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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&I in the hydroelectric industry, and learn the fruits of their (read more...)

Moderator
Diana Shannon
Ecologist
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
United States
Presentations:

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
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
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
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...)

Moderator
Bryson Robertson, PhD
Co-Director, Pacific Marine Energy Center
Oregon State University
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...)

Moderator
Fred Wiesinger
Director of Engineering
Kingsbury Inc.
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Richard Harvey
Mechanical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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:

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
Co-Author
Natalie Bruer
Security Analyst
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...)

Moderator
Jim Miller
Consultant
Signal Hydropower Consultants, LLC
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
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 Machine Engineer
Qualitrol - Iris Power
United States
Co-Author
Greg Stone
Electrical Engineer
Iris Power - Qualitrol Corp
Canada

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...)

Session Chair
Patrick Judge
Director of Business Development
Hydro-Quebec
Canada
Presentations:
Speaker
Hughe McDermott
Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales
ESS Inc.
United States

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

With attention to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions accelerating worldwide, researchers and utilities are advancing measuring and monitoring tools and techniques. Learn about the state-of-the-art in this field and how it is being (read more...)

Moderator
Kelsey Rugani
Director
Kerns & West
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Lasantha Sampath Jayasinghe
Climate Change and Hydro Power Potential in the Region and the World
Project Manager, Eco Power Holdings Limited, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Booth 11090

Shaft design critical constraints will affect the life of your generator and turbine shafts. When designing horizontal shafts, one will have many different considerations when replacing, upgrading or completing modifications, even if the original shaft has been in service for many decades. Critical constraints should not be taken lightly, ven (read more...)

Moderator
Don Haber
Hydro Sales Manager
Hydro Tech Inc.
United States
Panelist
Benoit Cournoyer
Director, Numerical Simulations
LDV Consulants
United States
Panelist
Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P. E.
Senior Engineer Specialist
Ontario Power Generation
Canada


1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Booth 11063
Spillway gate control equipment at many dams has been in service since original commissioning. At Jordan Dam, the spillway gates and associated machinery is approaching 100 years in service. Due to tight reservoir control requirements, the spillway gates are operated very frequently. A project is in progress at Jordan that (read more...)
Moderator
Gary Cousins
Associate Vice President
Mesa Associates, Inc
United States
Panelist
Roger Yeargan
Hydro Manager – Lower Coosa River Group
Alabama Power
United States

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...)

Moderator
Ritchie Graves
Supervisory Fisheries Biologist
NOAA
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Gabriel Rocha, M.Sc. Eng
Project Manager
WorleyParsons Engenharia S/A
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...)

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

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...)

Moderator
Yunfeng Gao
Proposal Manager
Andritz
United States
Presentations:
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...)

Moderator
N. Christian Porse
Project Manager
Mavel Americas
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Luca Vacca
Junior Engineer
TOYE S.r.l.
Italy
Co-Author
Andrea Vacca
Prof. Eng.
TOYE S.r.l.
Italy
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
Associate Vice President, Hydropower and Hydraulic Structures
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Luca Vacca
Junior Engineer
TOYE S.r.l.
Italy
Co-Author
Stephen Bowers
Engineering Manager
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States
Speaker
Janco van den Berg
Civil Engineer
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Co-Author
Adriaan August Kurtz
Senior Manager
Stellenbosch Municipality
South Africa
Co-Author
Chantel Monica Niebuhr
Civil Engineer
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...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Neil Millar
Executive Director of Infrastructure Development
California Independent System Operator
United States

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...)

Presentations:
Speaker
Halvor Haugsvold
Vice President, Head of Mechanical Department
Norconsult
Norway
Speaker
Eric Wooden
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Stantec
United States

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