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Hydroelectricity

In the heart of the Europe’s water tower, the School of Engineering of HES-SO Valais-Wallis dedicates an increasing part of its resources to renewable energies, in particular to hydroelectricity.

Applied Research & Development

Numerical simulations of flow and experimental measurements of different hydraulic systems of large- and small-power, in particular into the hydropower plants, starting from the water intake up to the tailrace channel: sand traps, penstocks and pipes, valves, turbines, pumps, diffusers:

  • Flow analysis using numerical simulation
  • Development of new technologies for small-hydro applications
  • Design of electrical driving systems
  • Performance measurements
  • Monitoring
     

Teaching & Training

Reinforcement of the teaching of our future bachelor engineers into the renewable energy domain, in particular in the hydroelectricity, within the new Energy and Environmental Engineering Degree Programme.

Short course in hydraulics : www.weiterbildung-hydro.ch/

Contact person

Dr. Ing. Cécile Münch-Alligné, cecile.muench@hevs.ch