What we do
The HydroFlex project aims to develop new technology permitting highly flexible operation of hydropower stations. Flexibility of operation here means large ramping rates, frequent start-stops and possibilities to provide a large range of system services. All this within (strict) excellent environmental and social conditions while being economically competitive compared to alternative solutions.
Flexibility is a requirement inherent in all power systems. In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on how to manage flexibility.
The HydroFlex project aims towards scientific and technological breakthroughs to enable hydropower to operate with very high flexibility.
To meet the objectives of the HydroFlex project, the research and innovation activities are structured in seven work packages.
Meet HydroFlex PhD Candidates: Johannes Kverno (NTNU)
HydroFlex PhD Candidate Johannes Kverno, NTNU, aims to identify the main causes and locations of fatigue in Francis turbines during start-up.
HydroFlex Executive Board in Porjus
In September the HydroFlex Executive Board visited the Porjus Hydropower Center in Northern Sweden.
Fluid Structure Interactions in Francis Turbines: HydroFlex on the Third Francis-99 Workshop
HydroFlex co-organized the Third Francis-99 workshop taking place in Trondheim on May 28-29, 2019.
HydroFlex Popular Science Presentations: A summary
This news posts summarizes the popular science presentations of HydroFlex results held at the HydroFlex Plenary Meeting on May 27 in Trondheim.
HydroFlex webinar nr. 2 is available
HydroFlex PhD Candidate Roberto Felicetti from Uppsala University presents the webinar "Overvoltage phenomena in the field winding of a hydropower generator".
HydroFlex Poster Exhibition
At the HydroFlex workshop in Trondheim on May 27th 2019, all HydroFlex PhD Candidates presented posters about their PhD projects.
© Photographer Kristofer Ryde – NEGATIVE