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02/09/2021 @ 09:30 - 11:15

Sustainability and Acceptability of Hydropower as Part of the Clean Energy Transition

Held in the frame of the EUSEW 2021 Sustainable Energy Days, the session will show how pumped and storage hydropower can address environmental and social issues more sustainably and contribute to the cost-effective integration of variable renewables and assurance of the security of supply.

The main goal of the Sustainable Energy Day session is to address hydro-generated environmental and social impacts and to underline hydropower’s role in the sustainable energy transition. To achieve common climate goals, storage hydropower and pumped-storage hydropower shall play an essential role in balancing variable renewable energy sources and to ensure reliability of the electricity supply.

To demonstrate that hydro has a place within the SET-Plan, the session shall involve policy-makers, the energy sector players and environmental organisations in discussions about successful case studies provided by hydropower as well as with a wider audience working on the transition towards a clean energy society.

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The speakers will present the following topics:

Berit Köhler, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway: Social acceptance of hydropower in the clean energy transition.

Agnès Barillier, EDF, France: Aligning hydropower and environmental issues – some examples of successful practice.

Staffan Lundstrom, Lulea University, Sweden: Mitigation of environmental impact for flexible hydropower.

Nuno Portal, EDP Produção, Portugal: Sustainability challenges in hydropower projects: past, present and future.


About Sustainable Energy Days

Sustainable Energy Days are digital activities and events organised by local public and private organisations across Europe to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. They are a key component of the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

Sustainable Energy Days take place throughout Europe, in cities and local communities during the months of September and October.

To find other Sustainable Energy Days visit: https://eusew.eu/look-2021-sustainable-energy-days