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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
Presentations:
Speaker
Andrea Copping
Senior Program Manager - Marine and Coastal Waters
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States
Speaker
Reenst Lesemann
Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Power Technologies
United States

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...)

Moderator
Ed Turkaly
Cybersecurity Solution Architect – North America
Baker Hughes
United States
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: 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
Evan Arntzen
Senior Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

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
Tommy McEntyre
Program Manager
Mesa Associates Inc.
United States
Panelist
Adam Massey
Hydro Project Manager
Alabama Power
United States
Panelist
Roger Yeargan
Hydro Manager – Lower Coosa River Group
Alabama Power
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
Jennifer Runyon
Content Director
Clarion Energy
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Rinol Pereira
Automation Product Sales Manager – Canada & US
ABB Power Generation & Water
United States
Co-Author
Chris Naunheimer
User Experience Director- Digital
ABB Inc
United States
Speaker
John Yale
Hydro Plant Engineering Manager
Chelan County Public Utility District
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...)

Moderator
Brent Ward
Manager, Business Development, IoT
Voith Digital Ventures
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Halvor Haugsvold
Vice President, Head of Mechanical Department
Norconsult
Norway
Speaker
Brendon McNally
Mechanical Engineer
Douglas County PUD
United States

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