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Solutions for flexible operation of storage hydropower plants in changing environment and market conditions


The project aims at developing innovative solutions pertaining to the increase of hydropower generation by up to 10% in Switzerland until 2050. It uses the complex system of KWO where a new large dam at Trift valley is planned as real-size prototype set-up for field testing and development and validation of innovative procedures, which can be applied also to other existing hydropower schemes in Switzerland in view of future extension and rehabilitations works.

WSL is involved in the project's working package 2 "Natural hazards: analytical assessment and field study of impulse waves".

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Project duration

2016 - 2018