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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:
Speaker
Karen Ashley
Chief Division & Inclusion Officer
American Electric Power
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

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

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 Advanced Engineering
Canada
Panelist
Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P. E.
Senior Engineer Specialist
Ontario Power Generation
Canada

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
Bob Bauer
Public Education Specialist
Chelan County PUD
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
Regional Sales Manager - USA
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
Andrew Storfer
Chief Executive Officer
America Energia S.A.
Brazil
Co-Author
Hugo Yamagushi
Assessor of the Energy Directorate
São Paulo Sanitation and Energy Regulatory Agency – ARSESP
Brazil

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