The Joint Programme Hydropower, which currently is under formation, 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
- SP2 Hydropower Structures
- SP3 Grid and System Integration
- SP4 Environmental Impacts and Climate Adaptation
- SP5 Policymaking and Social Acceptance
- SP6 Digitalization