contribution to our clean-energy mix by exploiting water level differences to generate electricity. Hydraulic turbines, the workhorses of these power plants, are subject to extreme and continuous forces that, when controlled, improve unit performance, efficiency, and lifetime. The EU-funded AFC4Hydro project will develop an active flow control system complete with structural health monitoring to improve operation in regimes outside the design window, by reducing pressure fluctuations, loads and vibrations. These improvements lead to an expanded operation window, which allows hydropower to contribute to system services of the electrical grid and to maintain a more natural flow in hydropower schemes, ultimately benefiting the economy, society and environment.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-TwoStages
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 112 586,25

Participants (5)

FLOW DESIGN BUREAU AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 335 625
Address
Professor Olav Hanssens Vei 7A
4021 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 562 984,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 350 415,25
Address
Evenemangsgatan 13
169 56 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN PORJUS VATTENKRAFTCENTER
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 182 128,25
Address
Vattenfall Vattenkraft Ab
971 77 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
STATKRAFT ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 167 850
Address
Lilleakerveien 6
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)