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4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Booth 11090

It’s a known fact that a diverse, inclusive workforce increases a company’s profitability. Hear about how people are working to increase D&E in the hydroelectric industry, and learn the fruits of their (read more...)

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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...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Thomas Mosier
Research scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Anudeep Medam
R&D Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Dan Berrien
VP 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
Vahan Gevorgian
Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Vladimir Koritarov
Water Power Program Manager
Argonne National Laboratory
United States

4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Booth 11063

Energy from ocean waves and tides is a next-frontier opportunity for waterpower, and speakers in this session will discuss several topics affecting this industry, such as how to deal with biofouling under harsh marine (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Geoffrey Swain
Biofouling Penalties and Biofouling Solutions
Florida Institute of Technology
United States

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: 11090

Rehabilitating and modernizing aging plants and equipment provides ample benefits and copious challenges. Case studies illustrate rehab work on a variety of systems, with results gained and lessons (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Richard Harvey
Mechanical Engineer
US Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Speaker
Hans Naeff
Managing Director
Global Hydroelectric GroupBlack & VeatchDenver, Colorado
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...)


10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Booth 11063

Hydro project owners have continued responsibility to ensure the cybersecurity of their facilities. Learn about the latest requirements and considerations, as well as tools available to help simplify this daunting (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Chris Shepherd
Director of Information & Critical Infrastructure Security
Gannett Fleming
United States
Speaker
Kristopher Schehr
Founder / Chief Scientist
Rearden Logic, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
James Volk, P.E., PMP
Vice President of Engineering
Segrity LLC
United States
Speaker
Max Wandera
Director, Cybersecurity
Eaton
United States

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room: 11090

Generators and other electrical components are evolving, and working on these components provides unique obstacles. Speakers cover recent electrical work completed, with a goal toward sharing best practices with the (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
robert harvey
Owner/Operator
Burnshire Hydroelectric LLC
United States
Speaker
Hans Lillevold
Electrical Engineer
USACE
United States
Speaker
BEN JENKINS
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
IDAHO FALLS POWER
United States
Co-Author
BEN JENKINS
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
IDAHO FALLS POWER
United States
Co-Author
Mayank Panwar
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Rob Hovsapian
Scientist and Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Nicolas Dehlinger
Rotating Machines Technical Services Engineer
Qualitrol - Iris Power
United States
Co-Author
Greg Stone
Electrical Engineer
Iris Power - Qualitrol Corp
Canada
Co-Author
Nicolas Dehlinger
Rotating Machines Technical Services Engineer
Qualitrol - Iris Power
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...)


12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room: Booth 11063

Advanced manufacturing: The insertion of new technology, improved processes and management methods to improve the manufacturing of products. How has this trend grown into hydropower, and how can it benefit (read more...)





11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Booth 11090

Social issues around hydro plant development and operations can either provide negative fodder for the media or a positive example for the industry. Several experts discuss recent work that can help make your social efforts yield positive (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Gabriel Rocha, M.Sc. Eng
Project Manager
WorleyParsons Engenharia S/A
Brazil
Co-Author
Gabriel Rocha, M.Sc. Eng
Project Manager
WorleyParsons Engenharia S/A
Brazil
Speaker
Helvio Guerra
Superintendent
Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL)
Brazil
Speaker
Ludimila Lima Da Silva
Deputy Superintendent
Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency - ANEEL
Brazil

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...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Daniel Nail
TS I&C-Plant Support
Southern Company
United States
Co-Author
Matt Roberts
Engineering & Operations Manager
American Governor
United States
Speaker
Nancy Kroner
President
Versalence
United States

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Booth 11063

Are smart operations and digitalization/digital plants merely buzz phrases for hydro? Not at all. They present exciting new opportunities, and challenges, for this industry. Speakers will discuss tools for machine learning, the future of work in the digital power plant, and (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Marshall Moutenot
Co-Founder
Upstream PBC
United States
Co-Author
Marshall Moutenot
Co-Founder
Upstream PBC
United States
Speaker
Chris Naunheimer
User Experience Director- Digital
ABB Inc
United States

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Booth 11090

Small hydro facilities are being installed worldwide, with a goal of serving local communities or providing low-impact and renewable electricity to their countries. Speakers will discuss a variety of scenarios under which small hydro was both cost-effective and (read more...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Brian Murtha
Hydropower Project Manager
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States
Co-Author
Aaron Lemke
Civil Engineer
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States
Co-Author
David Gatto
Business Development Manager
Ames Construction, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jay Anders
Vice President, Hydropower and Hydraulic Structures
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Stephen Bowers
Engineering Manager
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States
Speaker
Janco van den Berg
Mr
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Co-Author
Adriaan August Kurtz
Senior Manager
Stellenbosch Municipality
South Africa
Co-Author
Chantel Monica Niebuhr
Ms
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Co-Author
Marco Van Dijk
Lecturer
University of Pretoria
South Africa

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...)


1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Booth 11063

VR, it’s not just for gaming anymore. With today’s advancing technology – including virtual reality and other three-dimensional tools – a world of opportunity is opening up for hydro. Hear examples of how VR and 3D tools are being used in (read more...)


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