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
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Ballroom A
Speaker
Alan Hodnik
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ALLETE Inc.
United States

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Speaker
Brian Tri
Senior Civil/Structural Engineer
Barr Engineering Co.
United States
Co-Author
Dean Steines
Principal Plant Engineer, Hydro Operations
Xcel Energy
United States
Co-Author
William Kussmann
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Barr Engineering Co
United States
Sponsored by:

4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Speaker
Jim Geddis
Application Engineer
GE Energy Consulting
United States
Co-Author
Phillip de Mello
Senior Engineer
GE Energy Consulting
United States
Sponsored by:


4:30 PM-5:00 PM
Speaker
Gretchen Dolson, PE, LEED AP
Renewable Energy Practice Lead/Vice President
HDR
United States
Co-Author
Angie Scangas, PE
Senior Engineer
HDR
United States
Sponsored by:


8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103A
Format: Panel

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 (read more...)

Moderator
Debbie Mursch
Senior Sales Leader
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
United States
Panelist
Alejandro Moreno
Director, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
David Havard
Senior Product Manager
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
France
Panelist
Jose Zayas
Vice President, Partnerships and Initiatives
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103E
Format: Panel
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...)
Moderator
Jason Spreyer
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
United States

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103B
Format: Panel

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 (read more...)

Moderator
Boualem Hadjerioua
Lead Water Power Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 102EB
 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...)
Session Chair
Jane Hutt
Webmaster
International Generator Technical Community
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Alexander Schwery, PhD
Chief Engineer, Electrical, Hydro
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
Switzerland
Co-Author
Alexander Schwery, PhD
Chief Engineer, Electrical, Hydro
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
Switzerland
Co-Author
Sophie Noel
Principal Engineer - Electrical Component
GE Renewable Energy
Canada
Co-Author
Thomas Klamt
R&D Engineer Hydro Generator
GE Renewable Energy
Switzerland
Speaker
Arne Bostrom
Electrical Engineer, Hydroelectric Design Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Speaker
Bradley Lesher
Mechanical Engineer
Voith Hydro Inc
United States
Co-Author
Cesar Fusse
Supervisor, Engineering
Voith Hydro Inc
United States
Co-Author
Eric Swanson
Lead Engineer Mechanical Modifications II
Duke Energy
United States

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103C
Format: Panel

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...)

Moderator
Jeffrey Leahey, Esq
Vice President
Strategic Marketing Innovations
United States

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 102CD
Format: Panel

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...)

Moderator
Scott Hopkins
Electrical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Alexandre Trudel
Project Engineer
AECOM
Canada
Panelist
Mark Kayser
Generation Maintenance Superintendent
Minnesota Power
United States
Panelist
Tim Huffman
Senior Project Manager
Duke Energy
United States
Panelist
Tim Lusk
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Stantec New Zealand
New Zealand
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103D
Format: Panel

With a large number of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensings coming up in the Midwest of the U.S. in the next few years, owners will be busy working through any number of environmental issues. Many of these issues are common, while some are unique to the Midwest. Our panelists will (read more...)

Moderator
Stephen Arnold
Senior Advisor - Licensing & Compliance
Americas Energy Services
United States
Panelist
Jason Kreuscher
Vice President
Renewable World Energies, LLC
United States
Panelist
Jeremy Crossland
Biologist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Josh Petersen
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Dakota County
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 103F
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Kevin Griebenow
Branch Chief
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
James Rutherford
Project Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer
Hatch
United States
Panelist
Katherine Caley
Water Resources Engineer
HDR
United States
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-4:00 PM
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 (read more...)
Presentations:
Poster Presenter
Sunny Patel
Mechanical Engineer
Eaton Research Labs
United States
Poster Presenter
Mohsen Tarassoly
Director of Sales & Business Development
Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI)
United States
Poster Presenter
Gary Peterson
Maintenance Manager
Energy Keepers Inc.
United States
Poster Presenter
Yazhou Jiang
Research Engineer
GE Global Research Center
United States
Poster Presenter
Jeff Herndon
President
Belzona Alabama, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jeff Theo
Vice President - Strategic Alliances
Vulcan Painters, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jonas Batten
Regional Sales Manager
American Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Russ Brown
Sales Director - Strategic Alliances
Polygon
United States
Poster Presenter
Vincent Bryan III
Chief Executive Officer
Whooshh Innovations
United States
Poster Presenter
Paul Bruce
Engineering Director
Michell Bearings
United Kingdom
Co-Author
John Butler
Design Office Manager
Michell Bearings
United Kingdom

10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Speaker
Rafid Lateef
Project Engineer
Emerson
United States
Sponsored by:


11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Booth 1653
Format: Sponsored Content
Speaker
Kurt Feairheller
Senior Estimator and PM
Crofton Industries
United States
Sponsored by: ,br>

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103E
Format: Panel
 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 (read more...)
Moderator
Ben Ollis
Research Associate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Mayank Panwar
Research Engineer III
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103D
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Charles (Chuck) Kahler, PE, PMP
Vice President, Project Manager, Waterpower & Dams
Stantec
United States
Panelist
Matthew Lehrer, P.E., CFM
Civil Engineer- Division of Dam Safety and Inspections
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Michael McMahon
Senior Hydro-Meteorologist
HDR
United States
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 102CD
Format: Paper

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 (read more...)

Session Chair
Michael Pedersen
Manager, Generation and Operations
Kaukauna Utilities
United States
Session Co-Chair
Nora Rosemore
Hydro Operations Superintendent
Minnesota Power
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
André Tétreault
Director, Tests & Diagnostics
VibroSystM Inc.
Canada
Speaker
Andrew Wodoslawsky
Mechanical Engineer
Black & Veatch Corporation
United States
Speaker
Ozren Orešković, Mag.Ing
Managing Director
Veski Ltd
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Co-Author
John Letal
Rotating Machines Engineer
Iris Power
Canada
Co-Author
Ozren Husnjak, Mr Sc
Research & Development
Veski Ltd
Croatia (Hrvatska)

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103F
Format: Panel
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...)
Moderator
Dean Steines
Principal Plant Engineer, Hydro Operations
Xcel Energy
United States
Panelist
Frank Blackett
Regional Engineer, Division of Dam Safety and Inspections
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Jason Needham, P.E.
Consequence Specialist, Risk Management Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103B
Format: Panel
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...)
Moderator
Jesse Zoll
Program Manager, HyService Growth
Voith Hydro Inc.
United States
Panelist
Garland Will
Generation Support
Bonneville Power Administration
United States
Panelist
Jeffrey Reichmuth
Consulting Engineer
Puget Sound Energy
United States
Panelist
Mike Cipriano
Electrical Engineering Manager
HDR
United States
Panelist
Preston Pierce
General Manager, Hydro West
Duke Energy
United States
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 102EB
Format: Paper
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 (read more...)
Session Chair
Lisa Myles
Assistant General Manager
L&S Electric, Inc
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Kelly Sackheim
Principal
KC Hydro Family of Companies
United States
Speaker
Ravi Mutukutti
Principal Engineer, Generation P&C Design
BC Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Bryan Sawatzky
Senior Mechanical Engineer
BC Hydro
Canada
Speaker
Kevin Mitchell
Hydro Engineer
UIS Renewable Power, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
William Buckley
Entergy Toledo Bend Operator
Entergy Texas
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103C
Format: Panel

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...)

Moderator
Jim Gibson
Vice President, Hydropower Services
HDR
United States
Panelist
Charles Sensiba
Partner
Troutman Sanders LLP
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103A
Format: Panel

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...)

Moderator
Sam Mottram
Managing Principal
Knight Piesold Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Roger Clarke-Johnson
Western Region Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Sponsored by:

11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Paper
Speaker
Sean Brosig
Electrical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Brandon Bouwman
Senior Electrical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Maggie Watkins
Electrical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Sponsored by:

11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Booth 721
Speaker
Blake Parker
Director of Field Services and Hydro Power Generation General Manager
Integrated Power Services
United States

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Speaker
Mark Allen
Vice President
Stantec
United States
Co-Author
Peter Donalek
Principal Electrical Engineer
Stantec
United States
Sponsored by:

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Speaker
Steven Giffin
Senior Supervisor of Engineering
Voith Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Craig Stinson
Senior Manager of Technical Services
Voith Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Erin Dull
Assistant Project Manager
Voith Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Jim Thrasher
Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services
United States
Sponsored by:

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Booth 1605
Format: Sponsored Content
Speaker
Henry Obermeyer
President
Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.
United States

2:20 PM-3:00 PM
Speaker
Alden Sampson
Technical Director
Upstream Tech (Natel Energy)
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Booth 1653
Speaker 1
Steve Furedy
Application Specialists
Cutsforth
United States
Speaker 2
Scott Frondell
Application Specialists
Cutsforth
United States

2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Speaker
James Walsh
President
Rennasonic, Inc.
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103D
Format: Paper
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 (read more...)
Session Chair
Matthew Chan
Business Development Manager
WSP
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Stephen Amaral
Principal Fisheries Biologist
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Corey Wright
Fisheries Biologist
Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Eric Truebe
Engineer
Lakeside Engineering
United States
Co-Author
Jon Truebe
Engineer
Lakeside Engineering
United States

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103A
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Justin Trudell
Vice President, Operations
FirstLight Power Resources
United States
Panelist
Doug Spaulding
President
Nelson Energy
United States
Panelist
Matt Pevarnik
Senior Sales Leader
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103E
Format: Panel
 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...)
Moderator
Christian Herman
Power Generation Industry analyst
US Department of Commerce Office of Energy and Environmental Industries
United States

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103B
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Nathan Myers, P.E.
Mechanical Engineer
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Panelist
Paul Wolff
President
WolffWare Ltd.
United States
Panelist
Stephen Signore
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 102CD
Format: Panel

Expert presenters will discuss the ancillary systems that support the power train and have the potential to trip hydro units offline if not properly (read more...)

Sponsored by:

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 102EB
Format: Paper
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 (read more...)
Session Chair
Jess Yenter
Project Leader
Eaton
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Helmut Benigni
Associate Professor
Graz University of Technology
Austria
Co-Author
Peter Meusburger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn.
Chief Technology Officer
E-Werke Frastanz
Austria
Speaker
Christine Monette
Head of Mechanical Analysis
Andritz Hydro Canada
Canada
Co-Author
Bernd Nennemann
Hydraulic Engineer CFD
Andritz Hydro Ltd.
Canada
Co-Author
Joel Chamberland-Lauzon, Eng., M.Sc.A.
Engineer
Andritz Hydro
Canada
Speaker
Helmut Jaberg, CEO Prof. Dr. Jaberg und Partner GmbH
Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
University of Technology Graz
Austria
Co-Author
Helmut Benigni
Associate Professor
Graz University of Technology
Austria

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103C
Format: Panel

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...)

Moderator
Kelsey Rugani
Director
Kearns & West
United States

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: 103F
Format: Paper

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...)

Session Chair
Whitney Hansen
Vice President
Barr Engineering Co.
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Glen Ichikawa
Hydropower Expert
BBA Engineering Ltd
Canada
Speaker
C. Richard Donnelly
Global Principal Consultant - Dams and Waterpower
Hatch
Canada
Co-Author
James Rutherford
Project Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer
Hatch
United States


3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Speaker
Mohamed Said
Student
Delhi Technological University
India
Co-Author
Kemoh Lumei
Student
Delhi Technological University
India
Sponsored by:

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Booth 1653
Format: Panel
Moderator
Jerrod Pratt
US Operations Manager
Hydro Tech USA Inc.
Canada
Panelist
Bob Shortridge
President
Lignum Vitae North America llc
United States
Panelist
Fred Koch
Vice President Technology
Canadian Specialty Castings
Canada
Sponsored by:

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Format: Panel
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...)
Moderator
Elizabeth Ingram
Content Director
Clarion Energy
United States
Panelist
Ken Hartwick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Panelist
Stephen Davy
Chief Executive Officer
Hydro Tasmania
Australia

10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Booth 2721
Speaker
Jim Stone
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Voss Laboratories
United States


11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 102CD
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P.E.
Senior Engineer Specialist
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Panelist
Jon Atkinson, P.Eng, M.Eng
Director, Power – Central Canada
WSP
Canada
Panelist
Michael Morgenroth
Principal Engineer
Stantec
Canada
Panelist
Nikola Tomic
Design Engineer
Hydra Tek & Associates
Canada
Panelist
Tony Palma, P. Eng., PMP, CPMA
Project Manager - Renewable Generation
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103C
Format: Panel

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...)

Moderator
Taylor Curtis
Legal and Regulatory Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103B
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Jake Nink
Regional Long Term Planner
Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
United States
Panelist
Brent Ward
Manager, Business Development, IoT
Voith Digital Ventures
United States
Panelist
John Yale
Hydro Plant Engineering Manager
Chelan County Public Utility District
United States
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103E
Format: Panel

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 (read more...)

Moderator
Christopher Ball
Executive Vice President
Corpfinance International Ltd.
Canada
Panelist
Andrew Bird
Dams and Hydro Sector Leader - Asia Pacific
Stantec
New Zealand
Panelist
Randy Richardson
Plant Manager
Liberty Utilities
United States
Panelist
Ted Rose
Chief Operating Officer
Gravity Renewables Group
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103D
Format: Paper
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 (read more...)
Session Chair
Jeff Marr
Associate Director
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Dan Gessler, PhD, PE, DWRE
Vice President
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Ben Mater
Hydraulic Engineer
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Chris Miller
Hydraulic Engineer
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc
United States
Co-Author
Zach Taylor
Hydraulic Engineer
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Marcela Politano
Research Engineer
The University of Iowa
United States
Co-Author
Brian Hall
Hydraulic Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Pablo Carrica
Professor
IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103A
Format: Paper

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 (read more...)

Session Chair
Brian Bellgraph
Research Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Jin Tan
Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Speaker
S. M. Shafiul Alam
Research Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Cliff Loughmiller
Operations Lead
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Matthew Roberts
Operations Manager
American Governor Company
United States
Co-Author
Mayank Panwar
Research Engineer III
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Rahul Kadavil
R&D Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Thomas Mosier
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Helmut Benigni
Associate Professor
Graz University of Technology
Austria
Co-Author
Helmut Jaberg, CEO Prof. Dr. Jaberg und Partner GmbH
Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
University of Technology Graz
Austria
Co-Author
Peter Meusburger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn.
Chief Technology Officer
E-Werke Frastanz
Austria

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 102EB

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 (read more...)

Session Chair
Fred Wiesinger
Director of Engineering
Kingsbury Inc.
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Martin Ahmann, PE
Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Walla Walla District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Bradly Trumbo
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Jon Renholds
Hydraulic Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Karl Anderson
Fish Biologist
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
United States
Speaker
Kristopher Toussaint
Lead Engineer, Hydrodynamics
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Guillaume Boutet-Blais
Lead Engineer - Fluid Mechanics
GE Renewable Energy
Canada
Co-Author
Jon Renholds
Hydraulic Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Co-Author
Laurent Bornard
Senior Engineer, Fluid Mechanics
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Robert Davidson, PE
Research Hydraulic Engineer, Engineering Research and Development Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: 103F
Format: Panel
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 (read more...)
Moderator
Richard Dulin, P.E.
Senior Hydro-Mechanical Engineer
AECOM
United States
Sponsored by:

11:00 AM-4:00 PM
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 (read more...)
Presentations:
Poster Presenter
Brent Ward
Manager, Business Development, IoT
Voith Digital Ventures
United States
Co-Author
Christian Steinmassl
Vice President Product Management
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Co-Author
Joerg Lochschmidt, Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH)
Vice President Digital Hydro
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co KG
Germany
Poster Presenter
Joan Leal
Chief Development Officer
Oceanus Power & Water, LLC
United States
Poster Presenter
Brent Masek
Senior Mechanical Engineer
American Hydro Corporation
United States
Poster Presenter
Mohamed Said
Student
Delhi Technological University
India
Co-Author
Kemoh Lumei
Student
Delhi Technological University
India
Poster Presenter
Howard Moudy
Director of Operations
National Electric Coil
United States
Co-Author
Jason Sinkhorn
Director of Engineering
EME Associates
United States
Poster Presenter
Lukas Sandmaier, Dipl.-Ing. ,BSc
Scientific Assistant, Institute for Hydraulic Fluidmachinery
Graz University of Technology
Austria
Poster Presenter
Brent Ward
Manager, Business Development, IoT
Voith Digital Ventures
United States
Co-Author
Christian Steinmassl
Vice President Product Management
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Co-Author
Joerg Lochschmidt, Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH)
Vice President Digital Hydro
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co KG
Germany

11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Speaker
April Windham
Marketing Manager
Observation Without Limits
United States
Co-Author
Kenny Keenan
Business Development Manager
Alabama Power Company
United States
Co-Author
Mike Stokes
President
Observation Without Limits
United States
Sponsored by:

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Moderator
Alison Colotelo
Fisheries Researcher
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Jayson Martinez
Hydrology Group, Energy and Environment Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Sponsored by:

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Speaker
Heather Miller
CRM-History Program Lead
HRA Gray & Pape, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Natalie Perrin
Senior Architectural Historian
HRA, Inc.
United States
Sponsored by:

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 103A

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 (read more...)

Moderator
Karen Studarus
Senior Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States
Panelist
Aidan Touhy
Program Manager
Electric Power Research Institute
United States
Sponsored by:

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 103E
Format: Panel
 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 (read more...)
Moderator
Svetlana Helc
Senior Manager Business Development
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Panelist
Judy Chang
Principal
The Brattle Group
United States
Panelist
Sagar Kancharia
National Market Lead
WSP
Canada

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 103D
Format: Paper
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 (read more...)
Session Chair
Michael Murphy
Vice President
TRC
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
David Scott
Hydraulic Research Engineer
GE Renewable Energy
Canada
Co-Author
Carl-Anthony Beaubien
Design Engineer
GE Renewable Energy
Canada
Co-Author
Laurent Bornard
Senior Engineer, Fluid Mechanics
GE Renewable Energy Hydro
Canada
Co-Author
Neal Simmons
Vice President, R&D and Engineering
Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
United States
Speaker
Damir Dolenc
Design and Development
Litostroj Power
Slovenia
Co-Author
Janez Gale
Head of Offering Department
Litostroj Power
Slovenia
Co-Author
Jernej Mazij
Independent Research Engineer
Litostroj Power
Slovenia
Speaker
Vito Mandilovich
O&M Director
Statkraft Energias Renovaveis SA
Brazil
Co-Author
Alexandre Shyu
Mechanical Engineer
Statkraft Energias Renovaveis
Brazil
Co-Author
Carlos Gonzáles
Mechanical Engineer
Lindner Engenharia
Brazil
Co-Author
Daniel Mergen
Mechanical Engineer
Lindner Engenharia
Brazil

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 102EB
Format: Paper
Come listen to industry experts discuss how they are using innovative tools and technology to increase efficiency and reduce cost in the hydropower (read more...)
Session Chair
Jason Collett, P.E.
Director of North and East Regions, Power Generation
Mesa Associates
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Mayank Panwar
Research Engineer III
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Ben Jenkins, P.E., PMP
Electrical Engineer
Idaho Falls Power
United States
Co-Author
Frank Tuffner
Staff Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Jim Follum
Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States
Co-Author
Manish Mohanpurkar
Group Lead, Power and Energy Systems
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Rob Hovsapian
Scientist and Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
United States
Speaker
Helmut Jaberg, CEO Prof. Dr. Jaberg und Partner GmbH
Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
University of Technology Graz
Austria
Speaker
Matt Yeager
Civil/Structural Department Manager
Mesa Associates, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jason Collett, P.E.
Director of North and East Regions, Power Generation
Mesa Associates
United States
Co-Author
Josh Watson
Senior Civil/Structural Designer
Mesa Associates, Inc.
United States

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 102CD
Format: Panel

Panelists will share some of their experiences with sediment and the challenges they have had in dealing with this issue. The panel will then engage with the audience in an anticipated robust discussion about this issue and the different challenges we all face and the ways owners are dealing with (read more...)

Moderator
Steve Wenke, PE
Senior Manager Generation Strategy and Planning
Avista Utilities
United States
Panelist
Dan Gessler, PhD, PE, DWRE
Vice President
Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
United States
Sponsored by:

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 103B
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...)
Moderator
Corey Vezina
Technical Project Officer
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Jeffrey Leahey, Esq
Vice President
Strategic Marketing Innovations
United States
Panelist
Julie Smith-Galvin
Principal
JSG Communications
United States
Panelist
Loretta Prencipe
Director, SVP Communications & Marketing
MSL Washington
United States
Panelist
Randall Stearnes
Education Director
Foundation for Water and Energy Education
United States
Sponsored by:

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 103F
Format: Paper
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 (read more...)
Session Chair
Marcela Politano
Research Engineer
The University of Iowa
United States
Sponsored by:
Presentations:
Speaker
Matt Moses
Structural Engineer and Firm Associate
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Hande Gerkus-Harris
Geotechnical Engineer
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jesse Madden
Structural Engineer
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Rojin Tuladhar
Hydraulics Engineer
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Matthew Walker
Geotechnical Engineer
Barr Engineering Co.
United States
Co-Author
Ivan Contreras
Vice President
Barr Engineering
United States
Co-Author
Joel Swenson
Geotechnical Engineer
Barr Engineering Co.
United States
Speaker
Gabe Anderson
Mechanical Engineer
Hetch Hetchy Water & Power
United States
Co-Author
Rachel Martin
Lead Associate
McMillen Jacobs Associates
United States
Co-Author
Stephane Lecina
Hydraulics Engineer
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Ted Allen
Senior Civil Engineer
Hetch Hetchy Water & Power
United States

2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Room: 103C

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 (read more...)

Moderator
Surabhi Karambelkar
PhD Student, School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona
United States

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