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The overall objective of FutureHydro is to promote bilateral exchange of knowledge, technology and experience between Norway and China and enlarge the scientific knowledge regarding the use of hydropower and pump-storage as a battery to balance intermittent energy sources.

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Our sub-goals are:

  • to evaluate current and future needs and capacity of Chinese hydropower to balance intermittent energy sources in a system in need of expansion.
  • to investigate physical and biological consequences of balancing power operation in both reservoirs and downstream watercourses and assess mitigation measures for potential negative impacts on river system environments.

The most important project activities are workshops.

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Project duration

2012 - 2015