Portugal has strong emphasis on all forms of renewable and has a wealth of experience and expertise to share, in all forms of hydropower: from large-scale pumped-storage plants to large and small run-of-river installations.

The country has about 7200 MW of installed hydro capacity, including pumped-storage; and typically hydro contributes more than 15 000 GWh/year of electricity. A number of large hydro or pumped-storage plants have been upgraded in recent years to add new reversible units.

Therefore, Portugal is an ideal European host country for the global hydropower community and the HYDRO 2019.

Some of the key topics of the conference are i.g. innovative approaches to design and construction, modelling and as well environmental and social issues.

We are pleased to be able to participate in this year's conference with one contribution.

Prof. Helmut Jaberg will contribute the lecture “Assessment of the hydraulic behaviour of a reverse radial gate with installed flaps by using multiphase CFD-simulations” (Session 14 – Hydro plant and gate safety; Tuesday 15 October).

Additionally we are looking forward to the contribution of Prof. Helmut Benigni from the Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machines of the Graz University of Technology. He provides the topic “Downstream fish migration in a Kaplan turbine: Numerical simulation and experimental verification” (Session 29 – Environment: Fish protection; Wednesday 16 October).

We are looking forward to welcome you at our booth no. 57 as part of the Hydro 2019 in Porto in the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre from 14th to 16th October 2019.

Find HERE an overview of the entire conference programme.