Micro-hydropower in Water Infrastructure

The application of micro-hydropower (MHP) installations in water networks to recover energy is a technology that has been in existence for a number of years. Yet there has been limited uptake due to the cost-effective of MHP installations, in particular the 2-25 kW range which represents a large percentage of unexploited energy recovery locations.


Lab-scale experiments of new MHP turbines for market deployment

Further experimentation of Pump as Turbine (PAT) to maximise energy recovery output prior to field demonstration.


Field demonstration of new MHP energy recovery in Ireland and Wales

Deliver two MHP sites in both countries, to test and promote the technology in different locations in water and wastewater networks to demonstrate the technology in a real world settings.


Development of decision support systems for MHP energy recovery

To enable the roll out of MHP energy recovery systems across water networks in Ireland and Wales, and position the region as a global leader in this area.