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Augmenting grid stability through Low-head Pumped Hydro Energy Utilization & Storage

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 883553

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 996 825

  • EU contribution

    € 4 996 825

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

Project description

English EN

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.

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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Address

Stevinweg 1
2628 Cn Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 884 125,90

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 416 375

ADVANCED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 568 466,25

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 320 125

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 923 293,75

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 164 875

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 421 596,25

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 430 025

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 147 550

BLUE TURBINES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 111 615

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 561 586,60

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 47 191,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 883553

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 996 825

  • EU contribution

    € 4 996 825

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands