The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) – Europe’s largest energy research community – is to establish a Joint Programme on hydropower, the Norwegian Research Centre for Hydropower Technology (HydorCen) has announced.

Researchers from several European institutions came together to develop the proposal for a Joint Programme on hydropower in EERA. Twenty six partners from 13 countries contributed to the proposal, submitted to and approved by the Executive Committee in EERA.

“In the EU, and the world, hydropower is the major technology for producing renewable electric energy. We are happy that it is back on the European research agenda,” said Hege Brende Executive Director of HydroCen.

Partners in the programme are:

  • Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Belgian Energy Research Alliance (BERA) / ULB Belgium
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
  • EFZN Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachen/TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Switzerland
  • Institute for Fluid-Flow Machinery, Gdansk, Poland
  • IST – Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal
  • Luleå Technical University, Sweden
  • NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Reykjavik University, Iceland
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • SINTEF Energy, Norway
  • The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway
  • TU Dresden, Germany
  • TU Graz, Austria
  • TU München, Germany
  • TU Wien, Austria
  • University of Exeter, UK
  • University of Padova, Italy
  • University of Southampton UK
  • University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Poland