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Increased power and salmon production – EnviDORR

Increased power and salmon production – EnviDORR

More salmon can grow up with small adaptions in hydro power technology and operation.

More salmon can grow up with small adaptions in hydro power technology and operation.
More salmon can grow up with small adaptions in hydro power technology and operation. Photo:© Anders Gravbrøt Finstad / NINA

Hydropower is a very efficient source of energy, however there will always be questions related to the effect it has on the fauna in the rivers. In EnviDORR salmon scientists, hydrologists, hydropower engineers, industry and management join forces to develop optimal solutions to increase both salmon and hydropower production in regulated rivers.

The main focus for mitigation in regulated rivers has been to mimic natural flow conditions. EnviDORR focuses on enhancing positive and reducing negative effects of river regulation, while maintaining or increasing the power production. To design optimal solutions, it is vital to expand our knowledge on the effects of environmental variables on the different life stages of salmon.

See more on the CEDREN webpage

Published 15 January 2015
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011