Ongoing research projects
Ongoing research projects in iMMC (January 2023)
This a short description of research projects which are presently under progress in iMMC.
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List of projects related to: electrical power systems quality
|Techno-economic viability of variable-speed pumped-storage hydropower based on centrifugal pumps used as turbines|
Researcher: Thomas Mercier
Supervisor(s): Emmanuel De Jaeger
This research takes place in the frame of SmartWater, a 3.5-year research project funded by the Walloon region, Belgium, and whose goal is to investigate the conversion of former mines and quarries into pumped-storage hydropower (PSH) sites, taking advantage of existing cavities. The project involves several academic and industrial partners, among which Laborelec, Electrabel and Cofely, as well as sponsors, including Ores, Elia, Charmeuse and Ensival-Moret. The SmartWater project is divided in several work packages, ranging from the geological study of potential mines and quarries, to the economical and electromechanical aspects of pumped-storage hydropower.