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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: B110-112

Your hydro assets and how they are being used have been evolving.   This session will look at the how differently the grid has evolved over the last ten years in contrast to what was expected and how hydro assets are now being asked to operate to accommodate today’s grid.  In (read more...)

Moderator
Steve Wenke, PE
Senior Manager Generation Strategy and Planning
Avista Utilities
United States
Panelist
Abhishek Somani
Senior Economist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Jessica Harrison
Director of R&D
MISO
United States
Panelist
John Moura
Director, Reliability Assessment & System Analysis
North American Electric Reliability Corporation
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B110/111/112
Format: Paper

This session will highlight the current state-of-the-art of modeling, as well as technological advancements for pumped storage (read more...)

Session Chair
Carl Atkinson, III, P.E.
Director, Sales and Marketing
Voith Hydro, Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Megan Nesbitt
Senior Technical Leader-Hydropower
Electric Power Research Institute
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Hans Naeff
Managing Director
Global Hydroelectric Group, Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Andrew Blakers
Professor, Research School of Engineering, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
Australian National University
Australia
Speaker
Robi Robichaud
Researcher IV-Market Research Analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Eduard Muljadi
James J. Danaher Distinguished Professor
Auburn University
United States
Co-Author
Greg Stark
Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Henry Obermeyer
President
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Lindsay George
Engineer
Small Hydro Consulting, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Michael Craig
Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Lucas Werle
Engineering Services
Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
Germany
Co-Author
Marcelo Magnoli
Product Development Engineer
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Co-Author
Martin Giese
Head of Pump Turbine Dvpt
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Speaker
Debbie Mursch
Senior Sales Leader
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Maryse Francois-Xausa
Customer Technology Solutions Leader
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
France
Co-Author
Roland Praus
Senior Product Manager
GE Renewable Energy
Switzerland
Speaker
Helmut Benigni
Vice Head of the Institute HFM
University of Technology Graz
Austria

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: B110-112

Knowing that our data is a valuable asset, this session will explore real-life examples from multiple industries that have implemented robust data analysis programs.  Learn how putting your data to work can improve your plant performance — after the pitch. You’ll hear how plant owners are using predictive analysis based (read more...)

Moderator
Daniel Rabon
National Hydropower Business Line Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Kirk Hudson
Managing Director - Generation and Transmission
Chelan County Public Utility District
United States
Panelist
Scott Smyth
Senior Lead Technology
Sapere Consulting
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B110/111/112
Format: Paper

This session will discuss the challenges facing hydropower development in the present market environment, as well as opportunities and incentives to help overcome these (read more...)

Session Chair
Rajesh Dham
Technology Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Session Co-Chair
Paul Bernhardt
Principle Engineer
Bergmann Associates
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Mark Parrish
Senior Mathematician
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Gordon Ashby
Federal Columbia River Power System Asset Strategies
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Speaker
Boualem Hadjerioua
Lead Water Power Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
United States
Co-Author
Brennan Smith
Program Manager, Hydropower Technology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Shelaine Curd-Hetrick
Research Operations Manager
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Helvio Guerra
Superintendent
Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL)
Brazil
Speaker
Ludimila Lima Da Silva
Deputy Superintendent
Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency - ANEEL
Brazil
Speaker
Christopher Lang
Business Development Manager - Western US
Voith Hydro, Inc.
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: B110-112
Learn more from your peers in the industry about the shifting landscape of today’s energy business. Attendees will be briefed on the evolution in markets, including the energy imbalance and grid services markets. Owners and operators will discuss the increasing additions of variable resources and the relationship between natural gas (read more...)
Moderator
Brian Shenk
Chief, Hydropower Analysis Center
US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydro Electric Design Center
United States
Panelist
Gordon Ashby
Federal Columbia River Power System Asset Strategies
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
Janel Ulrich
Generation Asset Program Manager
Chelan County Public Utility District
United States
Panelist
Mark Parrish
Senior Mathematician
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Shannon Wall
Strategic Asset Management Manager
Tacoma Power
United States

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