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New" is a byword of the HydroVision International event. Every year we start from scratch to craft an event that satisfies the needs of the wide cross-section of the hydroelectric power industry, and 2014 may have more that's new than ever before.
By Elizabeth Ingram
The PennWell Hydro Group is pleased to announce the inaugural class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As power generators across the world look toward renewable energies, the marine hydrokinetic (MHK) sector is quickly becoming an area of emphasis within the hydropower and larger renewable energy industry.
Significant research and development efforts are already being conducted in many parts of the world, and the global potential for wave energy and tidal power is vast.
Making MHK a commercially viable option remains a challenge, but development of this technology is becoming a top priority for many countries.
"There are clearly lots and lots of good ideas out there to harness hydrokinetic energy, but we also know cost reduction remains a major challenge," U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said recently. "That's exactly the kind of innovation we'd like to move forward in." We remain really strong in overcoming the scientific and technological challenge."
Addressing these challenges will be a key topic at HydroVision International 2014, which, for the seventh consecutive year, will include a seven-session panel presentation track devoted entirely to the MHK sector.
Titled, "Wave, Tidal and In-Stream Power", (1) the track includes six sessions covering development challenges, environmental issues, the importance of collaborating with conventional hydro, research and development, and more. The track also includes a meet-and-greet session that will allow suppliers of products and services needed to further the development of this sector to interact with the developers of MHK technology, who need their products and/or services. This session is a "can't-miss" opportunity for the members of the MHK and conventional hydro industries to connect and work together toward the goal of commercial deployment.
Also new this year to the HydroVision International exhibition hall is a special MHK Pavilion, which will feature companies working within the marine hydrokinetics sector.
Now in its 20th year, HydroVision International is the world's largest event dedicated to the hydropower industry. This year's conference and exhibition takes place July 22-25 in Nashville's Music City Center.
For more information about the event, or exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, visit HydroEvent.com. (2)
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HydroVision International Included in Tradeshow Executive's Fastest 50 Award Winners
Tulsa, Oklahoma—February 11, 2014 — PennWell Corporation’s HydroVision International has achieved prestigious rankings among the fastest-growing tradeshows in the United States as winners of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 awards.
HydroVision International received recognition in the category of the fastest growing tradeshows in the United States in 2013 for total attendance. In 2013, HydroVision International boasted over 3,100 attendees from 53 countries. Attendees included Large and Small Hydropower Producers (global utilities, federal power producers, private power producers, state and municipal power producers), Developers of Hydro Projects, Construction Firms, Law Firms, Financial/Lending Firms, Investment Firms, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Consulting Firms, Engineering Firms, Policy-makers, Regulators, Natural Resource Agencies, NGOs - non-governmental organizations affected by hydro development and operations or who want to influence the market.
“HydroVision International is seen as a crucial annual gathering place for hydro professionals from around the world,” said Marla Barnes, publisher of PennWell Corporation’s Hydro Group. “In a time of tight budgets when staff travel often is getting cut, it’s gratifying to see attendance at HydroVision International continuing to grow so significantly. This growth demonstrates how important attendance at the event is to hydro professionals the world over.”
The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition is held annually and offers attendees the largest exhibition of products and services in the industry, over 70 conference sessions in eight tracks, co-located seminars, workshops and briefings, technical tours, unmatchable networking events and more. The 2014 HydroVision International event will take place July 22 - 25, 2014, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. To learn more about HydroVision International, visit www.hydroevent.com.
PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., the company has major offices in Nashua, N.H.; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, N.J.; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. For additional information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com.
HydroVision International -- the world's largest event dedicated entirely to the hydroelectric power industry -- is heading to Nashville, Tenn., in 2014.
HydroVision International 2014 takes place July 22-25, 2014, in Nashville's Music City Center, and will again feature dozens of educational conference sessions, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of hydro professionals from around the world.
The call for 2014 technical paper abstracts and panel presentations are now open, though the deadline to submit for consideration is Sept. 20, 2013. Abstracts can be submitted in a number of topics relevant to the hydropower industry as a whole, while panel presentations will be divided amongst HydroVision International's seven program tracks.
For more information about submitting an abstract or participating as a panel member, visit here.
The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are also pleased to announce that Voith will repeat as the event's Platinum Sponsor
Voith is joined by NAES and American Governor as the 2014 networking sponsors; MWH Global as online registration and fast track sponsor; Mead & Hunt as Hydrate HydroVision sponsor; and Babendererde Engineers, CEATI International, Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services, the Henry Pratt Company, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants and Schnabel Engineering sponsoring as sponsors of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle giveaway.
For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, contact Exhibition Sales Representative Amy Shinkle via email, or by calling +1 (918) 832-9360.
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FDIC and HydroVision International Included in Tradeshow Executive’s Fastest 50 Award Winners
Tulsa, Oklahoma—15 March 2013—PennWell Corporation’s FDIC and HydroVision International have achieved prestigious rankings among the fastest-growing tradeshows in the United States as winners of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 awards.
Both FDIC and HydroVision International received recognition in the category of the fastest growing tradeshows in the United States in 2012 for net square feet of exhibit space sold. Last year’s FDIC featured nearly 900 exhibitors showcasing cutting edge technology and products within the fire industry, including emergency equipment and fire apparatus. In 2012, HydroVision International’s exhibition featured 328 exhibitors showcasing products and services in over 50 categories including mechanical and electrical equipment, engineering services, dam safety and civil related technology, environmental consulting, and much more.
“FDIC’s success depicts the importance of this event within the fire industry, as well as to firefighters around the world,” stated Eric Schlett, publisher of PennWell’s Emergency Services Group. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing tradeshows in the United States by Trade Show Executive.”
The Fire Department Instructors Conference is held annually, and is attended by thousands worldwide. Not only is it a conference, but an exhibition with all of the latest equipment in the fire industry, as well as demonstrations. This years Fire Department Instructors Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center and the Lucas Oil Stadium, dates are 22-27 of April 2013. For more information on the conference visit www.fdic.com.
“We appreciate Tradeshow Executive’s recognition of this important event,” said Marla Barnes, publisher of PennWell Corporation’s Hydro Group. “HydroVision International’s growth reflects the strength of this industry and the commitment of the companies that serve it.”
The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition is held annually, drawing over 2,600 attendees from 46 countries and more than 320 exhibitors. The 2013 HydroVision International event will take place July 23 - 26, 2013, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. To learn more about HydroVision International, visit www.hydroevent.com.
PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., the company has major offices in Nashua,N.H.; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, N.J.; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. For additional information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com.
First Look at the HydroVision International Conference Program
Knowing more about the extensive educational content that will be presented at Hydro Vision International in Denver the week of July 22 will help you plan your attendce at the largest hydropower industry event in the world.
By Elizabeth Ingram
Elizabeth Ingram is senior editor of Hydro Review and conference committee chair for HydroVision International.
The HydroVision International event offers a remarkably robust conference program. In fact, at any given time during the three days of the conference, attendees can choose from no fewer than 11 different educational sessions on a broad range of topics. This conference is guaranteed to provide something for everyone in the hydro industry.
The conference portion of HydroVision International — being held the week of July 22 in Denver — provides a mix of session formats. Seven consecutive panel presentation tracks feature moderated, interactive discussions by panelists who are subject matter experts. Three consecutive technical paper tracks feature the more traditional format of technical talks by several presenters, with full papers that can be accessed online via the event website. And the poster presentation track features highly specialized topics that are more suited to small group or one-on-one discussions. The poster authors are available during the first session of each day to explain the presentation in detail, but the posters remain up the entire day for viewing at your convenience.
With all of these formats and the wide variety of content being presented, there’s no chance you can walk away from this event without broadening your understanding of key topics and getting expert answers to your most pressing questions.
How do the conference organizers know the content is so relevant to your needs? Every year, we compile two committees to help guide and shape the conference program so that it discusses the latest trends, news and information vital to the hydroelectric industry.
The steering committee has more than 70 members from every aspect of the industry. These members are experts and thought leaders who know and understand the market and those who work in it. Steering committee members work together to choose the topics to be presented during the seven panel presentation sessions in each of the seven tracks at HydroVision International: Asset Management, Civil Works & Dam Safety, New Development, Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power, Operations & Maintenance, Regulation & Policy, and Water Resources.
The technical papers committee consists of more than 30 members with relevant technical expertise in hydropower and related fields. Members of this committee review all abstracts submitted for the conference, broken down into five broad categories: Environmental/Social, Equipment & Technology, Market Trends & Strategies, Project Management & Operations, and Water Management & Movement. Abstracts that rate sufficiently high in terms of content and applicability to the industry are then scheduled into one of 21 technical paper presentation sessions. This committee also chooses the topics that will be covered during the three poster presentation sessions.
Panel presentation sessions
The panel presentations for this year’s HydroVision International are shaping up to be truly useful, educational and hands-on for attendees. All the session moderators, as well as many panelists, have been chosen. A few of the notable moderators who will guide the content of these sessions are:
— Cameron Ironside, programme director with the International Hydropower Association;
— Mark Jones, manager of federal hydro projects with the Bonneville Power Administration;
— Wayne King, regional engineer, division of dam safety and inspections with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
— Ron McKinnon, manager, plant programs and environmental support with Manitoba Hydro;
— Sean O’Neill, president of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition;
— Kamau Sadiki, national hydropower business line manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and
— Michael Sale, executive director of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.
Although there are many hot topics right now in the hydropower arena, a couple of really interesting sessions are planned that will cover policies and regulations related to pumped storage and managing and extending the life of a dam.
Colin L. Clark, P.Eng., chief technical officer of Brookfield Asset Management in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is moderating a session in the Policies & Regulations track entitled Pumped Storage – Markets, Transmission, and Financing. This interactive session is designed to help attendees gain knowledge about the relationships between markets, generation and transmission.
Flexible energy storage is an essential aspect of an efficient, reliable electricity supply system, and pumped storage is the leading technology to supply this need, Clark says. This expert panel will explain how this atmosphere affects the development of new pumped-storage facilities.
C. Richard Donnelly, P.Eng., director of water power for Hatch Ltd. in Canada, is moderating the How Long Will Your Dam Last? session in the Civil Works & Dam Safety track. In this session, panelists and audience members will participate in a spirited interactive discussion on the issues that can reduce the life of a dam and the measures one can take to mitigate these issues and extend the life of the structure, Donnelly says.
Technical paper sessions
The 21 technical paper sessions at HydroVision International each feature several technical papers on related topics. Sessions are offered on fish passage and guidance, turbines, controls and instrumentation, energy storage, dam safety and construction, hydraulic modeling, environmental issues related to hydropower licensing and compliance, trends in international hydro development, and much more.
Interest in the technical paper presentations for HydroVision International 2013 was unprecedented, with more than 250 abstracts. Although this makes the job of the technical papers committee extremely difficult, it means the papers chosen for presentation truly are the “best of the best” the hydropower industry has to offer.
William Newman, principal engineer-hydro services with GE Energy, is technical paper committee chair for the event. “HydroVision International is the perfect opportunity for anyone involved with the hydro industry to gain valuable knowledge of the latest technical trends, experiences with an aging infrastructure, and sharing best practices to improve a vital segment of the overall energy market,” he says.
Each day of the conference, a poster presentation session is offered. During these sessions, poster authors display their presentations at a centralized location at HydroVision International. Poster authors will remain with their posters during the first session of each day to provide more details and answer attendee questions. The posters remain up the entire day, for viewing at your leisure, and will be replaced the next day by a new set of presentations.
Posters gallery presentations cover the same wide range of topics as the technical paper sessions, including bearings, project design, technical advances, equipment supply and more.
Sidebar: HydroVision around the world
HydroVision International is not the only great opportunity for learning in the hydropower arena. PennWell Corporation also offers the HydroVision Russia, HydroVision India and HydroVision Brasil events each year.
HydroVision Russia was held March 5-6 in Moscow, with broad international participation. In 2012, this and the co-located Russia Power event attracted 5,851 attendees from 62 countries.
The event featured seven conference sessions over two days addressing refurbishment; civil works and dams; systems and innovations; hydro resources; design, control systems and operations; electrical equipment; and turbines.
HydroVision India will be held May 6-8 in Mumbai. The theme of this conference is Indian Power – Time to Deliver and it focuses on technical topics — such as new equipment design, dam engineering for the Indian hydropower landscape, rural electrification, and pumped storage — as well as such strategic topics as financing, policies and regulations.
HydroVision India is co-located with POWER-GEN India & Central Asia and Renewable Energy World India. In 2012, more than 9,000 industry professionals from more than 40 countries attended this event.
Finally, HydroVision Brasil will be held September 24-26 in Sao Paulo. In 2013, HydroVision Brasil will be co-located with DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil.
The educational program is designed for individuals working within the utility and private power sectors, as well as engineering and commercial personnel. Content is relevant to day-to-day operations of the hydroelectric industry, focusing on solutions and practical approaches.
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PennWell and National Hydropower Association Announce Partnership
Tulsa, Oklahoma—12 February 2013—PennWell Corporation and the National Hydropower Association (NHA) announced a collaborative partnership today. The partnership focuses on supporting NHA’s efforts to increase hydro’s role in the U.S. electricity sector.
Specifically, the partnership agreement includes benefits for NHA members and for the association itself in return for NHA’s help in marketing PennWell’s hydro brands. These benefits are as follows.
· NHA members will receive discounted conference registration rates to attend PennWell’s HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition.
· PennWell will donate US$500 to NHA for each new exhibitor at HydroVision International that is an NHA member.
· PennWell will donate US$250 to NHA for each sponsor of HydroVision International that is an NHA member.
· PennWell’s Hydro Review magazine will feature a special NHA section including NHA activities and membership benefits in its April 2013 issue.
· PennWell will donate US$250 to NHA for each advertiser in this Hydro Review special NHA section that is an NHA member.
· PennWell will donate US$100 to NHA for each new HydroWorld Premium Content subscription purchased by an NHA member company.
“We are pleased to partner with PennWell and its hydro brands to support the continued strengthening of our industry. The benefits of this partnership reflect PennWell’s commitment to the industry and NHA’s ongoing effort to increase the value of association membership through new initiatives. We are delighted to work with PennWell on this endeavor and look forward to future opportunities for cooperation,” said NHA Executive Director Linda Church Ciocci.
PennWell’s Hydro Group includes a suite of marketing solutions for businesses involved in hydroelectric power throughout the world including the world’s largest hydro event, HydroVision International, North America’s definitive hydro magazine, Hydro Review, and hydro’s number one online resource, HydroWorld.com.
“PennWell is grateful to the NHA for its efforts in promoting the benefits of hydro throughout the U.S.,” said Marla Barnes, Publisher for PennWell’s hydro group. “We are confident that the benefits to the NHA, its members and to PennWell’s hydro group as outlined in this agreement will, ultimately, push hydro to the forefront of the renewable energy discussion.”
The National Hydropower Association is a nonprofit national association dedicated to strengthening and growing clean, affordable hydropower, America’s leading renewable resource. To view NHA’s member companies, learn about the benefits of membership and to become a member, visit www.hydro.org.
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: hydropower, oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. For additional information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com. For additional information about HydroVision International, visit www.hydroevent.com. For additional information about Hydro Review and to browse the current issue, visit http://www.hydroworld.com/index/current-issue-index.html. For additional information about HydroWorld Premim Content, visit http://www.hydroworld.com/tenders-and-notices/what-is-premium-content.html.
If you would like to attend HydroVision International as a member of the press please contact Marketing Manager, Cassie Chitty at CassieC@PennWell.com or +1-918-831-9597.