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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...)

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

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
Speaker
Hans Naeff
Managing Director
Global Hydroelectric Group, Black & Veatch
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
Robert Harvey
Owner/Operator
Burnshire Hydroelectric LLC
United States
Speaker
Hans Lillevold
Electrical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
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


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
Speaker
Helvio Guerra
Superintendent
Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL)
Brazil
Speaker
Ludimila Lima Da Silva
Deputy Superintendent
Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency - ANEEL
Brazil

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
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

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