On 28 – 29 August 2019, EASE co-organised the Hydropower Nordic workshop, the first of a cycle of events dedicated to research and innovation for the hydropower sector.
The Lulea University of Technology hosted more than 75 hydropower experts from both academia and industry to discuss how to shape Europe’s future energy system and define research and innovation priorities for the sector.
The Nordic Workshop was an important puzzle piece for future research and development of hydropower in the Scandinavian region. During the two days, focus groups delved into the most pressing issues for local communities and provided important recommendations for the development of a Research and Innovation Agenda and a Strategic Roadmap for the hydropower sector.
EASE Secretary General Patrick Clerens, presented the consultation process and led the conversation with Thomas Schleker, Project Officer of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation from the European Commission. The intervention was focused on the policy framework that fosters Research and Innovation for hydropower in Europe.
In the framework of the HYDROPOWER EUROPE project, EASE is organising other two regional workshops:
- Alpine Regional Workshop: 11 – 12 September 2019, Switzerland
- Mediterranean Regional Workshop: 30 September – 1 October 2019, Greece
Registration is open and free of charge: https://consultation.hydropower-europe.eu/hydropower-europe-consultation-programme/regional-workshops/