Select Criteria: Tracks = Civil Works and Dam Safety, Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage), Equipment and Technology, Keynote, Knowledge Hub - Dealing with Changing Market Conditions, Knowledge HUB - Learning from Case Studies, Knowledge HUB - Technology Horizons, Market Trends and Asset Strategies, New Development (including Small Hydro), Operations and Maintenance, Plenary, Policies and Regulations, Poster Gallery, Water and Environment

Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Ballroom A
  • Session Number:Keynote
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Alan Hodnik
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ALLETE Inc.
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    Tuesday, July 14, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Session Number:2K
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Gretchen Dolson, PE, LEED AP
    Renewable Energy Practice Lead/Vice President
    HDR
    Co-Author
    Angie Scangas, PE
    Senior Engineer
    HDR
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    • Knowledge HUB

    Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    • Session Number:3L
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    • Knowledge HUB

    Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Room: 103A
    • Session Number:1B
    Learn from industry experts where storage technology (batteries, pumped storage and others) stands today and is projected for the future. Included in the discussion topics for this panel are potential technology disruptions, projected cost curves and barriers to growth, to name a few....
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103E
    • Session Number:1E
    Existing hydroelectric assets provide significant opportunity to enhance profitability, provide alternative products and attract new customers. In this session, we will explore development activities that include adding battery storage, ground-mount solar and floating solar technologies at existing installations. Further, we will explore alternative products, including blockchain mining and creating hydrogen... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103B
    • Session Number:1D
    This session will feature an expert international panel discussing market and future operational trends affecting hydropower strategic management and planning. Get perspectives from different countries, as well as regional perspectives. Please identify the audience who you are targeting: International...
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:1C
     Because no value can be realized until electricity is produced, generators can rightly be considered the universal sustenance of the hydro industry. Maintenance and rehabilitation of an aging fleet of generators presents numerous challenges to owners, operators and refurbishment teams. This session explores various innovative solutions as applied by world-class... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    Presentations:
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:1C1
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    Alexander Schwery, PhD
    Chief Engineer, Electrical, Hydro
    GE Renewable Energy Hydro
    Speaker
    Alexander Schwery, PhD
    Chief Engineer, Electrical, Hydro
    GE Renewable Energy Hydro
    Co-Author
    Sophie Noel
    Principal Engineer - Electrical Component
    GE Renewable Energy
    Co-Author
    Thomas Klamt
    R&D Engineer Hydro Generator
    GE Renewable Energy
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:1C2
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Arne Bostrom
    Electrical Engineer, Hydroelectric Design Center
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:1C3
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Bradley Lesher
    Mechanical Engineer
    Voith Hydro Inc
    Co-Author
    Cesar Fusse
    Supervisor, Engineering
    Voith Hydro Inc
    Co-Author
    Eric Swanson
    Lead Engineer Mechanical Modifications II
    Duke Energy
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 103C
    • Session Number:1G
    The U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned of the potential impacts of a warming climate and associated risks, as well as decarbonization pathways. This report is driving climate policy debate and decisions in the U.S. and around the globe. This session will examine IPCC’s view of hydropower... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102CD
    • Session Number:1F
    This group will share experiences during major plant overhauls and highlight lessons learned during planning and execution. Unique challenges, discoveries, repairs and innovations observed through to the completion of each project will be discussed. *Note: This session will be a Fireside Chat, where the moderator will supply all of the questions... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103D
    • Session Number:1I
    River resource managers generally advocate for eliminating migratory barriers whenever feasible. However, this preference is often tempered by concerns over potential disease transport and the spread of non-native invasive species. Hydro project owners are often caught in the middle of this dilemma, especially during relicensing. Our panel will take a... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103F
    • Session Number:1A
    How do government agencies react and respond to regulating dam safety after major incidents? What best practices are being put forward? In this moderated discussion of several technical papers, experts from around the world will share their thoughts and experiences....
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion

    Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    • Session Number:Wednesday Poster Gallery
    Welcome to the Poster Gallery! Plan to spend some time viewing the poster presentations and visiting with the poster authors. The poster presenters will be available in person to answer questions and discuss their posters 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., but their posters will be available to view all day... (read more...)
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    • Poster Gallery
    Presentations:
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 1
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Sunny Patel
    Mechanical Engineer
    Eaton Research Labs
    Tracks:
    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 2
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Anil Badoni
    Dy. General Manager
    THDC India Limited
    Tracks:
    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 3
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Mohsen Tarassoly
    Director of Sales & Business Development
    Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI)
    Tracks:
    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 4
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Gary Peterson
    Maintenance Manager
    Energy Keepers Inc.
    Tracks:
    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 5
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Yazhou Jiang
    Research Engineer
    GE Global Research Center
    Tracks:
    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 6
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Jean-François Blouin
    Project Engineer - Structure
    WSP
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    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 7
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Jeff Herndon
    President
    Belzona Alabama, Inc.
    Co-Author
    Jeff Theo
    Vice President - Strategic Alliances
    Vulcan Painters, Inc.
    Point of Contact
    JOHN KIRKLAND
    WARRIOR RIVER MANAGER
    ALABAMA POWER CO
    Co-Author
    Jonas Batten
    Regional Sales Manager
    American Hydro
    Co-Author
    Russ Brown
    Sales Director - Strategic Alliances
    Polygon
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    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 8
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Poster Presenter
    Vincent Bryan III
    Chief Executive Officer
    Whooshh Innovations
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    • Poster Gallery
    • Session Number: Wednesday Poster Gallery 9
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    John Butler
    Design Office Manager
    Michell Bearings
    Poster Presenter
    Paul Bruce
    Engineering Director
    Michell Bearings
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    • Poster Gallery

    Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Session Number:4K
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Stephen Signore
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Co-Author
    Boualem Hadjerioua
    Lead Water Power Energy
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    Co-Author
    Kevin Stewart
    Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineer
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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    • Knowledge HUB

    Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    • Room: 103E
    • Session Number:2E
     Hydro assets were developed as the initial microgrids in many communities. In this session, we will explore how hydro generation is being paired with other technologies to create microgrids to electrify communities and provide resiliency solutions through islanding....
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103D
    • Session Number:2I
    While updates to current probable maximum precipitation (PMP) amounts are generally not accepted as a credible outcome of rising ambient temperatures, future increases to the PMP amounts will directly affect probable maximum flood (PMF) estimates, leading to potential issues with safely passing the PMF. Consequently, owners and regulators could be... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102CD
    • Session Number:2F
    Experts will present papers on the implementation and use of condition-based maintenance monitoring systems and analysis tools. Methods of data analysis and reduction also will be discussed....
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    Tracks:
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    Presentations:
    • Room: 102CD
    • Session Number:2F1
    • Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    André Tétreault
    Director, Tests & Diagnostics
    VibroSystM Inc.
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102CD
    • Session Number:2F2
    • Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Andrew Wodoslawsky
    Mechanical Engineer
    Black & Veatch Corporation
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102CD
    • Session Number:2F3
    • Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    John Letal
    Rotating Machines Engineer
    Iris Power
    Co-Author
    Ozren Husnjak, Mr Sc
    Research & Development
    Veski Ltd
    Speaker
    Ozren Orešković, Mag.Ing
    Managing Director
    Veski Ltd
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103F
    • Session Number:2A
    This session will begin with a presentation on what actually happened when the emergency action plan was activated at Oroville Dam, including feedback from evacuees. How accurate are the assumptions we make in the EAPs on decisions, implementation and effectiveness? How would this work for our time-sensitive EAPs? After the... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103B
    • Session Number:2D
    This session will explore how hydropower’s flexibility can be leveraged to add value and stability to the grid as energy markets change. It will discuss how operational flexibility can provide ancilliary services and the impact that this has on equipment. This session also will highlight the need to plan for... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:2C
    Innovation in control systems continues to be significant. How we go about determining what to upgrade, when is the right time and why are we choosing the system we are? This session is designed to provide you with the expertise in answering these questions....
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    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    Presentations:
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:2C1
    • Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Kelly Sackheim
    Principal
    KC Hydro Family of Companies
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:2C2
    • Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    Bryan Sawatzky
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    BC Hydro
    Speaker
    Ravi Mutukutti
    Principal Engineer, Generation P&C Design
    BC Hydro
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:2C3
    • Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Kevin Mitchell
    Hydro Engineer
    UIS Renewable Power, Inc.
    Co-Author
    William Buckley
    Entergy Toledo Bend Operator
    Entergy Texas
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 103C
    • Session Number:2G
    The wave of relicensings the U.S. hydropower industry has been preparing for is here. The increased number of proceedings is stretching the resources of licensees, agencies, stakeholders and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff. Essential to successfully addressing the increased proceedings in a cost-effective manner is leveraging the results of the... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103A
    • Session Number:2B
    The drivers, challenges and successes of pumped storage hydro vary across the globe. Unique examples from Australia, Europe and North America represent an opportunity to discuss why pumped storage is essential for effective electricity delivery (i.e., stable grid operations) and how successful outcomes can be achieved, overcoming barriers. Expert panelists... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion

    Wednesday, July 15, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Session Number:6J
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Sean Brosig
    Electrical Engineer
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Co-Author
    Brandon Bouwman
    Senior Electrical Engineer
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Co-Author
    Maggie Watkins
    Electrical Engineer
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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    • Knowledge HUB

    Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    • Room: 103D
    • Session Number:3I
    This technical paper session presents several different methods that have been used to comply with fish passage requirements for various species and presents monitoring studies of each method. ...
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
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    • Room: 103D
    • Session Number:3I1
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Point of Contact
    Jim Gibson
    Vice President, Hydropower Services
    HDR
    Speaker
    Ralph Nelson, PE
    Senior Engineer
    HDR
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103D
    • Session Number:3I2
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Sterling Watson
    Mechanical Engineer
    Natel Energy
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103D
    • Session Number:3I3
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    Corey Wright
    Fisheries Biologist
    Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc.
    Co-Author
    Eric Truebe
    Engineer
    Lakeside Engineering
    Co-Author
    Jon Truebe
    Engineer
    Lakeside Engineering
    Speaker
    Stephen Amaral
    Principal Fisheries Biologist
    Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103A
    • Session Number:3B
    How can we drive down project costs and lead times significantly? Ideas discussed in this panel will include: coordination among developer, utility, regulators and NGO stakeholders; innovative technologies and solutions; and standardization ...
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103E
    • Session Number:3E
     Hydro development has slowed in North America. However, there are a lot of complex projects and interesting opportunities that have developed in other parts of the world. In this session, you will hear from developers and asset owners about their projects and case studies and what they have learned in... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103B
    • Session Number:3D
    The integration of other renewables into our power grid is leading to operational uncertainty and changes for hydropower. Operators and owners are asking questions about the hidden costs of increased dynamic turbine operations. Is hydro being sacrificed to support the variable energy market?...
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102CD
    • Session Number:3F
    Expert presenters will discuss the ancillary systems that support the power train and have the potential to trip hydro units offline if not properly maintained....
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:3C
    Modern digital modeling techniques, particularly computational fluid dynamics (CFD), can help ensure success is “baked into the cake” when properly applied. These case studies describe the techniques employed and results predicted by applying these methods to specific units operating under defined conditions.  ...
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    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    Presentations:
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:3C1
    • Thursday, July 16, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    Helmut Benigni
    Associate Professor
    Graz University of Technology
    Speaker
    Peter Meusburger
    Graz University of Technology
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:3C2
    • Thursday, July 16, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Author
    Bernd Nennemann
    Hydraulic Engineer CFD
    Andritz Hydro Ltd.
    Speaker
    Christine Monette
    Head of Mechanical Analysis
    Andritz Hydro Canada
    Co-Author
    Joel Chamberland-Lauzon, Eng., M.Sc.A.
    Engineer
    Andritz Hydro
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 102EB
    • Session Number:3C3
    • Thursday, July 16, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Helmut Jaberg
    Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
    University of Technology Graz
    Co-Author
    Juergen Schiffer-Rosenberger
    Project Engineer
    Jaberg & Partner GmbH
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 103C
    • Session Number:3G
    Given recent developments in the evolving regulatory landscape, a cross-section of hydropower stakeholders are facing uncertainty with how to move forward in implementing and complying with various licensing and other hydropower regulatory approvals. This panel explores the challenges, opportunities and next steps related to recent developments with the Clean Water... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
    • Room: 103F
    • Session Number:3A
    In light of recent events at Oroville Dam, there is a heightened focus on the potential failure mode process. One of the recommendations after the Oroville incident was that continued improvements to the PFMA process can aid the risk-informed decision making. Reviewing the specific failure modes can help determine the... (read more...)
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    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
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    • Room: 103F
    • Session Number:3A1
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Glen Ichikawa
    Hydropower Expert
    BBA Engineering Ltd
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 103F
    • Session Number:3A2
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    C. Richard Donnelly
    Global Principal Consultant - Dams and Waterpower
    Hatch
    Co-Author
    James Rutherford
    Project Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer
    Hatch
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
    • Room: 103F
    • Session Number:3A3
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Omid Mohseni
    Senior Water Resources Engineer
    Barr Engineering Co.
    • Summit Session Paper Presentation

    Wednesday, July 15, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Thursday, July 16, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Session Number:Plenary
    During this roundtable discussion – open to all attendees – C-level executives from a variety of power-producing companies will discuss the challenges they face and the opportunities they see in hydropower generation and markets. They will address the changes they are making to help lead the industry through ongoing transitions... (read more...)
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
    Elizabeth Ingram
    Content Director
    Clarion Energy
    Panelist
    Ken Hartwick
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Ontario Power Generation
    Panelist
    Stephen Davy
    Chief Executive Officer
    Hydro Tasmania
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      Thursday, July 16, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Session Number:11J
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P.E.
      Senior Engineer Specialist
      Ontario Power Generation
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      • Knowledge HUB

      Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

      • Room: 102CD
      • Session Number:4F
      In this session, the panelists will discuss the importance of having a complete understanding of condition evaluation as it relates to the operation and maintenance of water passages and conveyances....
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103C
      • Session Number:4G
      Aligning multiple Federal Energy Regulatory Commission projects into a unified relicensing strategy is becoming a trend. A basin-scale approach can incorporate ecological improvements with regulatory process efficiencies.  With hundreds of licenses coming up for renewal in the next decade, there is a need to identify opportunities to work across project... (read more...)
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103B
      • Session Number:4D
      Come participate in an interactive discussion with industry experts who will share their insight and perspectives for maximizing the value of data and keeping it safe. Discussions will cover a wide range of topics, to include predictive maintenance, machine condition monitoring and cyber security....
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103E
      • Session Number:4E
      Small hydro development is integral to continued decarbonization and is expanding to different technologies and applications. Our panelists will explore partnering with indigenous groups, emerging technologies, financing options and various governmental support structures that are helping to spur small hydro development....
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:4I
      This session will focus on important issues related to the transport, deposition and management of sediment from the perspective of hydropower facilities. Speakers will present advanced approaches for modeling and simulation, as well as look ahead to the potential approaches for sediment management at new hydro developments....
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
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      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:4I1
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Ben Mater
      Hydraulic Engineer
      Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
      Co-Author
      Chris Miller
      Hydraulic Engineer
      Alden Research Laboratory, Inc
      Speaker
      Dan Gessler, PhD, PE, DWRE
      Vice President
      Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
      Co-Author
      Zach Taylor
      Hydraulic Engineer
      Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:4I2
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Brian Hall
      Hydraulic Engineer
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      Speaker
      Marcela Politano
      Research Engineer
      The University of Iowa
      Co-Author
      Pablo Carrica
      Professor
      IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:4I3
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Mirko Musa
      Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering (Water Resources)
      St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103A
      • Session Number:4B
      Catch a rapid-fire series of flash talks from diverse innovators in energy storage and pumped storage hydropower integration, then follow up with more in-depth small group discussions with the presenters who captured your attention....
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      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
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      • Room: 103A
      • Session Number:4B1
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Jin Tan
      Senior Engineer
      National Renewable Energy Laboratory
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 103F
      • Session Number:4B2
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Cliff Loughmiller
      Operations Lead
      Idaho National Laboratory
      Co-Author
      Matthew Roberts
      Operations Manager
      American Governor Company
      Co-Author
      Mayank Panwar
      Research Engineer III
      National Renewable Energy Laboratory
      Co-Author
      Rahul Kadavil
      R&D Engineer
      Idaho National Laboratory
      Speaker
      S. M. Shafiul Alam
      Research Engineer
      Idaho National Laboratory
      Co-Author
      Thomas Mosier
      Research Scientist
      Idaho National Laboratory
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 103F
      • Session Number:4B3
      • Thursday, July 16, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Helmut Jaberg
      Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
      University of Technology Graz
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:4C
      During the refurbishment and upgrade of hydroelectric projects, fish passage and mortality are subjects that need to be reviewed and assessed. This session will present successful modeling and testing that have been applied to hydro projects big and small. Come and listen as OEMs and plant owners alike describe their... (read more...)
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      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      Presentations:
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:4C1
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Bradly Trumbo
      Fish and Wildlife Biologist
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      Co-Author
      Jon Renholds
      Hydraulic Engineer
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      Co-Author
      Karl Anderson
      Fish Biologist
      U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
      Speaker
      Martin Ahmann, PE
      Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Walla Walla District
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:4C2
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Abe Schneider
      President, Chief Technology Officer
      Natel Energy, Inc.
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:4C3
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Alexandre Bouffard
      Researcher
      Hydro-Québec
      Co-Author
      Guillaume Boutet-Blais
      Lead Engineer - Fluid Mechanics
      GE Renewable Energy
      Speaker
      Jon Renholds
      Hydraulic Engineer
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      Co-Author
      Kristopher Toussaint
      Lead Engineer, Hydrodynamics
      GE Renewable Energy Hydro
      Co-Author
      Laurent Bornard
      Senior Engineer, Fluid Mechanics
      GE Renewable Energy Hydro
      Co-Author
      Robert Davidson, PE
      Research Hydraulic Engineer, Engineering Research and Development Center
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 103F
      • Session Number:4A
      This interactive combination of a technical presentation and panel discussion will focus on enhancing the reliability of gates down to their smallest components. Experts will discuss reliability of bearings and gate hoists and share their experiences in improving the safety of gates.  ...
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion

      Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery
      Welcome to the Poster Gallery! Plan to spend some time viewing the poster presentations and visiting with the poster authors. The poster presenters will be available in person to answer questions and discuss their posters 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., but their posters will be available to view all day... (read more...)
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      Presentations:
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 1
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Brent Ward
      Manager, Business Development, IoT
      Voith Digital Ventures
      Co-Author
      Christian Steinmassl
      Vice President Product Management
      Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
      Co-Author
      Joerg Lochschmidt, Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH)
      Vice President Digital Hydro
      Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co KG
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 2
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Helmut Benigni
      Associate Professor
      Graz University of Technology
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 3
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Helmut Jaberg
      Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
      University of Technology Graz
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 4
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Joan Leal
      Chief Development Officer
      Oceanus Power & Water, LLC
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 5
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Brent Masek
      Senior Mechanical Engineer
      American Hydro Corporation
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 6
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Kemoh Lumei
      Student
      Delhi Technological University
      Poster Presenter
      Mohamed Said
      Student
      Delhi Technological University
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 7
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Howard Moudy
      National Electric Coil
      Co-Author
      Jason Sinkhorn
      Director of Engineering
      EME Associates
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 8
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Lukas Sandmaier, Dipl.-Ing. ,BSc
      Scientific Assistant, Institute for Hydraulic Fluidmachinery
      Graz University of Technology
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery
      • Session Number:Thursday Poster Gallery 9
      • Thursday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Poster Presenter
      Brent Ward
      Manager, Business Development, IoT
      Voith Digital Ventures
      Co-Author
      Christian Steinmassl
      Vice President Product Management
      Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
      Co-Author
      Joerg Lochschmidt, Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH)
      Vice President Digital Hydro
      Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co KG
      Tracks:
      • Poster Gallery

      Thursday, July 16, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Session Number:13J
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      April Windham
      Marketing Manager
      Observation Without Limits
      Co-Author
      Kenny Keenan
      Business Development Manager
      Alabama Power Company
      Co-Author
      Mike Stokes
      President
      Observation Without Limits
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      • Knowledge HUB

      Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

      • Room: 103A
      • Session Number:5B
      Energy storage plays a critical role in the evolving grid and integration of renewables. What have we learned so far? How does and how can pumped storage hydropower enable the future of energy?...
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103E
      • Session Number:5E
       All technologies have a role in driving us to a carbon-free future. In this session, we will explore the life cycle costs, benefits and complementary characteristics of all technologies and how each have a critical role supporting each other....
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:5I
      As the understanding of fish habitat evolves, the regulators responsible for protecting fish habitat may impose changes to hydropower operations that benefit the downstream fish habitat. This session will present the technological solutions implemented at hydropower facilities to address changes driven by regulatory changes....
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      Presentations:
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:5I1
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Carl-Anthony Beaubien
      Design Engineer
      GE Renewable Energy
      Co-Author
      David Scott
      Hydraulic Research Engineer
      GE Renewable Energy
      Speaker
      Laurent Bornard
      Senior Engineer, Fluid Mechanics
      GE Renewable Energy Hydro
      Co-Author
      Neal Simmons
      Vice President, R&D and Engineering
      Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:5I2
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Damir Dolenc
      Design and Development
      Litostroj Power
      Co-Author
      Janez Gale
      Head of Offering Department
      Litostroj Power
      Co-Author
      Jernej Mazij
      Independent Research Engineer
      Litostroj Power
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103D
      • Session Number:5I3
      • Thursday, July 16, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Alexandre Shyu
      Mechanical Engineer
      Statkraft Energias Renovaveis
      Co-Author
      Carlos Gonzáles
      Mechanical Engineer
      Lindner Engenharia
      Co-Author
      Daniel Mergen
      Mechanical Engineer
      Lindner Engenharia
      Speaker
      Vito Mandilovich
      O&M Director
      Statkraft Energias Renovaveis SA
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:5C
      Come listen to industry experts discuss how they are using innovative tools and technology to increase efficiency and reduce cost in the hydropower industry....
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      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      Presentations:
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:5C1
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Ben Jenkins, P.E., PMP
      Electrical Engineer
      Idaho Falls Power
      Co-Author
      Frank Tuffner
      Staff Research Engineer
      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      Co-Author
      Jim Follum
      Research Engineer
      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
      Co-Author
      Manish Mohanpurkar
      Group Lead, Power and Energy Systems
      Idaho National Laboratory
      Speaker
      Mayank Panwar
      Research Engineer III
      National Renewable Energy Laboratory
      Co-Author
      Rob Hovsapian
      Scientist and Engineer
      Idaho National Laboratory
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:5C2
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Jason Collett, P.E.
      Director of North and East Regions, Power Generation
      Mesa Associates
      Co-Author
      Josh Watson
      Senior Civil/Structural Designer
      Mesa Associates, Inc.
      Speaker
      Matt Yeager
      Civil/Structural Department Manager
      Mesa Associates, Inc.
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 102EB
      • Session Number:5C3
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Boualem Hadjerioua
      Lead Water Power Energy
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
      Co-Author
      Fang Han
      R&D Staff Member
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
      Co-Author
      Kevin Stewart
      Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineer
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 102CD
      • Session Number:5F
      Experts will cover a variety of issues related to reservoir sedimentation [such as?], as well as methods to remove sediment and prevent sediment accumulation....
      Speaker(s)
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103B
      • Session Number:5D
      We need to communicate with the entire energy industry that hydro is changing and supports renewable energy integration. The message needs to get out about how hydro has changed over the past 40 years. What are tips for talking to non-hydro audiences? How do we tell our story to the... (read more...)
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      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
      • Room: 103F
      • Session Number:5A
      This session covers a variety of topics, including enhancing discharge capacity, improving operation and monitoring and reconstructing the entire spillway. The authors will prThis session covers a variety of topics, including enhancing discharge capacity, improving operation and monitoring and reconstructing the entire spillway. The authors will present and discuss their... (read more...)
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      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      Presentations:
      • Room: 103F
      • Session Number:5A3
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Gabe Anderson
      Mechanical Engineer
      Hetch Hetchy Water & Power
      Co-Author
      Rachel Martin
      Lead Associate
      McMillen Jacobs Associates
      Co-Author
      Stephane Lecina
      Hydraulics Engineer
      Black & Veatch
      Co-Author
      Ted Allen
      Senior Civil Engineer
      Hetch Hetchy Water & Power
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 103f
      • Session Number:5A1
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:14 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Hande Gerkus-Harris
      Geotechnical Engineer
      Freese and Nichols, Inc.
      Co-Author
      Jesse Madden
      Structural Engineer
      Freese and Nichols, Inc.
      Speaker
      Matt Moses
      Structural Engineer and Firm Associate
      Freese and Nichols, Inc.
      Co-Author
      Rojin Tuladhar
      Hydraulics Engineer
      Freese and Nichols, Inc.
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: F103
      • Session Number:5A2
      • Thursday, July 16, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Author
      Ivan Contreras
      Vice President
      Barr Engineering
      Co-Author
      Joel Swenson
      Geotechnical Engineer
      Barr Engineering Co.
      Speaker
      Matthew Walker
      Geotechnical Engineer
      Barr Engineering Co.
      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
      • Room: 103C
      • Session Number:5G
      Hydropower development is being pursued globally to achieve various outcomes, including powering rural communities, driving economic development and addressing climate change.  New frameworks are being established during this process to ensure projects' sustainability.  Learn how several countries are addressing sustainability within these emerging frameworks....
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Summit Session Panel Discussion
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