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4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Booth 7102

As energy sources evolve worldwide, what will the transmission grid look like? How will it change? How will various energy storage technologies (including pumped storage hydro) fit in? Hear from experts about modernization, big data and (read more...)

Moderator
Roger Clarke-Johnson
Western Region Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
S M Shafiul Alam
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Anudeep Medam
R&D Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Dan Berrien
Vice President of Engineering
American Governor Company
United States
Co-Author
Kim McGrath
Director of Business Development
Maxwell Technologies
United States
Co-Author
Mayank Panwar
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Rahul Kadavil
R&D Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Rob Hovsapian
Scientist and Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Stephen Boorman
Engineering Manager
Idaho Falls Power
United States
Co-Author
Thomas Mosier
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Vahan Gevorgian
Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Vladimir Koritarov
Water Power Program Manager
Argonne National Laboratory
United States

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Booth 7102

Pumped storage hydro makes up 95%+ of all current energy storage capacity, but other technologies such as batteries can provide flexibility to operating hydropower plants. Hear about how hybrid systems can provide local and grid-scale (read more...)

Session Chair
Kevin Young
President
Young Energy Services
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Matt Hensley
Plant System Owner
AEP
United States
Speaker
Thomas Mosier
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
United States

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room: Booth 7102

Micro-grids – local energy grids with control capability that allows them to disconnect from the traditional grid and operate autonomously – are becoming more popular, and combined with batteries they deliver energy storage alternatives. How does hydro fit (read more...)

Moderator
Patrick Judge
Director of Business Development
Hydro-Quebec
Canada
Presentations:
Speaker
Hughe McDermott
Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales
ESS Inc.
United States
Speaker
Steve Wenke, PE
Senior Manager Generation Strategy and Planning
Avista Utilities
United States

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Booth 7102

The U.S. is home to more than 40 pumped storage hydro facilities ranging   from 40 MW to 3,000 MW. Many of these facilities were built from 1960 to 1990 and are approaching their first or second major overhaul. These major overhauls present a significant opportunity to add flexible functionality and (read more...)

Moderator
Klaus Krueger, PhD
Manager Product & Plant Safety and Innovation
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Panelist
Matthew Brooks
Coordinator, Hydro Operations
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
Panelist
Preston Pierce
General Manager, Hydro West
Duke Energy
United States

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Booth 7102

Hydropower is an essential baseload resource that provides valuable grid stabilizing services, whether that be pumped storage or conventional hydro. Hear about hydroelectricity and grid stability, frequency control and (read more...)

Moderator
Anna West
Principal and Co-Founder
Kearns & West
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Daniel Nail
Hydro Generation Lead Site Controls Engineer
Southern Company
United States
Co-Author
Matt Roberts
Engineering and Operations Manager
American Governor
United States
Speaker
Nancy Kroner
President
Versalence
United States

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Booth 7102

Models and modeling of the grid appear to favor batteries over hydropower. With batteries triumphing over pumped storage hydro in most models, what happens now? Is better modeling needed? What are developers doing to address challenges regarding modeling hydro for its (read more...)

Moderator
Don Erpenbeck
Global Sector Market Leader for WaterPower & Dams
Stantec
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Neil Millar
Executive Director of Infrastructure Development
California Independent System Operator
United States
Speaker
David Elwood, P.E.
Managing Principal
Rebalance Energy
United States

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