Hydropower Summit 2020, Trondheim, Norway: February 4 - 6, 2020 

Norway and USA sign deal to cooperate on hydropower research

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Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy & Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, State Secretary of Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy signing MoU.


Hydropower summit 2020

Minutes from Breakout Sessions of Hydropower Summit 2020


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Hydropower Summit 2020, February 4 -6, 2020 at Hotel Britannia, Trondheim

High Level meeting



Bjarne Foss, Pro-Rector NTNU, Norway_ Welcome and Introduction

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Ivar Arne Børset, Chairman of HydroCen’s Board _ Welcome and Introduction

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Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Opening Address

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Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy, USA

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Roland Roesch, Deputy Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA _The new role of hydropower in systems with high shares of Variable Renewable Energies – opportunities and challenges

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Rune Volla, Director, The Research Council of Norway_ Public funding of hydropower R&D in Norway

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François Avellan, Professor, EPFL _ Introduction to the XFLEX HYDRO H2020 European Project

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Anne Vera Skrivarhaug, Director, NVE, Norway _ Times of Transition – Hydropower’s role in the New Energy System

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Knut Kroepelien, Director, Energy Norway _ Hydropower in a fully electrified society – barriers and opportunities

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Hilde Bakken, Executive Vice President, Statkraft _ Statkraft’s motivation for R&D within hydropower

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BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Environmental Conditions

AGENDA_ BREAKOUT SESSION 3 : Environmental Conditions

Line Sundt-Hansen, NINA _ Environmental design of hydropower. New developments and examples

Markus Aufleger, University of Innsbruck _ Hydropower and River Ecology - Current developments in fish protection

Dana McCoskey & Daniel Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory _ Monitoring and handling of over-saturated gas downstream of power plants case studies from the Columbia River

Sebastian Stranzl, NORCE _ Mitigating impacts on fish from super-saturation caused by hydropower

Dana McCoskey, US DoE _ Fish Passage Technology R&D and Standard Modular Hydropower

Ana Silva, NINA _ "The hundred-year war” between hydropower and fish migration is history! What do we know and what can we do?

Torsten Heyer, University of Dresden _ The Vortex Power Plant

Knut Alfredsen, NTNU _ From remote sensing to modelling impacts of hydropower. Innovative techniques & applications

Bendik Hansen, SINTEF _ Demonstration of FIThydro wiki

Tone Knudsen, Statkraft _ Overview and examples of mitigation measures implemented by Statkraft

Johanna Normark, Skellefteå kraft _ Potentials in a large-scale hydro power river

David Aldvén, Vattenfall _ Overview and examples of mitigation measures implemented by Vattenfall

Brenda Pracheil, Oak Ridge National Laboratory _ Environmental Benefits from Flow Management & Power System Trade-offs

Johan Kling, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water management _ Mitigation measures in Sweden

Ana Adeva Bustos, SINTEF _ Cost-effective mitigation measure