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“The way forward for hydropower research”

EERA JP Hydropower kick-off event

Monday, 9 September 2019, 13.00-18.00/22.00

NTNU Brussels Office, Rue Guimard 9, 1000 Brussels

Preliminary Agenda

This kick-off event will gather policymakers, academia and industry representatives to officially launch the activities of the EERA Joint Programme on Hydropower. 

The registration is now closed. Please contact JP Hydropower Manager, Sara Heidenreich (, directly if you would like to register for the event.


The Joint Programme Hydropower aims to facilitate a new role for hydropower as enabler for the renewable energy system by aligning and targeting research efforts in Europe. Thematically, the JP Hydropower spans the entire energy chain from water catchment to system integration, and it includes cross-cutting elements such as markets and market design as well as environmental impacts, effects of climate change and policy and societal issues.

The JP Hydropower will emphasize cross-disciplinary cooperation between its Sub-Programmes, synergies with other EERA Joint Programmes and existing European and international projects, and actively engage with the industry in order to secure relevance and impact for the hydropower sector and the renewable energy system.


  • SP1: Mechanical, Hydraulics & Electrical – Coordinated by François Avellan, EPFL (Coordinator) and Pål-Tore Selbo Storli, NTNU (Vice-Coordinator)
  • SP2: Hydropower structures – Coordinated by Jochen Aberle, EFZN/TU Braunschweig
  • SP3: Grid, System Integration and Markets – Coordinated by Albert Moser, RWTH (Coordinator) and Robert Schürhuber, TU Graz (Vice-Coordinator)
  • SP4: Environmental Impacts and Climate Adaptation – Coordinated by Staffan Lundström, LTU (Coordinator) and David Finger, RU (Vice-Coordinator)
  • SP5: Policymaking and Social Acceptance – Coordinator TBD, Patrick Hendrick, BERA (Vice-Coordinator)
  • SP6: Digitalization – Coordinated by Thomas Welte, SINTEF