Starting in January 2024, Store2Hydro is a four-year initiative funded by the European Commission's Horizon Europe program. Its primary objective is to optimise electricity storage through the integration of reversible pump turbine technology into current hydropower infrastructures. This strategic approach has the potential to augment European storage capacity by up to 22TWh/y. The project entails validating inventive mechanical solutions for pumped storage and identifying untapped hydropower reservoirs, all in alignment with the objectives of the European Green Deal, while maintaining reservoir volumes. Additionally, the project introduces digital twin technology to enhance monitoring and adaptability to fluctuating renewable energy generation, thereby offering more efficient, cost-effective, and flexible hydropower operations.

Project Work Packages

Store2Hydro comprises 8 Work Packages. These are summarised below. Click on each of the Work Packages to find more detailed descriptions about the technology and the aims of Store2Hydro.

Store2Hydro Team

Store2Hydro is a world-class team of experts in hydropower and related topics, comprising 7 academic institutions, 1 applied research organisation, and 3 industrial organisations. Click the Project Team button above to find out more.

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Frequently Asked Questions -Why Hydropower?

1. Renewable Energy Source: Hydro power harnesses the natural flow of water, providing a reliable and renewable energy source thatcontributes to a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

2. Reliable Energy Supply: Hydroelectric plants offer a stable and consistent energy supply, contributing to energy security and reducing dependence on volatile fossil fuels, whilst smoothing demand from intermittent sources.

3.Water Resource and Nature Management:

4.Diverse Applications:

5. Long Lifespan and Low Maintenance: