BRUSSELS HYDROPOWER DAY 2024 - The important role of hydropower as a catalyst in the clean and safe energy transition under uncertainties

Mark your calendars for April 16th and don't miss out on this pivotal event in Brussels!


Join us for the Brussels Hydropower Day 2024, a hybrid conference taking place both in-person at the Bluepoint Brussels and virtually via live stream. The Brussels Hydropower Day 2024 is your gateway to engaging with stakeholders and decision-makers shaping the future of the hydropower sector in Europe. This conference serves as a crucial platform for discussing the challenges and opportunities surrounding hydropower deployment amidst the energy transition.


There are many reasons why you shouldn't skip out on this event:

  • Gain insights into the pivotal role of hydropower and energy storage in navigating uncertainties such as economic fluctuations, market dynamics, and climate change.
  • Learn from industry leaders about best practices in hydropower deployment, including strategies for electricity market design, flexibility enhancements, and meeting social and environmental standards.
  • Participate in discussions on collaboration across sectors within the SET Plan, exploring pathways for seamless energy system integration and ensuring a resilient and adaptable energy supply.
  • Stay updated on the latest initiatives of ETIP HYDROPOWER, driving towards a unified voice for hydropower across Europe.

Co-hosted by European Hydropower Alliance. 

Event Details:

Date: April 16th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bluepoint Brussels (In-person) and Online (via live stream)

Register now to secure your spot!

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XFLEX HYDRO Official Result Launch - The Future of Hydro

Last 31 January 2024 energy leaders convened in Laussane (Switzerland) for the XFLEX HYDRO conference, unveiling groundbreaking technological upgrades to hydropower plants across Europe. The initiative, backed by a 4-year, EUR-18m investment, signifies a significant leap in our understanding of hydropower's potential in supporting the global energy transition and ensuring power grid stability.

The XFLEX HYDRO project showcases the fusion of international expertise, revealing that through advanced software solutions and modest technological enhancements, existing hydropower plants can offer extended flexibility. This marks a departure from traditional hardware-centric approaches, emphasizing digital upgrades to harness new value and deliver crucial grid stability services.

Hydropower, a stalwart in renewable energy for over 150 years, has taken center stage once again as the world accelerates its pursuit of clean energy. The event  in Lausanne proposed various upgrades, such as about hydropower turbine and battery hybrids, variable speed turbines, and optimized operational modes. With 250 participants engaged in discussions, the event served as a melting pot for industry professionals, policymakers, and energy influencers, exploring topics ranging from preparing for the energy transition to maximizing hydropower assets.

Antonella Frigerio, Vice-Chair of the ETIP HYDROPOWER Governing Board, contributed to the panel discussion titled "Going further with hydropower: research and innovation perspectives," alongside Atle Harby and Emanuel Quaranta, both members of the Scientific Advisory Board of ETIP HYDROPOWER. The presence of ETIP HYDROPOWER at the XFLEX HYDRO Official Result Launch underscores the collaborative effort to shape the Future of Hydro. For more details, visit https://www.xflexhydro.com/news 


ETIP HYDROPOWER Representations from left Peter Stettner (Andritz-Hydro), Vice Chair Governing Board; Denis Aelbrecht (EDF-Hydro), Chair Governing Board; Antonella Frigerio (RSE); Anton Schleiss (Secretariat ETIP HYDROPOWER)