How many fish live in the river?? Are they scared of the dark? How will hydropower earn money in the future? How does flexible hydropower impact fish and rivers? Those are some of the questions HydroCen-researchers answered when they met each other to share knowledge this week
Experts on fish biology aren’t necessarily also experts on hydroelectric tunnels. Engineers don’t always know how fish could react to a new hydropower intake in the river.
Therefore, HydroCen facilitates meeting places where researchers can talk to each other and discuss opportunities to collaborate across disciplines.
Several such projects are already underway in HydroCen, such as AlternaFuture where they are researching extreme remodelling of hydropower and “fish-friendly intakes” where biologists, engineers and hydrologists work together to find out how to lead fish away from power plant intakes.
Short lectures and time for discussion
During a one-day-seminar fifteen HydroCen scientists presented their projects or fields of expertise, and the goal was to learn for each other and share knowledge of what is going on in the research front across disciplines and projects.
See the presentations:
Presentations from work package 1: Hydropower structures
Presentations from work package 2: Turbine and generator
Presentations from work package 3 : Market and services
Presentations from work package 4: Environmental design