Reverse pump installation at St Pair sur Mer

On December 19, 2019, a reverse pump was commissioned on raw water at the entrance to SMPGA's drinking water station in St Pair sur Mer in Normandy; a first in FRANCE!

The PAT generates almost 7 kW/h of hydropower that re-supplies the plant to reduce its energy consumption. Thanks to Powerturbine and Veolia for their technical support as part of our European project.

This is a great innovation to end the year, and very promising for the enhancement of energy in water networks.  More updates to follow soon...

Our Spanish MHP pilot plant has been running more than 2,442 hours during its first irrigation campaign (May-September), and the data are now being evaluated. 

This October our partner meeting included a visit to the Nueces de Calonge Farm in Andalucia, where our irrigation pilot plant is located amongst a backdrop of walnut and pecan trees.

The meeting included updates on the latest progress on the REDAWN project, including news on our pilot sites in development for France and Portugal, as well as progress on online tools being developed to support micro hydro technology implementation.


To celebrate the National Day of Water in Portugal, APREN and IST-Lisboa held a conference featuring several speakers on the theme of renewable energy and water. 

Te invitamos a participar en nuestra encuesta de proyectos para aprender sobre el potencial de sistemas de energía hidroeléctrica en riego. Es muy simple y no tardará mucho en completarse.   

Global Climate Week in Funchal included a conference on “Water Loss Reduction in Distributor Systems in a Climate Change context”, featuring a lecture by Rui Silva Santos. 

The REDAWN project is eligible for the 2019 Enertic Awards, which recognizes the best innovations and technologies “for energy efficiency in the digital age”

Our project has been put forward under the categories "Smart Sustainability", "International Projects" and "H2020-2030".

REDAWN partners Trinity College Dublin and the WATEF Network were manning a stand at this September's Future Resource Expo, at the NEC in Birmingham.

The WATEF network lead, Dr Kemi Adeyeye, also gave a talk on "How we can reclaim lost energy in water networks", showcasing the latest findings from the REDAWN project.



Watch our latest film about our micro-hydro technology as it was featured in our recent Energy Day.

Taking place in May 2019, our Energy Day was an open day in which we promoted the transition to clean energy by presenting our demonstration site that tests our REDAWN technology in the context of irrigation.

This pilot plant replaces a diesel generator on a farm in Andalucia with a sustainable solution which will save the farm fuel costs and reduce harmful emissions.

Our latest partner meeting was at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, where we heard about progress on the project from all of the partners, including the latest on our three pilot sites in France, Spain and Portugal, before viewing the technical labs where some of the testing for our micro-hydro technology is taking place.