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HYDROPOWER DAY: The added value of the hydropower sector as a catalyst and enabler in the clean and safe energy transition under the energy crisis

The BRUSSELS HYDROPOWER DAY 2023 will take place next 25 April 2023. It aims to provide a platform for decision makers in the European Commission and Parliament, who are working on relevant policy files concerning hydropower. The purpose is to discuss opportunities and barriers affecting hydropower deployment in the framework of the energy transition within the energy crisis and the market as well as regulation conditions.

Why attend?

  • Find out more about the added value of hydropower and energy storage in the energy transition, within the energy crisis and regulation conditions 
  • Learn about best practice in hydropower deployment with examples of market design, flexibility and biodiversity requirements
  • Join the discussion about cooperation with other ETIPs/sectors within the SET Plan on approaches to ensure energy system integration and a flexible safe energy supply.
  • Be informed about the next steps of ETIP HYDROPOWER towards “Unifying the voices of hydro­power in Europe”. 


08:30 – 09:15: Registration
09:15 – 9:30: Welcome and opening

09:30 – 10:10: Keynote speeches: Hydropower in Europe and worldwide 

09:30 – 09:50: Keynote 1: The potential for hydropower in the context of current EU policies
09:50 – 10:10: Keynote 2: The important role of hydropower development in the European safe energy transition 

10:10 – 10:30: Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00: Session 1: The added value of hydropower and energy storage in the energy transition and within the energy crisis

10:30 – 10:45: Presentation 1: The importance of flexibility contribution of hydropower 

10:45 – 11:00: Presentation 2: The benefits of hydropower for local communities: A case study

11:00 – 11:15: Presentation 3: Fifteen new storage increase projects in Switzerland negotiated at the roundtable with civil society

11:15 – 12:00: Open Panel discussion

12:00 – 13:15: Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:45: Session 2: Best practice examples to tackle economic, environmental and societal challenges with hydropower 

13:15 – 13:30: Presentation 1: Best practice example on Market design

13:30 – 13:45: Presentation 2: Do we know how fish want to swim at hydropower plants?

13:45 – 14:00: Presentation 3: Hydropower Sustainability Standard for hydropower development

14:00 – 14:45: Open Panel Discussion

14:45 – 15:00: Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00: Session 3: Synergies and collaboration with ETIP’s and EERA for integrated use of renewables in view of safe electricity supply

15:00 – 15:15 Presentation of position papers and collaborative initiatives between ETIPs:

    • Alliance of Secure, indigenous & Predictable Renewable Electricity (ASPIRE) – joint activities (e.g. manifesto, EUSEW application, etc.)
    • “Innovative renewable and efficiency technologies & solutions: cracking the code of the new European electricity grid” – joint EUSEW application
    • Joint position on SET Plan revision – ETIPs Forum

15:15 – 16:00: Open Panel Discussion

16:00 – 16:15: ETIP Hydropower ’Unifying the voices of hydropower in Europe’ the next steps

16:15 – 16:30: Final conclusions and outlook 


REGISTRATION : https://etip-hydropower.eu/events/hydropower-day/


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