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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: C120-122

Electric utilities describe their approach to short- and long-term power plant maintenance and the frequency of this work. Improved use of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), better data collection, review and use, and other improvements to their maintenance processes will be shared that improve maintenance outcomes and save (read more...)


11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: C120-122

Outage planning can be quickly undone by unforeseen issues. Identifying and addressing common problems with plant support systems and having good specification drawing management plans in place prior to outages can help to avoid costly delays. Learn through case studies and best practices of utilities experienced with outage planning. (read more...)


11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: C120-122
Succession planning involves more than just replacing executive management. New O&M workers need to be trained in a variety of systems and skills.  Are we doing enough to bring these workers up to speed to replace an aging workforce? What are others in the hydro industry doing to bridge this (read more...)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: C120-122

The grid code Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT) requires renewable energy sources to remain connected to the grid following the voltage sags resulting from disturbances. Germany has implemented new standards generator manufacturers must meet effective April 2019. The requirements are expected to expand to other European countries and potentially worldwide. (read more...)


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