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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: C123
Format: Paper
This session addresses both electrical and mechanical issues, as well as modernizations and technologies as they apply to conventional hydro generators and pumped storage (read more...)
Session Chair
Jane Hutt
Webmaster
International Generator Technical Community
United States
Session Co-Chair
Paulo Pereira, Eng.
Application Manager Hydro
Federal-Mogul DEVA GmbH
Germany
Presentations:
Speaker
Jason Sinkhorn
Director of Engineering
EME Associates
United States
Speaker
Barvir Sanosian
Electrical Engineer In Training
Stantec Consulting Services
United States
Co-Author
Uddhav Lakkundi
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Stantec
United States
Co-Author
Willian Akaishi
Principal Hydro Electrical Engineer
Stantec
United States
Speaker
Henry Obermeyer
President
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jeremy Wells
Civil Engineer
Wells Engineering, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Lindsay George
Engineer
Small Hydro Consulting, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Robi Robichaud
Researcher IV-Market Research Analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Eric Wooden
Mechanical Engineer
Stantec
United States
Co-Author
Brian Clark
Project Manager
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Co-Author
Stanley Hayes
Vice President
Stantec
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: C123
Format: Paper
Learn about how these presenters are using their control systems to improve hydro station operations, efficiency and (read more...)
Session Chair
Scott Ginesin
Vice President Business Development and Operations
American Governor Company
United States
Session Co-Chair
Mark Smith
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Reivax North America Inc.
Canada
Presentations:
Speaker
Glen Harrison
Business Development Manager, Hydro
ABB Inc.
Canada
Co-Author
Marc Mantha
Vice President, Operations
H2O Power LP
Canada
Speaker
Matthew Roberts
Operations Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Co-Author
Richard Vorous
Mechanical Engineer
Placer County Water Agency
United States
Co-Author
Richard Vorous
Mechanical Engineer
Placer County Water Agency
United States
Speaker
Simon Krotec
Chief Project Engineer
Litostroj Power
Slovenia
Speaker
James Volk, P.E., PMP
Vice President of Engineering
Segrity LLC
United States
Co-Author
Gerald Santoro
Hydro Technician Operator
Northern California Power Agency
United States
Co-Author
Sandy Rainey
Hydro Technical Supervisor
NCPA - Northern California Power Agency
United States
Speaker
Alessandro Quadrelli
R&D Engineer & Project Manager
Enel
Italy
Co-Author
Erlon Finardi, D. Eng.
Associate Professor
LabPlan - UFSC
Brazil
Co-Author
Henrique Menarin
Research & Development Engineer
Reivax North America, INC
Canada
Co-Author
Leonard Augusto Weiss
Supervisor
Reivax SA Automação e Controle
Brazil
Co-Author
Mark Smith
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Reivax North America Inc.
Canada

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: C123
Format: Paper

Hydropower technology and equipment have gained increasing popularity worldwide. These innovative technologies are intended to allow more focus on improving and optimizing the current hydropower assets and to be used in new development. As more renewable energy sources are connected to the grid, hydropower will help balance the subsequent variable (read more...)

Session Chair
Boualem Hadjerioua
Lead Water Power Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
United States
Session Co-Chair
Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P. E.
Senior Engineer Specialist
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Presentations:
Speaker
Edson Alves
Specialist Engineer - Service Engineering
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Mauro Uemori
Expert Engineer
GE
Brazil
Co-Author
Michel Spiridon
Generator R&D Manager
Alstom Hydro Brazil
Brazil
Speaker
Andre Tetreault
Director - Tests & Diagnostics Division
VibroSystM
Canada
Speaker
Federico Eccel
Hydraulic Engineer
SWS Canada Ltd
Canada
Co-Author
Francesca Angelini
Civil and Structural Engineer
Astaldi Canada Inc
Canada
Co-Author
Guido Venturini
CEO, Business Manager
SWS Canada ltd
Canada
Co-Author
Mazzucco Giuseppe
Technical Manager
Astaldi Canada Inc
Canada
Co-Author
Nicola Ramacciato
Senior Geologist
Astaldi Canada Inc
Canada

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: C123
Format: Paper

In this session, the focus will be on rehabilitation and new technology development for both conventional hydro and pumped storage (read more...)

Session Chair
James Volk, P.E., PMP
Vice President of Engineering
Segrity LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Ales Skotak, PhD
Director of Research and Development Department
Litostroj Power
Czech Republic
Presentations:
Speaker
Lukas Motycak
R&D Senior Engineer
Litostroj Power - ČKD Blansko Engineering, a.s.
Czech Republic
Speaker
Robert Erney
Hydraulic Engineer
Voith Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Danijel Anciger
Head of Method Application & Products
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Co-Author
Doug Rogers
System Engineer
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
Co-Author
Eddie Duncan
Engineering Supervisor-Pumped Storage/Nantahala Plants
Duke Energy
United States
Co-Author
Jason Foust
Hydraulic Engineer
Voith Hydro
United States
Speaker
Johannes Junginger
Scientific employee
Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery - University of Stuttgart
Germany
Co-Author
O. Kirschner
Professor
Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery Universtity of Stuttgart
Germany
Co-Author
S. Riedelbauch
Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery Universtity of Stuttgart
Professor
Germany
Speaker
Walter Riegler
Manager Turbine Mechanical Engineering
Voith Hydro Inc
United States
Co-Author
James Bartkowiak
Senior Manager Project Engineering
Voith Hydro, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Ronaldo Figueira
Hydro Account Manager
Voith Hydro Inc
United States
Speaker
Helmut Benigni
Vice Head of the Institute HFM
University of Technology Graz
Austria

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: C123
Format: Paper

The case studies presented in this session will cover the gamut from restoring flooded powerhouses to how to troubleshoot equipment problems using vibration (read more...)

Session Chair
Lisa Myles
Assistant General Manager
L&S Electric, Inc
United States
Session Co-Chair
Nick Smith
Sales Manager/Project Manager
American Babbitt Bearing
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Bernard Boueri, PhD, P.Eng.
Senior Vibration Engineer
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Speaker
Ben Wang
Senior Engineer
BC Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Danny Burggraeve
Principal Engineer
BC Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Jacob Iosfin
Specialist Engineer
BC Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Mario Hamel
System Engineer
Andritz
Canada
Co-Author
Sabrina Lin
Senior Engineer
BC Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Sylvain Marier, Eng.,M.Sc.A.
Hydraulic Contracts Engineer
Andritz Hydro
Canada
Speaker
Eric Larson
Hydro Mechanical Engineer
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Jonathan Meier
Programs and Design
PG&E
United States
Speaker
Eduard Muljadi
James J. Danaher Distinguished Professor
Auburn University
United States
Co-Author
Henry Obermeyer
President
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Lindsay George
Engineer
Small Hydro Consulting, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Robi Robichaud
Researcher IV-Market Research Analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Speaker
David Brown Kinloch
President
Appalachian Hydro Associates, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Earl Ramlow
Product Manager
Polyset Co.
United States
Co-Author
Farzad Ferdox
Hydropower Station Specialist
Xylem, Inc.
Sweden
Co-Author
Jillian Davis
Senior Engineer
Kleinschmidt
United States
Co-Author
Jon Radde
Regional Application Engineer
ABB, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Michael Herman
High Power Drives Business Development
ABB, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Paul Cyr
Senior Engineering Consultant
Kleinschmidt Associates
United States

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