Since 1969, EPFL LMH is a center of scientific excellence in research and development of hydraulic machines, specializing in perfomance validation, hydrodynamics, cavitation, hydro acoustics, numerical simulations and advanced measurement techniques.
LMH focuses its activities around three major fields:
Teaching activities to provide an education of highest quality to engineering students in the field of hydrodynamics applied to hydraulic machines and systems.
Specializing in performance validation, hydrodynamics, cavitation, hydro acoustics, numerical simulation and advanced instrumentation.
Experimental validations, according to IEC 60193, of reduced scale models for new hydropower projects or for turbine refurbishments. Independant expertise and On-site measurements.
XFLEX HYDRO – Press Release
10 December 2019 – A major new energy innovation project to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system was launched today. The €18 million initiative was announced by the European Commission and a consortium of 19 partners at the United Nations climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. It will show how innovative and flexible hydropower systems can help countries across the world meet their renewable energy targets.
With increasing levels of variable renewables in the energy system, new opportunities emerge for hydropower as a provider of flexibility services in modern power markets. To address this question, EPFL is leading a consortium of 18 Swiss and European partners collaborating within the frame of the XFLEX project (Hydropower Extending Power System Flexibility). This project has received € 15 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857832.