Our mission is to increase the footprint of renewable energy by optimizing and thus increasing the production volume of existing hydropower plants. Our digital solution provides a comprehensive approach, which not only makes every drop in hydropower count, but it even makes the small power producers competitive on the electricity markets, which allows for transparent, fair, and affordable prices. In addition to making every drop count - such as avoiding dam spills, or correctly predicting rainfall - our solution allows us to strategically plan production ahead of time, depending on the weather predictions and according to market fluctuations. This enables hydropower producers to decide when it is best to tap into the water reservoirs – hydropower reservoirs become a green battery, which can be utilized to their full potential. In 2019 HYDROGRID was able to contribute to approximately 8.138 tons of CO2 savings. According to Climate-KIC Climate Impact Forecast, each MW of installed hydropower capacity equals 82.951 kg of CO2 emission savings.
At HYDROGRID we support gender equality and give equal opportunity to our team members regardless of their gender. We are one of the first female-led companies in a predominantly male industry, which includes the software, hydropower, and energy trade sector. Additionally, our executive team is made up of two-thirds of women. Our founder and CEO was one of the finalists in the «Female Founders Award 2020» by Handelsblatt, Germany. Through her activities with her Alma Mater TU WIEN and numerous public events, our CEO promotes STEM fields to women.
While we value water as an energy resource that provides low CO2 emission power generation, our product also allows our clients to manage their water resources according to the environmental needs of the communities surrounding the power plant – be it for minimum water discharge levels for fishing, downstream public water consumption, or upstream recreational use, to name a few. We are aware that water is a crucial component of our daily lives. That is why, in addition to our corporate product, we dedicate a portion of our profits to provide clean water to the poorest 10% of the world population.
We are an inclusive workplace, with more than half of the team members currently coming from different countries. We value enthusiasm and interest over the nationality of our team members. Additionally, we continuously offer internships to students or recent graduates from around the world, who want to learn more about the renewable energy sector and how to increase its positive impact on the environment by optimizing it. With our goal of optimizing existing hydropower production, we are also bringing a centuries-old industry into the 21st century. Our solution combines basic hardware technology with software – bringing the best of two economies together and allowing for the healthy and sustainable economic and industrial development of this sector.
Our mission is to create a more sustainable and more efficient approach to energy generation from renewable energy assets such as hydropower. So far, HYDROGRID had a carbon negative impact of 414.8 tons per 5 MW plant which is equivalent to planting 18.852 trees. The projected avoided climate impact of implementing HYDROGRID in 4% of global hydropower plants, is roughly equal to the total climate impact of all current global hydropower. Source: Climate-KIC Climate Impact Forecast
At HYDROGRID we value the biodiversity and ecosystems around us. In recent years, hydropower producers have been faced with increasing environmental restrictions and regulations such as environmental flows and fish passages, thus ensuring a respectful attitude to both life on land and life in water. HYDROGRID helps hydropower producers manage these restrictions in an optimal way, thus enabling them to increase their production and indirectly contributing to the prosperity of the ecosystem. Additionally, we prefer to not send out Christmas cards to our clients, shareholders, and cooperation partners, but rather contribute to one of the main organizations supporting wildlife and rainforest preservation instead.