Last week, Jonathan Fahlbeck, PhD Student working on the project, had the honour to represent ALPHEUS project at the 30th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems. The presentation was on ‘Numerical analysis of an initial design of a counter-rotating pump-turbine‘. A paper of the work will be published later by the IOP Conference Series.
The ALPHEUS project has the aim to achieve:
– Economically viable low-head to ultra-low-head
pumped hydro storage, on large scale;
– Heads from 2–20 m;
– Power of 10 MW /unit;
– Round-trip efficiency of 70 – 80 %;
– Increase grid stability;
– Introduce hydropower to yet unexplored sites;
– Asses environmental and ecological effects.