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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
Tanner Grider
Graduate Student
Auburn University
United States
Co-Author
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
Patrick Haney
Graduate Research Assistant
Auburn University
United States
Co-Author
Patrick Haney
Graduate Research Assistant
Auburn University
United States
Co-Author
R. Mark Nelms
Chair
Auburn University
United States
Speaker
Barvir Sanosian
Electrical Engineer EIT
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
Speaker
Eric Wooden
Senior 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
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
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
Mike Wallin
President & CEO
Reivax North America inc
Canada
Co-Author
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

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
Erin Foraker
Renewable Energy Research Program Manager
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Co-Author
Patrick March
Principal Consultant
Hydro Performance Processes Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Paul Wolff
President
WolffWare Ltd.
United States
Co-Author
Shanna Durham, P.E.
Mechanical Engineer, Hydraulic Equipment Group, Technical Services Center
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Speaker
Olivier Berchtold
Lead Engineer
GE Renewable
Switzerland
Co-Author
Michel Spiridon
Generator R&D Manager
Alstom Hydro Brazil
Brazil
Co-Author
Piotr Neubauer
Lead Engineer
GE Renewable
Swaziland
Co-Author
Thomas Kunz
Senior Engineering Manager
GE Renewable Energy
Switzerland

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
Handout(s)
Presentations:
Speaker
Henry Obermeyer
President
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Claudiu Iavornic
Engineer
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Michael Sprague
Researcher VI - Computational Science
National Renewable Energy Labratory
United States
Co-Author
Nikhar Abbas
Graduate Controls Engineering Intern
National Renewable Energy Labratory
United States
Speaker
Ian Gagnon
Mechanical Engineer
Natel Energy, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Abe Schneider
President, Chief Technology Officer
Natel Energy, Inc.
United States
Speaker
John Letal
Rotating Machines Engineer
Iris Power
Canada
Co-Author
Fabian Kaica
Consultant
Fabian Kaica Consulting
Australia
Co-Author
Ozren Husnjak, Mr Sc
Research & Development
Veski Ltd
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Co-Author
Ozren Orešković, Mag.Ing
Managing Director
Veski Ltd
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Speaker
Stefan Holler Litzlhammer
Dipl. Ing.
Prof. Dr. Jaberg & Partner GmbH
Austria
Co-Author
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
Sylvain Marier, Eng.,M.Sc.A.
Head of Hydraulic Laboratory
Andritz Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
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
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
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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