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Hydropower Extending Power System Flexibility

Project description

Hydropower Extending Power System Flexibility

The increasing integration of renewables in the electrical power system requires the provision of large amount of flexibility to guarantee a secure and optimal operation of the European grid. Hydropower plants already provide critical grid support and ancillary services, namely: fast regulation and frequency control, fast start and stop times and ramping rates, fast transition from pump mode to generating mode, and fault ride through capability. The EU-funded XFLEX project aims to enhance the hydropower potential and its capability to provide flexibility services to the grid. To achieve this objective, XFLEX will demonstrate an innovative methodology for system integration of hydroelectric technology solutions, and analyse their impact on the modern power market. These innovative solutions will also optimise maintenance intervals, decrease outage times and increase the availability of the entire European hydroelectric power plant fleet.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES-IA-CSA
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 876 462,50

Participants (18)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 865 027,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANDRITZ HYDRO GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 330 312,50
Address
Eibesbrunnergasse 20
1120 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANDRITZ HYDRO AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 393 534,75
Address
Obernauerstrasse 4
6010 Kriens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GE HYDRO FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 061 681,25
Address
204 Rond Point Du Pont De Sevres
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOITH HYDRO HOLDING GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 087 275
Address
Alexanderstrasse 11
89522 Heidenheim An Der Brenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALPIQ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 214 812,50
Address
Bahnhofquai 12
4600 Olten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CNET CENTRE FOR NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 563 500
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa 4
2685 039 Sacavem E Prior Velho Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDP - GESTAO DA PRODUCAO DE ENERGIASA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 541 231,25
Address
Avenida 24 De Julho N 12
1249 300 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 450 750
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POWER VISION ENGINEERING SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 439 250
Address
Chemin Des Champs Courbes 1
1024 Ecublens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 794 000
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUPERGRID INSTITUTE
France
EU contribution
€ 878 500
Address
23 Rue Cyprian
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 530 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 612 750
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 969 375
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 150
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL HYDROPOWER ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 039 375
Address
Chancery House St Nicholas Way Sutton
SM1 1JB London
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 277 392
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations