Grant Opportunities

Grants for the Development of Hydropower Equipment for Hidden Hydropower

Grants for the Development of Hydropower Equipment for Hidden Hydropower

Deadline: 23-Feb-22

European Commission is calling for proposals for the Development of Hydropower Equipment for Hidden Hydropower.


Development of hydropower equipment for hidden and therefore unrealized hydropower by developing novel technologies which allow for increased techno-economic feasible and sustainable hydropower production in non-hydropower hydraulic systems with low head and/or small reservoir or water body size and/or impaired water quality (e.g. saltwater), that may also involve prosumer solutions.

Funding Information


The check will normally be done for the coordinator if the requested grant amount is equal to or greater than EUR 500 000, except for:

public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organisations; and
cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60 000 (lowvalue grant).
Expected Outcomes

Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:

Advance the European scientific basis, leadership and global role in the area of sustainable hydropower while creating evidence for policy making.
Create additional sustainable hydropower capacity to the existing fleet, maintain and advance European technological competitiveness in the sector, thus supporting the EU goals for climate protection, energy independence and economic growth.
Enhance sustainability of added hydropower capacities by addressing social, economic and environmental aspects and by promoting prosumer renewable energy in cities and communities.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.

the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
eligible non-EU countries:
countries associated to Horizon Europe
low- and middle-income countries
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