Hydropower in the Alps

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Hydropower | No Comments
Example of results from the IIASA BeWhere model presenting the optimal location of potential hydro-power stations in both protected and non protected ares under a business as usual scenario

Hydropower is already pervasive in the Alps, providing about 100 terawatt hours per year (TWh/a) of power in the region. There are many potential places in the Alps for more hydropower plants. But how much would it cost to build them and the necessary infrastructure to transfer their energy to the grid?  And, moreover, how […]

Sylvain Leduc

About Sylvain Leduc

Sylvain Leduc is a research scholar in the IIASA Ecosystems Services & Management where he has been working on the development of the BeWhere model, a techno-economic model which optimizes the geographical location of bio-energy production plants.