Dates & Times:
Monday, July 25, 2016 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
& Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hydro Basics Course Only: US $545
Hydro Basics Course + HydroVision International Full Conference: US $995 (a $400 saving!)
***Cost Includes a Technical Tour of the Twin Cities Hydroelectric Facility (see below for Tour details)
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Individuals new to hydro, both new hires and experienced professionals moving into hydro or those who want to expand their areas of expertise.
Here's everything you need to know to get started in hydro...and a perfect refresher course for veterans! This intensive, highly practical training is designed to help persons new to hydro be more productive more quickly and to help persons with limited hydro experience expand their knowledge.
Highly qualified faculty representing consulting companies, utilities, federal power producers, and regulatory agencies present interesting, insightful lectures on:
· Hydro Overview
· Harnessing the Water
· Turbine Basics
· Electrical System Basics
· Hydro in a Power System
· Day-to-Day Operations
· Natural Resource Stewardship: Instream Flows, Fish Passage, and Dam Effects on Water Quality
· How Projects are Regulated
· International Regulatory Issues
· Communicating Hydro's Value
Monday, July 25 | 3:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Register by: Friday, July 15, 2016
Brookfield Renewable Energy
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners acquired the Twin Cities hydroelectric facility from Ford Motor Company in 2008. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished the dam in 1917, and Henry Ford built the plant in Saint Paul, Minn., on the promise of cheap hydropower. The run-of-river plant was completed in 1924 at a cost of about $1 million. It has a capacity of 18 MW from a powerhouse with four Francis turbine-generating units.
The Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is organized by the Hydro Training Institute.
This institute is a group of people in the industry who realize there’s an urgent need to provide basic information about the various aspects of hydro to individuals who are new to the market – either right out of college or experienced professionals but new to hydro. The members of the institute have volunteered to put in time and effort to develop a special course designed to meet the needs of educating and training individuals new to the industry.
Because of all the retirements that are occurring in the hydro industry, the need for training courses like the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is extremely important.
The institute is seeking financial assistance to aid in its training and education efforts. Two levels of support are available:
Level 1 – ‘Institute’ Supporter: $2,500
Level 2 – ‘Basics’ Supporter: $450
To learn more contact:
Blake Rothfuss, P.E., D.WRE
Vice President and Project Director
COWI Tunnel North America
Jennifer Hill, PHD
Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mark W. Killgore, PE, D. WRE, F. ASCE
Director, Raise the Bar
American Society of Civil Engineers
Hydro Performance Processes Inc.