Hydropower as catalyst for the energy transition in Europe

Hydropower, as an important renewable energy, has a crucial role to play in building the future Green Deal. The key strategic avenues that we envisage for development are outlined in the following vision:

  1. Increasing hydropower production through the implementation of new sustainable, multipurpose hydropower schemes and by using the hidden hydropower potential.
  2. Increasing the flexibility of existing hydropower plants with innovative solutions for the mitigation of environmental impacts.
  3. Increasing storage through the heightening of existing dams and construction of new reservoirs, which must ensure not only flexible and safe energy supply, but which also support food and water supply (Water-Energy-Food NEXUS and SDG).
  4. Strengthening the contribution of flexibility from pumped-storage power plants, by developing and building innovative arrangements in combination with existing water infrastructure.

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