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Register to EERA JP HYDRO & HYDROPOWER EUROPE Joint Event: Sustainability and acceptability of hydropower as part of the clean energy transition

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Hydro Power Europe invites you to register for the “Sustainability and the acceptability of hydropower as part of the clean energy transition” event hosted jointly with EERA JP HYDRO on 2nd September at 9.30 (CET).

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.

The session will start with a brief introduction followed by keynote speakers. The panel discussion will be initiated and moderated by the experts on the topic. The interactive elements include voting options to foster the interactivity of the event in general and the panel discussion in particular. During the keynotes and the debate, the audience will be encouraged to give input through interactive polls, commenting, and asking questions.


9:30 Event Introduction Anton Schleiss
9:35 Technical Matters Mark Morris

Introducing the Speakers, followed by Speaker Presentations on:

  1. Social acceptance of hydropower in the clean energy transition
  2. Aligning hydropower and environmental issues – some examples of successful practice
  3. Mitigation of environmental impact from flexible hydropower
  4. Sustainability challenges in hydropower projects: past, present and future

Session Chair: Ole Gunnar Dalhaugh

  • Berit Köhler, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway
  • Agnès Barillier, EDF, France
  • Staffan Lundström, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Nuno Portal, EDP Produção, Portugal 
10:40 Questions and discussion with the audience Lead by Raffaele Guerini & Jean-Jacques Fry
11:00 Interactive Poll on key speaker statements   
11:10 Conclusions Lead by Anton Schleiss & Ole Gunnar Dalhaugh
11,15 Close  


To register for the event please click HERE


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.

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