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Hydro Basics Course Only: US$545
Hydro Basics Course + HydroVision International Full Conference: US$995
Do you work for a Power Producer? If yes, you can register in our Power Producer Training Program to receive a discounted rate for the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course AND Full Conference registration at HydroVision International. Click Here for details
Optional Technical Tour:
Old Hickory Hydro Project Technical Tour | Monday, July 21 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Seperate registration required.
Who Should Attend: 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
· Equipment Basics
· Hydro in a Power System
· Day-to-Day Operations
· Hydropower and Natural Resource Stewardship
· How Projects are Regulated
· Communicating Hydro's Value
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DAY 1 | MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
Course starts at 8:00 AM (coffee and registration will open at 7:30 AM)
Introduction to Course | 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
• Description of How Course Works
• Introduction of Session Leader for the Morning
Hydro Overview | 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
In this section, attendees will build a solid foundation of hydro basics and facts:
• What Nature Gives Us
• How Hydroelectric Power Is Captured
• Multi-Purpose Uses
o Water Supply
o Flood Control
• Environmental Considerations
• New Technologies
You'll also receive an introduction to the hydro industry, including:
• Hydro Development and Potential
• Overview of Industry Players
• Current Issues
Harnessing the Water | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
• Hydraulic Design of a Project, including:
o Dams (include brief description of different types, e.g., rockfill, earthen, hydraulic fill, RCC)
o Approach and Tailrace Channels
Equipment Basics | 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
• Turbines (Including a brief, basic discussion on which types of turbines are optimal for certain flows and heads and on advanced designs for environmental improvements)
• Balance of Plant
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Hydro in a Power System | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn the nuts and bolts of hydropower production as compared to other types of generation, including steam (nuclear and fossil), combustion turbine, and wind. Explore how to:
• Optimize the use of generation sources to meet normal system requirements
• Take advantage of the capability of hydro units during abnormal system operations (including black start and under- and over-frequency capabilities)
• Adjust for changes to operating patterns brought about by integration of non-traditional power sources
Day-to-Day Operations | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gain an insider's view of the critical on-the-ground perspective:
• Role of the Project Operator
• Challenges, including compliance requirements and spill requirements
Old Hickory Hydro Project Technical Tour | 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Separate registration required.
DAY 2 | TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
Hydropower and Natural Resource Stewardship | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
• Multiple Uses of Rivers
• Environmental Considerations
o Dissolved Oxygen and Dissolved Gas
o Water Quality
o Environmental/Ecological/Instream Flows
How Projects Are Regulated | 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
• United States
o National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
o Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
o U.S. federal projects
o Federal: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA)
Communicating Hydro's Value | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
• Sharing examples of successful communication of hydropower’s role and/or value with:
o School Children
o Media or Environmental Groups
Course Wrap-up and Preview to HydroVision International 2014 | 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Receive your course completion certificate
Complete course evaluation
Informal dialogue with other course participants
Receive recommendations from faculty of "not-to-be-missed" sessions and exhibitors
Keynote Session for HydroVision International | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall, HydroVision International | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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
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