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Hydropower For You - Sustainable small-scale hydropower in Central Asia

Objective

Despite considerable potential to satisfy unmet electricity demand and chart a new way forward in cooperative cross-sectoral management of shared waters, small scale hydropower (SHP) is not extensively exploited in Central Asia (CA). Likewise, vast potential to roll out European SHP approaches in other regions, European technologies have not been widely used due mostly to the lack of adaptation to such contexts; successful test cases are scant as their price point is typically far higher than Asian-manufactured competitors. The Hydro4U project will adapt European technologies to CA, demonstrating viability in a forward-looking cross-border Water/Food/Energy/Climate nexus (WP2) and price-competitiveness through design alterations (WP3) based on a prior analysis of unexploited SHP potential in CA (WP1). Hydro4U will install and assess (WP4) 2 demo plants: 500kW low-head eco-friendly run-of-river plant in KA, 2MW medium-head plant in UZ, both with radically reduced planning and construction costs that do not compromise efficiency. These solutions will be fit-for-purpose based on innovation, modularization, standardisation and radically simplified structural concepts, with longevity, eco-compatibility and socio-political acceptance (WP3). A replication model will be developed to address all SHP potential (WP5). This will demonstrate EU quality standards and create entry points in developing markets for the entire European SHP industry (WP6). Hydro4U brings together a multidisciplinary team (13 partners, 8 countries (DE, AT, CH, LK, ES, BE, CA: UZ, KG, [subsidiary in KZ]) world-renown experts in design of European SHP from industry (GHE, MUHR, HSOL, ILF) to science (TUM, BOKU, KSTU, EV-INBO, SJE, CARTIF), replication (SEZ, CARTIF), exploitation and D&C experts (SEZ), ‘boots-on-the-ground’ R4D institutes (IWMI, TIIAME) with a legacy of achieving practical impact in the water sector in CA, contributing experience from similar projects in CA and worldwide.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-NZE-RES-CC
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 888 550

Participants (12)

SJE ECOHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 091,56
Address
Viereichenweg 12
70569 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 662 500
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 509 125
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HYDROSOLUTIONS GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 776 364,75
Address
Winkelriedstrasse 5
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI
Sri Lanka
EU contribution
€ 1 071 028,75
Address
127 Sunil Mawatha
10120 Colombo
Activity type
Research Organisations
GLOBAL HYDRO ENERGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 420 133,75
Address
Niederranna 41
4085 Hofkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOSHKENT IRRIGASIYA VA QISHLOQ XO JALIGINI MEXANIZATSIYALASH MUHANDISLARI INSTITUTI
Uzbekistan
EU contribution
€ 259 643,75
Address
Kory Niyoziy Str 39
100000 Tashkent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 750
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 393 500
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
KYRGYZ STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER I. RAZZAKOV
Kyrgyzstan
EU contribution
€ 50 437,50
Address
66 Mira Avenue
720044 Bishkek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GESELLSCHAFT FUR PLANUNG, MASCHINEN- UND MUHLENBAU ERHARD MUHR MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 676 981,38
Address
Grafenstr. 27
83098 Brannenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ILF CONSULTING ENGINEERS AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 251 053,69
Address
Feldkreuzstrasse 3
6063 Rum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)