Swedish Centre for Sustainable Hydropower

Swedish Centre for Sustainable Hydropower, SVC, is a competence centre where the hydropower industry, academia and governmental authorities collaborate to ensure that hydropower can continue to be an enabler for a well-balanced and environmentally sustainable Swedish energy system under changing conditions.

Sustainable, safe and optimised hydropower are some of the most important factors in Sweden's transition to a sustainable energy system. Swedish Centre for Sustainable Hydropower is anchored in the latest technical and environmental research with participation from seven universities and stakeholders from industry and government agencies. Interdisciplinary research and innovative solutions strengthen Sweden's hydropower position and ability to meet new conditions in the energy system.

The Swedish Hydropower Centre (SVC) was established in 2005 and is from 2018 a centre of excellence. Luleå University of Technology is the centre's host university and the research company Energiforsk acts as the centre's coordinator.

Centre Manager

Emma Hagner
+46 8 677 27 53

We have a new website!

Please visit Swedish Centre for Sustainable Hydropower's new website for more information.

SVC 2018-2022

Information about the previous programme period of SVC is available here. Most of our swedish reports have an english summary.