HydroFlex will develop a turbine, a generator and a converter that will handle the future’s need for flexibility. The methodology for the development of the HydroFlex-technology is divided into four different steps:
- Identification of energy scenarios and load conditions that will be applied to the hydropower plants which the project identifies as reference cases.
- Design of HydroFlex turbine, generator and converter to fit these reference cases.
- Investigation of social and environmental impact and development of new technology aiming at mitigating these impacts.
- Exploitation of HydroFlex technology by industry partners and dissemination of HydroFlex results.
To meet the targets expressed in these four steps, the research and innovation activities of the HydroFlex project are structured in seven work packages. However, as cross-disciplinary work is considered essential in the HydroFlex project, many activities (such as technical meetings, workshops, dissemination and communication, work on scenarios and reference cases) are planned to facilitate collaboration and exchange across the work packages.