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Prof. Dr. Albert Moser
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.05.2018 to 30.04.2022
EU contribution:
5.426.668,75 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764011.  


Increasing the value of Hydropower through increased Flexibilty


HydroFlex aims to increase the value of hydro power through increased Flexibility. The commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been an important contributor to the increasing share of renewables in the European energy system. Variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, as well as increased end-user flexibility and a market-oriented operation of power plants, results in larger fluctuations in the power system. Hydro power, due to its quick response and storage capability represents an important asset for grid balancing. HydroFlex aims to make hydro power available in a time as short as possible by performing well-focused research and innovation actions on the key bottlenecks of hydro power plants that restricts their flexibility. The project will start off by identifying the operating conditions of hydro power plants in the future energy system.


  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet NTNU, Norway (Coordinator)
  • Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
  • Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
  • SINTEF Energi AS, Norway
  • Lyse Produksjon AS, Norway
  • Rainpower Norge AS, Norway
  • Vattenfall AB, Sweden
  • Statkraft Energi AS, Norway
  • Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning NINA, Norway
  • University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • ABB AS, Norway
  • Multiconsult Norge AS, Norway
  • EDR & Medeso AS, Norway