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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: B113

Panelists will provide their perspectives on the present and future markets for hydropower in North America. This will include how hydro generation fits into the transmission grid with other types of generation. Opportunities will be discussed for hydro from multiple perspectives, including financing, renewable portfolio standard goals, valuation, utility needs, (read more...)

Moderator
Jason Spreyer
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
United States
Panelist
Alejandro Moreno
Director, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Andrew Longenecker
Vice President of Business Development
Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
United States
Panelist
Christopher Ball
Executive Vice President
Corpfinance International Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Shannon Ames
Executive Director
Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B113

This panel provides a global overview of new hydropower development for pipelines, conduits and canals. Panelists will discuss recent installations, OEM technologies being deployed, new technology under development and testing, and recent efforts in the U.S. to identify the national and state resource potential for small pipeline/canal (read more...)

Moderator
Kurt Johnson
Principal
Telluride Energy LLC
United States
Panelist
Jed Jorgensen
Program Manager
Energy Trust of Oregon
United States
Panelist
Shih-Chieh Kao, PhD
Research Scientist, Environmental Services Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Silvia Palma-Rojas
Project Manager
California Energy Commission
United States

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: B113

More than ever, creative strategies for hydropower development are being pursued. This panel will include a frank discussion on how new hydropower megawatts are being added to the grid. The panel will highlight successful approaches for non-powered dam retrofits, new strategies for greenfield development, and the growing role of dam (read more...)

Moderator
Adam Witt
Hydropower Systems Research Engineer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Mel Koleber
Vice President
Rye Development
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B113

This panel will showcase international hydroelectric and pumped storage projects being proposed, design and constructed. Expert speakers would highlight opportunities to provide equipment, goods and services. Case studies would be provided to highlight at least two large-scale hydro or pumped storage (read more...)

Moderator
Glen Roberts
Director, Global Markets Central California
U.S. Department of Commerce|International Trade Administration
United States
Panelist
Francis Makhanu
Chief Energy Planner
Kengen
Kenya
Panelist
Marko Tandler
Quality Manager
Litostroj Steel Ltd.
Slovenia
Panelist
Tashi Pem
Chief Engineer
Department of Hydropower and Power Systems
Bhutan

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: B113
We are seeing an emergence of new hybrid systems being formed across the U.S. and around the globe. Panelists will explore what a successful hybrid system might entail. Hear about which combination of technologies is proving to be a successful partnership – from solar and wind synergies to other smart (read more...)
Moderator
Stephanie Hun
Global Sales & Marketing Manager
SNC Lavalin
Canada
Panelist
CARLOS ROMERO
VP SALES, UTILITY & ENERGY
ABB INC.
Panelist
Robin Wentzel
Business Development: Renewables, Electricity Generation
ATCO Ltd.
Canada

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