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, November 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Track:

Opening Keynote
  • Room: Ballroom A
  • Session Number: Keynote
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Alan Hodnik
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ALLETE Inc.

    Tuesday, November 17, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Track:

    Discovery and Remediation of Internal Erosion/Piping Voids between Incompatible Materials
    • Session Number: 1J
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Brian Tri
    Senior Civil/Structural Engineer
    Barr Engineering Co.
    Co-Author
    Dean Steines
    Principal Plant Engineer, Hydro Operations
    Xcel Energy
    Co-Author
    William Kussmann
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer
    Barr Engineering Co
      Sponsored by:

      Track:

      The Other "Hydro": Hydrogen for Transportation and How Hydropower Fits In
      • Session Number: 1L
        Sponsored by:

        Tuesday, November 17, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

        Track:

        Integration of Variable Renewable Energy Sources and Battery Storage through the Leveraging of Existing Hydro Assets
        • Session Number: 2K
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Author
        Angie Scangas, PE
        Senior Engineer
        HDR
        Speaker
        Gretchen Dolson, PE, LEED AP
        Renewable Energy Practice Lead/Vice President
        HDR
          Sponsored by:

          Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

          Track:

          Floating Solar Development on Hydro Reservoirs
          • Session Number: 3L
            Sponsored by:

            Wednesday, November 18, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

            Track:

            At the Frontiers of Energy Storage
            • 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....
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Alejandro Moreno
            Director, Water Power Technologies Office
            U.S. Department of Energy
            Panelist
            David Havard
            Senior Product Manager
            GE Renewable Energy Hydro
            Moderator
            Debbie Mursch
            Senior Sales Leader
            GE Renewable Energy Hydro
            Panelist
            Jose Zayas
            Vice President, Partnerships and Initiatives
            Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
              Sponsored by:

              Track:

              Do More with What You Have: A Guide to Hydro Augmentation
              • 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 for the transportation industry....
              Speaker(s)
              Moderator
              Jason Spreyer
              Senior Vice President - Business Development
              Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

                Track:

                Emerging Markets and Modern Trends -- An International Perspective
                • 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. ...
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Boualem Hadjerioua
                Director - Hydro Projects
                Mesa Associates, Inc.
                  Sponsored by:

                  Track:

                  Generators: The Bread and Butter of Hydro
                  • 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 hydro organizations.  ...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Session Chair
                  Jane Hutt
                  Webmaster
                  International Generator Technical Community
                    Presentations:
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker
                      Alexander Schwery, PhD
                      Chief Engineer, Electrical, Hydro
                      GE Renewable Energy Hydro
                      Co-Author
                      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
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Arne Bostrom
                        Electrical Engineer, Hydroelectric Design Center
                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                        • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                        Sponsored by:

                        Track:

                        Global Warming of 1.5 C – Views on Hydro’s Role to Combat Climate Change
                        • 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 in the push toward decarbonization, along with those of other stakeholders. Do these viewpoints agree or differ? Do policymakers recognize hydropower as part of the solution? Is hydro being included in climate policy development? Come to this lively and interactive discussion on the value of hydropower in a clean energy... (read more...)
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator
                        Jeffrey Leahey, Esq
                        Vice President
                        Strategic Marketing Innovations

                          Track:

                          Major Refurbishments and Overhauls: Born Again
                          • 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 to the panelists....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Panelist
                          Alexandre Trudel
                          Project Engineer
                          AECOM
                          Panelist
                          Mark Kayser
                          Generation Maintenance Superintendent
                          Minnesota Power
                          Moderator
                          Scott Hopkins
                          Electrical Engineer
                          U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                          Panelist
                          Tim Huffman
                          Senior Project Manager
                          Duke Energy
                          Panelist
                          Tim Lusk
                          Senior Mechanical Engineer
                          Stantec New Zealand
                            Sponsored by:

                            Track:

                            Midwest Environmental Issues – Implications for Hydro Owners
                            • Room: 103D
                            • Session Number: 1I
                            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 share their Midwest experiences with resolving environmental issues during relicensing and may even offer solutions to yours during an extended Q&A brainstorming session....
                            Speaker(s)
                            Panelist
                            Jason Kreuscher
                            Vice President
                            Renewable World Energies, LLC
                            Panelist
                            Jeremy Crossland
                            Biologist
                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                            Panelist
                            Josh Petersen
                            Senior Water Resources Engineer
                            Dakota County
                            Moderator
                            Stephen Arnold
                            Senior Advisor - Licensing & Compliance
                            Americas Energy Services
                              Sponsored by:

                              Track:

                              Who’s In Charge: Government Regulation Post-Incident
                              • 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....
                              Speaker(s)
                              Panelist
                              James Rutherford
                              Project Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer
                              Hatch
                              Panelist
                              Katherine Caley
                              Water Resources Engineer
                              HDR
                              Moderator
                              Kevin Griebenow
                              Branch Chief
                              Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
                                Sponsored by:

                                Wednesday, November 18, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

                                  ​The poster presenters will be available in person to answer questions and discuss their posters on Wednesday, November 18, 8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM. Posters will be available to view until 4:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday....
                                    Presentations:
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Poster Presenter
                                      Brent Ward
                                      Manager, Business Development, IoT
                                      Voith Digital Ventures
                                      • Poster Gallery
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Poster Presenter
                                        Sunny Patel
                                        Mechanical Engineer
                                        Eaton Research Labs
                                        • Poster Gallery
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Poster Presenter
                                          Mohsen Tarassoly
                                          Director of Sales & Business Development
                                          Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI)
                                          • Poster Gallery
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Poster Presenter
                                            Gary Peterson
                                            Maintenance Manager
                                            Energy Keepers Inc.
                                            • Poster Gallery
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Poster Presenter
                                              Joan Leal
                                              Chief Development Officer
                                              Oceanus Power & Water, LLC
                                              • Poster Gallery
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Poster Presenter
                                                Yazhou Jiang
                                                Research Engineer
                                                GE Global Research Center
                                                • Poster Gallery
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Poster Presenter
                                                  Jean-François Blouin
                                                  Project Engineer - Structure
                                                  WSP
                                                  • Poster Gallery
                                                    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
                                                    • Poster Gallery
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Poster Presenter
                                                      Mohamed Said
                                                      Student
                                                      Delhi Technological University
                                                      • Poster Gallery
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Poster Presenter
                                                        Vincent Bryan III
                                                        Chief Executive Officer
                                                        Whooshh Innovations
                                                        • Poster Gallery
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Poster Presenter
                                                          Howard Moudy
                                                          Director of Operations
                                                          National Electric Coil
                                                          • Poster Gallery
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Co-Author
                                                            John Butler
                                                            Design Office Manager
                                                            Michell Bearings
                                                            Poster Presenter
                                                            Paul Bruce
                                                            Engineering Director
                                                            Michell Bearings
                                                            • Poster Gallery
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Poster Presenter
                                                              Lukas Sandmaier, Dipl.-Ing. ,BSc
                                                              Scientific Assistant, Institute for Hydraulic Fluidmachinery
                                                              Graz University of Technology
                                                              • Poster Gallery
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Poster Presenter
                                                                Brent Ward
                                                                Manager, Business Development, IoT
                                                                Voith Digital Ventures
                                                                • Poster Gallery

                                                                Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                Track:

                                                                Advancing Pumped Storage: Next Steps from FAST Commissioning Prize Winners
                                                                • Session Number: 5L
                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                  Track:

                                                                  Sponsored Content: From Lessons Learned to Action Items: A Case Study of Major Dam Intake Structure Rehabilitation
                                                                  • Room: Booth 1653
                                                                  • Session Number: 5J
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Speaker
                                                                  Kurt Feairheller
                                                                  Senior Estimator and PM
                                                                  Crofton Industries
                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                    Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                    Track:

                                                                    Back to the Future: Hydro, The Original Microgrids
                                                                    • 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....
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Moderator
                                                                    Ben Ollis
                                                                    Research Associate
                                                                    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                                                                    Panelist
                                                                    Mayank Panwar
                                                                    Research Engineer III
                                                                    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

                                                                      Track:

                                                                      Can a PMF Change? Evaluating Changes against the Backdrop of a Changing Climate
                                                                      • 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 faced with expensive mitigation to maintain dam safety, such as providing additional spillway capacity to handle these potentially larger runoff events. This session focuses on understanding the current state of PMP evaluation and the potential for future increases to PMP and PMF estimates....
                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                      Moderator
                                                                      Chuck Kahler, PE, PMP
                                                                      Vice President, Project Manager, Waterpower & Dams
                                                                      Stantec
                                                                      Panelist
                                                                      Michael McMahon
                                                                      Senior Hydro-Meteorologist
                                                                      HDR
                                                                        Sponsored by:

                                                                        Track:

                                                                        Condition-Based Maintenance: Fixin’ To Break … NOT!
                                                                        • 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....
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Session Chair
                                                                        Michael Pedersen
                                                                        Director of Operations
                                                                        Kaukauna Utilities
                                                                        Session Co-Chair
                                                                        Nora Rosemore
                                                                        Hydro Operations Superintendent
                                                                        Minnesota Power
                                                                          Presentations:
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Speaker
                                                                            André Tétreault
                                                                            Director, Tests & Diagnostics
                                                                            VibroSystM Inc.
                                                                            • Summit Session Panel Discussion
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Speaker
                                                                              Andrew Wodoslawsky
                                                                              Hydro Mechanical Engineer
                                                                              Black & Veatch
                                                                              • Summit Session Panel Discussion
                                                                                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
                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                Track:

                                                                                How Fast Can You Get Out of Dodge? Real Life Simulation of Emergency Action Plans
                                                                                • 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 presentation, there will be a panel discussion on EAPs....
                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Moderator
                                                                                Dean Steines
                                                                                Principal Plant Engineer, Hydro Operations
                                                                                Xcel Energy
                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                Frank Blackett
                                                                                Regional Engineer, Division of Dam Safety and Inspections
                                                                                Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                Jason Needham, P.E.
                                                                                Consequence Specialist, Risk Management Center
                                                                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                  Track:

                                                                                  Leveraging Hydropower’s Flexibility in Changing Markets
                                                                                  • 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 uncertainty in future operation and to incorporate compensation for these services in the financial model....
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Panelist
                                                                                  Garland Will
                                                                                  Generation Support
                                                                                  Bonneville Power Administration
                                                                                  Moderator
                                                                                  Jesse Zoll
                                                                                  Program Manager, HyService Growth
                                                                                  Voith Hydro Inc.
                                                                                  Panelist
                                                                                  Mike Cipriano
                                                                                  Electrical Engineering Manager
                                                                                  HDR INC
                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                    Track:

                                                                                    Not Your Mother's Meatloaf - Modern Control Systems
                                                                                    • 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....
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Session Chair
                                                                                    Lisa Myles
                                                                                    Assistant General Manager
                                                                                    L & S Electric, Inc
                                                                                      Presentations:
                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                        Speaker
                                                                                        Kelly Sackheim
                                                                                        Principal
                                                                                        KC Hydro Family of Companies
                                                                                        • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                          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
                                                                                            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
                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                            U.S. Relicensing in a Post-Electric Consumers Protect Act Era
                                                                                            • 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 previous relicensing proceedings that concluded after passage of the Electric Consumer Protection Act (ECPA) of 1986. This session explores strategic approaches for applying previous relicensing studies, stakeholder consultation, agreements, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluations, and licensing decisions toward achieving efficient relicensing and improving outcomes....
                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                            Panelist
                                                                                            Charles Sensiba
                                                                                            Partner
                                                                                            Troutman Sanders LLP
                                                                                            Moderator
                                                                                            Jim Gibson
                                                                                            Vice President, Hydropower Services
                                                                                            HDR

                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                              Where in the World is Pumped Storage Hydro?
                                                                                              • 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 also will discuss mechanisms for achieving success.  ...
                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                              Roger Clarke-Johnson
                                                                                              Western Region Manager
                                                                                              American Governor Hydropower Solutions
                                                                                              Moderator
                                                                                              Sam Mottram
                                                                                              Managing Principal
                                                                                              Knight Piesold Ltd.
                                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                                Wednesday, November 18, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                Planning Ahead for Stable Operation during Blackstart and Islanded Conditions
                                                                                                • Session Number: 6J
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                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
                                                                                                Speaker
                                                                                                Sean Brosig
                                                                                                Electrical Engineer
                                                                                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                                  Track:

                                                                                                  Sponsored Content: Generator Rotor and Stator Rewinds: The Importance of Writing an Effective Specification
                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 721
                                                                                                  • Session Number: 6K
                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                  Speaker
                                                                                                  Blake Parker
                                                                                                  Director of Field Services and Hydro Power Generation General Manager
                                                                                                  Integrated Power Services

                                                                                                    Wednesday, November 18, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                    Track:

                                                                                                    Energy Storage Using Conventional Hydropower Facilities
                                                                                                    • Session Number: 7K
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Speaker
                                                                                                    Mark Allen
                                                                                                    Vice President
                                                                                                    Stantec
                                                                                                    Co-Author
                                                                                                    Peter Donalek
                                                                                                    Principal Electrical Engineer
                                                                                                    Stantec
                                                                                                      Sponsored by:

                                                                                                      Track:

                                                                                                      Life Extension of a Pump Turbine at the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Plant
                                                                                                      • Session Number: 7J
                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                      Co-Author
                                                                                                      Craig Stinson
                                                                                                      Senior Manager of Technical Services
                                                                                                      Voith Hydro
                                                                                                      Co-Author
                                                                                                      Erin Dull
                                                                                                      Assistant Project Manager
                                                                                                      Voith Hydro
                                                                                                      Co-Author
                                                                                                      Jim Thrasher
                                                                                                      Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services
                                                                                                      Speaker
                                                                                                      Steven Giffin
                                                                                                      Senior Supervisor of Engineering
                                                                                                      Voith Hydro
                                                                                                        Sponsored by:

                                                                                                        Track:

                                                                                                        Low-Stress Fish Passage: An Innovative Approach for Medium-Head Dams (content sponsored by Obermeyer Hydro)
                                                                                                        • Room: Booth 1605
                                                                                                        • Session Number: 7L
                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Speaker
                                                                                                        Henry Obermeyer
                                                                                                        President
                                                                                                        Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.

                                                                                                          Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                          Track:

                                                                                                          Bridging Physical Hydrology and Neural Networks for Reliable Streamflow Forecasts
                                                                                                          • Session Number: 8L
                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                          Speaker
                                                                                                          Alden Sampson
                                                                                                          Technical Director
                                                                                                          Upstream Tech (Natel Energy)
                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                                            Sponsored Content: Using Integrated Generator Monitoring to Identify Failure Modes
                                                                                                            • Room: Exhibit Booth 1653
                                                                                                            • Session Number: 8J
                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                            Speaker 2
                                                                                                            Scott Frondell
                                                                                                            Application Specialists
                                                                                                            Cutsforth
                                                                                                            Speaker 1
                                                                                                            Steve Furedy
                                                                                                            Application Specialists
                                                                                                            Cutsforth

                                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                                              The Value of Standards and Where They are Going
                                                                                                              • Session Number: 8K
                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                              Speaker
                                                                                                              James Walsh
                                                                                                              President
                                                                                                              Rennasonic, Inc.
                                                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                                Fish Passage Compliance: Methods and Results
                                                                                                                • 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. ...
                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                Session Chair
                                                                                                                Matthew Chan
                                                                                                                Business Development Manager
                                                                                                                WSP
                                                                                                                  Presentations:
                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                    Point of Contact
                                                                                                                    Jim Gibson
                                                                                                                    Vice President, Hydropower Services
                                                                                                                    HDR
                                                                                                                    Speaker
                                                                                                                    Ralph Nelson, PE
                                                                                                                    Senior Engineer
                                                                                                                    HDR
                                                                                                                    • Summit Session Panel Discussion
                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                      Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                      Track:

                                                                                                                      How to Pump Up Pumped Storage Hydro
                                                                                                                      • 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 ...
                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                      Panelist
                                                                                                                      Doug Spaulding
                                                                                                                      President
                                                                                                                      Nelson Energy
                                                                                                                      Moderator
                                                                                                                      Justin Trudell
                                                                                                                      Vice President, Operations
                                                                                                                      FirstLight Power Resources
                                                                                                                      Panelist
                                                                                                                      Matt Pevarnik
                                                                                                                      Senior Sales Leader
                                                                                                                      GE Renewable Energy Hydro
                                                                                                                        Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                        Track:

                                                                                                                        Hydro Beyond Borders: An International Perspective and Projects
                                                                                                                        • 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 developing and operating assets across the globe....
                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                        Moderator
                                                                                                                        Christian Herman
                                                                                                                        Power Generation Industry analyst
                                                                                                                        US Department of Commerce Office of Energy and Environmental Industries

                                                                                                                          Track:

                                                                                                                          Is Hydro Being Sacrificed to Support the Variable Energy Market?
                                                                                                                          • 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?...
                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                          Moderator
                                                                                                                          Nathan Myers, P.E.
                                                                                                                          Mechanical Engineer
                                                                                                                          Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
                                                                                                                          Panelist
                                                                                                                          Paul Wolff
                                                                                                                          President
                                                                                                                          WolffWare Ltd.
                                                                                                                          Panelist
                                                                                                                          Stephen Signore
                                                                                                                          Post-Doctoral Research Associate
                                                                                                                          Tennessee Valley Authority
                                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                                                            Maintaining Balance of Plant: Staying Alive
                                                                                                                            • 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....
                                                                                                                              Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                                                              Modeling: The Recipe for Success
                                                                                                                              • 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.  ...
                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                              Session Chair
                                                                                                                              Jess Yenter
                                                                                                                              Project Leader
                                                                                                                              Eaton
                                                                                                                                Presentations:
                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                  Speaker
                                                                                                                                  Helmut Benigni
                                                                                                                                  assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
                                                                                                                                  Graz University of Technology
                                                                                                                                  Co-Author
                                                                                                                                  Peter Meusburger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn.
                                                                                                                                  Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                  E-Werke Frastanz
                                                                                                                                  • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                      Co-Author
                                                                                                                                      Helmut Benigni
                                                                                                                                      assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
                                                                                                                                      Graz University of Technology
                                                                                                                                      Speaker
                                                                                                                                      Helmut Jaberg, CEO Prof. Dr. Jaberg und Partner GmbH
                                                                                                                                      Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
                                                                                                                                      University of Technology Graz
                                                                                                                                      • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                      Track:

                                                                                                                                      Recent Regulatory Developments: Navigating Uncertainty in an Evolving Landscape
                                                                                                                                      • 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 Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act, among others....
                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                      Moderator
                                                                                                                                      Kelsey Rugani
                                                                                                                                      Director
                                                                                                                                      Kearns & West

                                                                                                                                        Track:

                                                                                                                                        Risky Business - The Revolution of the Risk-Informed Decision Making Process
                                                                                                                                        • 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 risk, causes and effects. This session will discuss best practices for the PFMA process, failure mode and effects analysis performed on aging penstocks and a simplified stochastic flood modeling approach used to support RIDM....
                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                        Session Chair
                                                                                                                                        Whitney Hansen
                                                                                                                                        Vice President
                                                                                                                                        Barr Engineering Co.
                                                                                                                                          Presentations:
                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                            Co-Author
                                                                                                                                            Glen Ichikawa
                                                                                                                                            Hydropower Expert
                                                                                                                                            BBA Engineering Ltd
                                                                                                                                            Speaker
                                                                                                                                            Kerem Karakoc
                                                                                                                                            Engineer
                                                                                                                                            BBA
                                                                                                                                            • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                Speaker
                                                                                                                                                Omid Mohseni
                                                                                                                                                Senior Water Resources Engineer
                                                                                                                                                Barr Engineering Co.
                                                                                                                                                • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, November 18, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                                                                Johnson Valve Sleeve and Moody Cone Rectification at the Sir Adam Beck 1 Power Plant
                                                                                                                                                • Session Number: 9J
                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                Speaker
                                                                                                                                                Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P.E.
                                                                                                                                                Senior Engineer Specialist
                                                                                                                                                Ontario Power Generation
                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                  Track:

                                                                                                                                                  Using Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Network to Forecast Hydropower Generation
                                                                                                                                                  • Session Number: 9L
                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                  Speaker
                                                                                                                                                  Kemoh Lumei
                                                                                                                                                  Student
                                                                                                                                                  Delhi Technological University
                                                                                                                                                  Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                  Mohamed Said
                                                                                                                                                  Student
                                                                                                                                                  Delhi Technological University
                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Track:

                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored Content: Application Improvements for Castings and Water-Lubricated Bearings: How Utilities Have Used New Processes and Techniques
                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Booth 1653
                                                                                                                                                    • Session Number: 10J
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                    Panelist
                                                                                                                                                    Bob Shortridge
                                                                                                                                                    President
                                                                                                                                                    Lignum Vitae North America llc
                                                                                                                                                    Panelist
                                                                                                                                                    Fred Koch
                                                                                                                                                    Vice President Technology
                                                                                                                                                    Canadian Specialty Castings
                                                                                                                                                    Moderator
                                                                                                                                                    Jerrod Pratt
                                                                                                                                                    US Operations Manager
                                                                                                                                                    Hydro Tech USA Inc.
                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, November 19, 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Track:

                                                                                                                                                      Utility Executive Roundtable
                                                                                                                                                      • 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 in markets, policies, and 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

                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, November 19, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Track:

                                                                                                                                                        Knowledge Transfer Issues in Specialized High-Value Functions
                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Booth 2721
                                                                                                                                                        • Session Number: 11K
                                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                        Speaker
                                                                                                                                                        Jim Stone
                                                                                                                                                        Principal Mechanical Engineer
                                                                                                                                                        Voss Laboratories

                                                                                                                                                          Track:

                                                                                                                                                          River Flow Control for Fish Habitat at Bradley Lake Dam
                                                                                                                                                          • Session Number: 11J
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker
                                                                                                                                                          Rafid Lateef
                                                                                                                                                          Project Engineer
                                                                                                                                                          Emerson
                                                                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                                                                                            Dynamics within the Industry: Perspectives of Utilities vs Independent Owner/Operators
                                                                                                                                                            • Session Number: 12K
                                                                                                                                                              Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                                                                                              4F: Water Passage/Conveyance Systems: Moving It Along
                                                                                                                                                              • 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....
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                              Jon Atkinson, P.Eng, M.Eng
                                                                                                                                                              Director, Power – Central Canada
                                                                                                                                                              WSP
                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                              Michael Morgenroth
                                                                                                                                                              Principal Engineer
                                                                                                                                                              Stantec
                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                              Nikola Tomic
                                                                                                                                                              Design Engineer
                                                                                                                                                              Hydra Tek & Associates
                                                                                                                                                              Moderator
                                                                                                                                                              Tihomir (Tim) Maricic, P.E.
                                                                                                                                                              Senior Engineer Specialist
                                                                                                                                                              Ontario Power Generation
                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                              Tony Palma, P. Eng., PMP, CPMA
                                                                                                                                                              Project Manager - Renewable Generation
                                                                                                                                                              Ontario Power Generation
                                                                                                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                                                                                Achieving Multiple Objectives: A Basin-Scale Approach to U.S. Licensing
                                                                                                                                                                • 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 boundaries and achieve multiple objectives. We will discuss the benefits, challenges and strategies of this approach from a cross-section of perspectives....
                                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                Taylor Curtis
                                                                                                                                                                Legal and Regulatory Analyst
                                                                                                                                                                National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                  • 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....
                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                  Brent Ward
                                                                                                                                                                  Manager, Business Development, IoT
                                                                                                                                                                  Voith Digital Ventures
                                                                                                                                                                  Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                  Jake Nink
                                                                                                                                                                  Regional Long Term Planner
                                                                                                                                                                  Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior
                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                  John Yale
                                                                                                                                                                  Hydro Plant Engineering Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  Chelan County Public Utility District
                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                    Track:

                                                                                                                                                                    Great Things Come in Small Packages: Your Guide to Small Hydro Development
                                                                                                                                                                    • 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....
                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                    Andrew Bird
                                                                                                                                                                    Dams and Hydro Sector Leader - Asia Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                    Stantec
                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                    Christopher Ball
                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                    Corpfinance International Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                    Randy Richardson
                                                                                                                                                                    Plant Manager
                                                                                                                                                                    Liberty Utilities
                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                    Ted Rose
                                                                                                                                                                    Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                                                                                    Gravity Renewables Group

                                                                                                                                                                      Track:

                                                                                                                                                                      Keeping it Moving: Tools and Methods for Prediction and Management of Fluvial Sediment
                                                                                                                                                                      • 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....
                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                      Session Chair
                                                                                                                                                                      Jeff Marr
                                                                                                                                                                      Associate Director
                                                                                                                                                                      St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                        Presentations:
                                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                                                                                                            Shark Tank: Energy Storage Innovation Edition
                                                                                                                                                                            • 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....
                                                                                                                                                                              Presentations:
                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                Jin Tan
                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                  Abhishek Banerjee
                                                                                                                                                                                  Postdoctoral Research Associate
                                                                                                                                                                                  Idaho National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                  Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Roberts
                                                                                                                                                                                  Operations Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                  American Governor Company
                                                                                                                                                                                  Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                  S. M. Shafiul Alam
                                                                                                                                                                                  Research Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                  Idaho National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                  Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                  Thomas Mosier
                                                                                                                                                                                  Research Scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                  Idaho National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                    Helmut Benigni
                                                                                                                                                                                    assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Graz University of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                    Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                    Helmut Jaberg, CEO Prof. Dr. Jaberg und Partner GmbH
                                                                                                                                                                                    Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
                                                                                                                                                                                    University of Technology Graz
                                                                                                                                                                                    Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                    Peter Meusburger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                    E-Werke Frastanz
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Taking Fish Off the Menu
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 experiences and successes in dealing with this real-world problem....
                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Session Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fred Wiesinger
                                                                                                                                                                                    Director of Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                    Kingsbury Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Presentations:
                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                          Abe Schneider
                                                                                                                                                                                          President, Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Natel Energy, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Summit Session Panel Discussion
                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                            Guillaume Boutet-Blais
                                                                                                                                                                                            Lead Engineer - Fluid Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                                            GE Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                            Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                            Jon Renholds
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hydraulic Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Will It Work When You Need It? Improving Gate Reliability
                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.  ...
                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard Dulin, P.E.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Hydro-Mechanical Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                            AECOM
                                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                The poster presenters will be available in person to answer questions and discuss their posters on Thursday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Posters will be available to view until 4:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday....
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Presentations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunny Patel
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mechanical Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eaton Research Labs
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mohsen Tarassoly
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director of Sales & Business Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gary Peterson
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maintenance Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Energy Keepers Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joan Leal
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Development Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oceanus Power & Water, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yazhou Jiang
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Research Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              GE Global Research Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jean-François Blouin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Project Engineer - Structure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                WSP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jeff Herndon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Belzona Alabama, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kemoh Lumei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Delhi Technological University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mohamed Said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Delhi Technological University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vincent Bryan III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Whooshh Innovations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Howard Moudy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director of Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        National Electric Coil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jason Sinkhorn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director of Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EME Associates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paul Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Engineering Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michell Bearings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Poster Presenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lukas Sandmaier, Dipl.-Ing. ,BSc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scientific Assistant, Institute for Hydraulic Fluidmachinery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Graz University of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Poster Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poster Gallery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, November 19, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How a Layered Security Approach Protects Alabama Power's Switchyards and Hydro Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, November 19, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HydroPASSAGE: Information and Tools to increase Fish Survival for the Hydropower Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Session Number: 14J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alison Colotelo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fisheries Researcher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brett Pflugrath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Research Associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jayson Martinez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hydrology Group, Energy and Environment Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Potential Effects of the 2019 NCPA v. Semonite Case on FERC Licensees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Session Number: 14K
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heather Miller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vice President of Business Development & Senior Historian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Historical Research Associates, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Natalie Perrin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Senior Architectural Historian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HRA, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, November 19, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Case Studies in Monitoring, Design and Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 case studies, sharing what went well and what went wrong.  esent and discuss their case studies, sharing what went well and what went wrong.  ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Session Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marcela Politano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Research Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The University of Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Presentations:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enabling Grid Flexibility and Integration of Intermittent Renewables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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?...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aidan Tuohy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Program Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Electric Power Research Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Karen Studarus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How Do We Get Along? Life Cycle Costs and Benefits of Different Renewable Generation Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Judy Chang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Brattle Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sagar Kancharia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              National Market Lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WSP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Svetlana Helc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Senior Manager Business Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ontario Power Generation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Innovative Solutions to Regulatory-Driven Changes in Operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Session Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michael Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Presentations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carl-Anthony Beaubien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Design Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GE Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David Scott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hydraulic Research Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GE Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Co-Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Innovative Tools and Technology: A Potluck Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Session Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jason Collett, P.E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Director of North and East Regions, Power Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mesa Associates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Presentations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Helmut Jaberg, CEO Prof. Dr. Jaberg und Partner GmbH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University of Technology Graz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Summit Session Paper Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Is Sediment Wearing You Down?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: 102CD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Session Number: 5F
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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 these challenges. See how you might bring some of the ideas vetted in this conversation to your plant to help you manage this challenging problem....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dan Gessler, PhD, PE, DWRE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steve Wenke, PE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Senior Manager Generation Strategy and Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Avista Utilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not Your Father's Hydro -- Hydropower Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 next generation? How do we promote the value/tell the story of ancillary services? How do we get the right message outside of the room?...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Moderator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Corey Vezina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Technical Project Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Department of Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jeffrey Leahey, Esq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Strategic Marketing Innovations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Julie Smith-Galvin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JSG Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Loretta Prencipe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director, SVP Communications & Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MSL Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Randall Stearnes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Foundation for Water and Energy Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Track:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sustainable Development and Regulations through International Perspectives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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....
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