With a growing share of intermittent renewable energy sources grid stability can be maintained, and flexibility enhanced, by applying pumped hydropower energy storage. ALPHEUS will improve reversible pump/turbine (RPT) technology and adjacent civil structures needed to make pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas and coastal environments with flat topography.
For our part of the ALPHEUS Project, ADT is responsible for the blade design and optimization of two low-head axial contra-rotating reversible pump-turbines.
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