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9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: 111/113

Expert panelists will discuss hydro’s role and value to the transmission grid as a component of organizational asset management in energy integration. The panel will address what new challenges are in store and how the hydro industry intends to address them by taking a system-wide, full portfolio (read more...)

Moderator
Brent Mahan
Senior Hydropower Consultant
HDR
United States
Panelist
Arne Olson
Partner
Energy & Environmental Economics
United States
Panelist
Francis Halpin
Supervisory Physical Scientist
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
John Moura
Director, Reliability Assessment & System Analysis
North American Electric Reliability Corporation
United States
Panelist
Matt Coleman
Portfolio Analyst
Nephila Advisors LLC
United States
Panelist
Richard Miller
Senior Vice President
HDR Engineering, Inc.
United States
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9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: 102/104

During this interactive session, panelists will discuss construction risks ranging from appropriate risk transfer and hydrology risks to appropriate levels of investigation and cost certainty. Panelists will include dam owners, contractors and consultants, each of whom will share their experiences and lessons (read more...)

Moderator
James Law
Regional Manager, Water Power
Hatch Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Jennifer Williams
Dams Business Line Leader, Rocky Mountain Area
AECOM
United States
Panelist
Kevin Schneider
Business Development Manager
Barnard Construction Company, Inc.
United States
Panelist
Robert Muncil
Senior Account Executive
Cool Insuring Agency Inc.
United States
Panelist
Steve Wenke, PE
Chief Generation Engineer
Avista Utilities
United States
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9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: 107/109

This panel will explore how domestic and international power marketers, customers, private and public utilities, and regional generation organizations value energy and ancillary service products. You will hear from power marketers who routinely integrate hydroelectric and other renewable generation products into their power marketing portfolio (read more...)

Moderator
Steven Kerns
Manager
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
David Dernovsek
Customer Account Executive
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
David Surla
Commercial Engineer
Electricite de France
France
Panelist
Debbie Gray
Senior Manager - Business Development
Hydro-Quebec
Canada
Panelist
Gregory Brinkman
Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
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9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: 108/110
This cutting-edge show-and-tell exposes all of the new technologies that are available for inspections of hydropower plants.  Take a peek at laser and infrared technology, borescopes, drones, and the apps that bring high-definition information to inspections. (read more...)
Moderator
Michael Mann
Field Service Operations Leader - Hydro North America
GE Renewable Energy
United States
Panelist
Brett Bauer
Vice President
Canyon Resources
United States
Panelist
Mark Fishburn
District Sales Manager
FLIR Systems
United States
Panelist
Matthew Dunlap, P.E.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Kleinschmidt
United States
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9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: 103

This session will discuss what might be possible if we look for a complete paradigm shift in the way we structure legislation and regulations that impact hydropower. The discussion will highlight new policy proposals that could help grow hydropower. What is needed to improve funding and market conditions? What (read more...)

Moderator
Rich Powell
Managing Director, Policy  & Strategy
ClearPath Foundation
United States
Panelist
Jeremy Harrell
Policy Director
ClearPath Foundation
United States
Panelist
Linda Church Ciocci
Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States
Panelist
Matt Rice
Colorado Conservation Director - Denver
American Rivers
United States
Panelist
Tim Welch
Hydropower Program Manager, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 111/113
Panelists will discuss both tactical and strategic asset management planning in a risk-informed decision making environment. They will cover the need to address effective communication among all stakeholders and the importance of business plans with consideration of not only life cycle but regional, corporate and system (read more...)
Moderator
Kyle Jones
Senior Hydropower Program Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Gordon Ashby
Federal Columbia River Power System Asset Strategies
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
Phil Jones
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Copperleaf Group
Canada
Panelist
Randy Herrin, P.E.
Vice President Carolinas Regulated Renewables
Duke Energy Corporation
United States
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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 102/104
Learn from dam safety professionals how they unlocked the mysteries their structures have presented. You will hear about real mysteries, how they were discovered and the tools used to diagnose the problem. The panelists will engage audience participation in discussing the problem, determine if the problem (read more...)
Moderator
Tor Hansen
Vice President
Barr Engineering Co.
United States
Panelist
Adam Monroe
Dam Safety Engineer
Consumers Energy Company
United States
Panelist
Dean Steines
Principal Plant Engineer, Hydro Operations
Xcel Energy
United States
Panelist
Nicholas Agnoli
Branch Chief
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Richard Dulin, P.E.
Senior Hydro-Mechanical Engineer
AECOM
United States
Panelist
Scottie Barrentine, PE
Civil Engineer, Geotechnics
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 107/109

Attendees will gain an understanding of the basic requirements for today’s power purchase agreements and interconnection agreements in North America. Panelists will explore what can be expected in terms of PPA and interconnection agreement costs and study requirements for a new project and hear about typical costs (read more...)

Moderator
Jason Spreyer
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
United States
Panelist
John Collins
Managing Director, Business Development
Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
United States
Panelist
Matthew Ocwieja
Vice President - Asset Management
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
United States
Panelist
Paul Jacob
Chief Commercial Officer
Rye Development
United States
Panelist
Terry Wolf
Manager Transmission Service
Missouri River Energy Services
United States
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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 108/110

Time is money. If an outage is coming, how can plant owners maximize the opportunity while ensuring that timing is realistic and variables are managed? Sometimes when we raise the hood, we discover many unexpected issues. Hear from experts regarding what managers can do to make the most (read more...)

Moderator
Bill Moore, PE
Technical Executive, Electrical Generators
Electric Power Research Institute
United States
Panelist
David Thompson, PE
Senior Project Manager
HDR
United States
Panelist
Greg Stone
Electrical Engineer
Iris Power - Qualitrol Corp
Canada
Panelist
Jim Guenther
Hydro Maintenance Superintendent
Lower Colorado River Authority
United States
Panelist
Kapila Nanayakkara
Principal Electrical Engineer
Snowy Hydro Ltd
Australia
Panelist
Preston Pierce
General Manager, Hydro West
Duke Energy
United States
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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 103

The panel will highlight innovative policies at the state level and their effects on hydropower. The session will include a roundup from states that are leading the way, including Colorado, Oregon, California and New York.  The discussion will include: low cost financing programs, coordinated state agency review of FERC applications, (read more...)

Moderator
Kurt Johnson
Principal
Telluride Energy LLC
United States
Panelist
Jan Lee
Executive Director
Northwest Hydroelectric Association
United States
Panelist
John Suloway
Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC
United States
Panelist
Lindsay George
Owner
Small Hydro Consulting, LLC
United States
Panelist
Matthew Swindle
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
NLIne Energy, Inc.
United States
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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 111/113

Attendees will learn about emerging industry technologies and tools for asset management and how they are applied. The discussion will cover such (read more...)

Moderator
Peter Finnegan
Senior Mechanical Engineer
BC Hydro and Power Authority
Canada
Panelist
Dennis Schwartz
Client Services Manager
CH2M
United States
Panelist
Mark Parrish
Senior Mathematician
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Rodrigo Freig, C.Tech
BIM Manager Hydro Power and Delivery
SNC Lavalin
Canada
Panelist
Roselia Moreno
Manager, Reliability Engineering
Acclaro - Reliability Works
Canada
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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 102/104

This interactive session will showcase dam removal and decommissioning projects, lessons learned from planning through completion, and recommendations to carry forward for future projects. Site-specific requirements drive the approach for individual projects, and case studies and examples will be provided that describe elements of success, as (read more...)

Moderator
Greg Gulley
Design Engineer
ASI Construction LLC
United States
Panelist
Pete Stroud
Senior Associate Engineering Geologist
Aspect Consulting
United States
Panelist
Seth Gentzler, P.E.
Vice President, Hydrology & Hydraulics Practice Manager
AECOM
United States
Panelist
Stephen Brown, PE
Program Manager
Kleinfelder
United States
Panelist
Troy Naperala
Michigan Water Business Leader
AECOM
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 107/109

This panel will imagine how future hydroelectric projects will look and how they will be different from today’s conventional projects. Panel members will discuss how to develop low-head projects economically with minimal environmental and social impact. In addition, ideas will be presented on what can (read more...)

Moderator
Brennan Smith
Program Manager, Hydropower Technology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Adam Witt
Hydropower Systems Research Engineer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
David Sinclair
President
Advanced Hydro Solutions
United States
Panelist
Gia Schneider
Chief Executive Officer
Natel Energy
United States
Panelist
Rick McLaughlin
Senior Project Manager
McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group
United States
Panelist
Wendy Bley
Senior Consultant
TRC
United States
Sponsored by: <
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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 108/110

The big event is here! It is time to return a unit to service. What checks need to be completed to avoid surprises? A good commissioning plan holistically ensures that the system is ready to join the grid. This discussion explores the basics, best practices, new North American (read more...)

Moderator
Richard Schaefer
Senior Application Specialist
Basler Electric Co.
United States
Panelist
Greg Yohe
Senior Project Engineer
American Governor Company
United States
Panelist
Harold Pickett
Superintendent, North Georgia Hydro
Southern Company
United States
Panelist
Kevin Marshall
Manager of Hydro Engineering
Grant County Public Utility District
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103

This session will spotlight how provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the recent Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act (HREA), and electric markets are impacting hydropower development in the U.S. What is FAST-41 (read more...)

Moderator
Charles Sensiba
Partner
Van Ness Feldman, LLP
United States
Panelist
David Zayas
Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technical Services
National Hydropower Association
United States
Panelist
Michael Swiger
Partner
Van Ness Feldman LLP
United States
Panelist
Nicholas Tackett
Technical Advisor in Hydropower Licensing
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Ramya Swaminathan
Chief Executive Officer
Rye Development and FFP New Hydro
United States
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11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 111/113
During this discussion, panelists will define critical core competencies, address how to develop a multi-skilled workforce, and discuss leadership skills for a transitional workforce. Particular focus areas will include asset analytics tools being used in the industry and how organizations are addressing (read more...)
Moderator
Cory Dunlap
Training Administrator
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Panelist
Christine Carpenter
Director
Energy Providers Coalition for Education
United States
Panelist
Joshua Bessette
Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Panelist
Joslynn Hon
Senior Performance Consultant
HDR
United States
Panelist
Larry Gazaway
Supervisory Training Special for Power Plant Operations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
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11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 102/104

More than half of the world's dams and hydropower facilities were built many decades ago, using techniques and standards that are very different from those in use today. What problems are owners, consultants and regulators finding regarding how some of these older facilities were designed and (read more...)

Moderator
Mike Drain
Natural Resources Manager
Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
United States
Panelist
Amanda Blank, PE
Site Manager Hydroelectric and Gas Generation
Alliant Energy
United States
Panelist
Scott Airato
Civil Engineer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Steve Nickel, PE
Geotechnical Expert
Olsson Associates
United States
Panelist
Tom MacDougall
Project Manager
RJH CONSULTANTS
United States
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11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 107/109

The panelists will present current case studies for regulatory planning for new unlicensed hydroelectric and pumped storage projects in the U.S. Accelerated approaches, barriers and opportunities will be discussed. The relationship between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers processes will be presented. (read more...)

Moderator
Tim Welch
Hydropower Program Manager, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Carl Borgquist
President
Absaroka Energy LLC
United States
Panelist
Duff Mitchell
Managing Director
Juneau Hydropower, Inc.
United States
Panelist
Erik Steimle
Vice President
Rye Development
United States
Panelist
Michael Kerr
Chief Executive Officer
New England Hydropower Company LLC
United States
Panelist
Timothy Konnert
Branch Chief, West Branch, Division of Hydropower Projects
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
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11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 108/110

Operating procedures historically were captured on paper, in a file in the office … somewhere. Today’s operations and maintenance employees have access to videos, procedures and instructions on a tablet, bringing visual content right to their fingertips. This session provides tools to get maintenance procedures updated and accessible. (read more...)

Moderator
Arnold Lindsay
Plant Manager, Chattahoochee Hydro Group
Georgia Power Company
United States
Panelist
David Winslow, P.E.
Civil Engineer
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Panelist
Lan Phan
Specialist Engineer
BC Hydro
Canada
Panelist
Mark Binsfeld
Vice President of Business Development
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
United States
Panelist
Timothy Mitchell
APC Hydro Journeyman
Alabama Power
United States
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103
The U.S. President issued directives to update mitigation policies in 2015. How might mitigation banking and other approaches being used across landscapes and for other renewable energy sources affect hydropower development? The discussion will include how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mitigation policies and U.S. Forest Service's and Bureau of (read more...)
Moderator
Anna West
Principal and Co-Founder
Kearns & West
United States
Panelist
Frankie Green
National Hydropower Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
United States
Panelist
John Katz
Deputy Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Julia Wood
Partner
Van Ness Feldman, LLP
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 111/113

Topics to be covered in this session include defining your stakeholders and core internal technical and business skills, finding the balance between internal and external resources, identifying opportunities and timing for outside partners, and looking for and evaluating equipment and service (read more...)

Moderator
Michael Posovich
Chief, Product Coordination Branch, Hydroelectric Design Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Bill Leady, P.E.
Asset Manager
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
Christopher Lang
Business Development Manager - Western US
Voith Hydro, Inc.
United States
Panelist
Klaus Engels, Ph.D. MBA
Director Operations Hydro Germany
Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH
Germany
Panelist
Scott Anschell
Vice President & Asset Management
HDR
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 102/104

Attendees will learn about evolving tools and techniques to increase the efficiency of monitoring and inspection programs, access areas that cannot otherwise be accessed and reduce costs. During this session, panelists will present real-world examples of attainable results from using: remotely operated vehicles (submerged and drones), (read more...)

Moderator
Leeann Gottuso
Civil Engineer
LG&E and KU Energy
United States
Panelist
Benjamin Phillips
Civil Engineer, Generation Services
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
Panelist
Bob Clarke, P.Eng.
Senior Operations Manager
ASI Group Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Ken LaBry
Chief Scientist, Acoustics
Fenstermaker
United States
Panelist
Robert Cannon, PG
Principal
Schnabel Engineering
United States
Panelist
Robert Romocki
Chief Dam Safety Engineer
Puget Sound Energy
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 107/109

Panelists will provide case studies of conventional hydro and pumped storage projects under construction or recently completed. They will describe the overall project, its implementation plan, its benefits, environmental and social challenges, engineering and geological challenges, special project features, construction and project schedule, project costs (read more...)

Moderator
Sam Mottram
Managing Principal - Power Services
Knight Piesold Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Don Delarosbil
Project Manager
Astaldi
Canada
Panelist
Josh Vines
Mechanical Engineer
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Canada
Panelist
Lawson Crichton
Western Canadian Business Development Manage
Voith Hydro
Canada
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2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 108/110

Are You Ready to Give up the Switch? Stop Worrying and Embrace the Touchscreen.  Take a step into a modern control room and see what state-of-the-art looks like. Are you ready to give up the switch for electronic controls? What do they look like, are they safe, user-friendly, and cyber-secure? (read more...)

Moderator
Steven Ernst
Chief, Automated Controls and Cyber Security, Hydroelectric Design Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Jeremy Winkle
Senior Controls Engineer
Avista Utilities
United States
Panelist
Lisa Gentry
Electrical Controls Engineer
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Panelist
Mateo Mengis
Control Systems Section Chief, Hydroelectric Design Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103

How will recent and pending regulatory changes affect your developments or operations? Both Canada and the U.S. have seen direct and nuanced changes in regulations that are affecting how projects are developed and operated. New changes are coming, from potential changes in law and regulation through pending legal (read more...)

Moderator
Jeremiah Maher
Vice President Regulatory and Environmental
Kleinschmidt Associates
United States
Panelist
Adam Ward
Vice President Environmental Affairs, Sustainability and Energy Policy
American Municipal Power
United States
Panelist
Kimberly Ognisty
Associate
Winston & Strawn LLP
United States
Panelist
Phillip Caulier
Director Capital Projects
Nova Scotia Power
Canada
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 111/113

Effective human asset management is essential. Learn about how unique work cultures and locations affect retention and retention strategies and the importance (read more...)

Moderator
Jim Miller
Consultant
Signal Hydropower Consultants, LLC
United States
Panelist
Brandi Reilly
Senior Marketing Manager
HDR Incorporated
United States
Panelist
Claire Beveridge, PE
Hydro Research Foundation Fellow
University of Washington
United States
Panelist
Herbie Johnson
Hydro General Manager
Southern Company
United States
Panelist
Michael Haynes
Generation Operations and Engineering Officer
Seattle City Light
United States
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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 102/104

This session explores the challenges of engineering the “perfect” solution while maintaining practical construction approaches, which are based on engineering judgment and common sense. Today’s dam safety requirements demand practical reflection when making real-life decisions that includes an assessment of future risks associated with issues such (read more...)

Moderator
Nadja Holowaty
Special Projects Manager
SNC Lavalin
Canada
Panelist
Garth Wilson, P.Eng.
Owner
Engineering and Construction Insights, LLC
United States
Panelist
John Osterle
Vice President, Dams and Water Resource Projects
Paul C. Rizzo Associates
United States
Panelist
Jonathan Harris, P.E.
National Practice Leader for Dam Safety and Risk
Schnabel Engineering
United States
Panelist
Sal Lamsal, P.E.
Senior Civil/Structural Engineer
New York Power Authority
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 107/109
This panel will discuss power contract management, financing arrangements and how hydrology affects financing decisions. Hydrology and predictable energy forecasting are seen by most financial organizations as the single most significant risk in hydropower project pro formas. Panelists will discuss what is being done to (read more...)
Moderator
David Youlen
Executive Vice President
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
United States
Panelist
Andrew Locke
President
Essex Hydro
United States
Panelist
Christopher Ball
Executive Vice President
Corpfinance International Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Jaimie Cathcart
Specialist Hydrotechnical Engineer
Knight Piesold
Canada
Panelist
Paul Williams
Vice President
Kleinschmidt
United States
Sponsored by: <
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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 108/110
No plant owner wants to find out if their fire suppression system works. This heated discussion takes on fire detection, CO2 usage versus water mists, and how to suppress the worst-case scenario of having to use fire suppression. Participants will discuss what works well, where to update systems (read more...)
Moderator
James Calnon, PE
Chief, Mechanical-Structural Branch, Hydroelectric Design Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Attilio Zasso
Principal Engineer
California Department of Water Resources
United States
Panelist
Everrett Hume, CFPS
Staff Vice President, Senior Engineering Technical Specialist
FM Global
United States
Panelist
Jay Anders
Vice President, Hydropower and Hydraulic Structures
Black & Veatch
United States
Panelist
Mark Martella
Sales Manager
Victaulic
United States
Panelist
Wayne Newland
Hydro Compliance Specialist
Georgia Power
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103
Expert panelists will discuss lessons learned from implementation of the Paris Accord and implications for hydropower, as well as other international programs that directly affect hydro. Representatives from the U.S., Canada and other countries will discuss their national efforts and the effects of (read more...)
Moderator
Ken Adams
President
International Hydropower Association
Canada
Panelist
Bill Girling
Hydropower Development Director
International Hydropower Association
United Kingdom
Panelist
Jacob Irving
President
Canadian Hydropower Association
Canada
Panelist
Linda Church Ciocci
Executive Director
National Hydropower Association
United States
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10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 111/113

Aspects of this important task include managing our message and reputation, sharing hydro’s value and contribution, and looking at ways to define (read more...)

Moderator
LeRoy Coleman
Senior Manager of Strategic Communications
National Hydropower Association
United States
Panelist
Alexandra Lemke
Senior Advisor, External Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy, Water Power Technologies Office
United States
Panelist
Teresa Plant
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Western Area Power Administration
United States
Panelist
Timothy Brown, PhD
Public Affairs Leader
GE Renewable Energy
United States
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10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 102/104

Picking the correct tool to assess any given dam-safety or dam design challenge is a critical decision with respect to managing costs and efficiently reaching solutions. During this session you will learn about some of the industry’s evolving modeling tools as they apply to dam engineering and safety. Discussions will include (read more...)

Moderator
Duane McClelland
Senior Water Resources Engineer
CH2M
United States
Panelist
Blake Tullis
Professor Hydraulic Engineering
Utah State University
United States
Panelist
Keith Ferguson, P.E.
Vice President and National Practice Leader, Dams and Hydraulic Structures
HDR Engineering Inc.
United States
Panelist
Omid Mohseni
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Barr Engineering Co.
United States
Panelist
Stephen Brown, PE
Program Manager
Kleinfelder
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 107/109

The panelists will present advancements in hydroelectric equipment and technology that are relevant to new hydro development worldwide. Participants will hear about new turbine technology and improvement in conventional hydraulic and pumped turbines, generators and generator-motors, and hydraulic gates and hoists. Improvements would include: new technology, efficiency (read more...)

Moderator
Jeremy Smith
Sales Manager, Strategic Projects
Voith Hydro Inc.
United States
Panelist
Erich Wurm
Design Analysis, Head of CEC Axial
Andritz
Austria
Panelist
Henry Obermeyer
President
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States
Sponsored by: <
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10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 108/110
This discussion with industry experts will address the new reality that hydro plants are being used for peaking when many were intended for baseload operations. Are machines wearing out faster, what is the cost of start/stops and equipment acting as a spinning reserve, and how do owners (read more...)
Moderator
Roger Clarke-Johnson
Western Region Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Panelist
John Yen
Manager
Southern California Edison
United States
Panelist
Larry Pomatto
Director of Engineering
Systems Integrated
United States
Panelist
Scott Fallon
Instrument and Controls Design Engineer
Southern Company
United States
Sponsored by:

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 103
Between 2017 and 2026, nearly 200 projects in the U.S. with an installed capacity of less than 5 MW will begin the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing process. With low energy prices, hydropower owners face dilemmas when considering whether to relicense, surrender or sell. What factors (read more...)
Moderator
Alan Skelly
Chief Executive Officer
Pike Island Energy, LLC
United States
Panelist
Christopher Ball
Executive Vice President
Corpfinance International Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Jim Gill
Director, Hydro Licensing and Water Management
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
United States
Panelist
Lars Erik Maurud
Partner
PA Consulting Group
Norway
Panelist
Norman (Norm) Bishop, Jr., P.E.
Senior Executive Project Engineer
Knight Pièsold and Co.
United States
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