co-located with HydroVision International

Organized By   Institute Supporter
 

   

Dates & Times:
Monday, July 21, 2014 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
& Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Cost:
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

Pre-registration required

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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Course Agenda

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.
Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Senior Associate, Jacobs Associates, and Hydro Basics Course Chair
 
• Welcome
• Description of How Course Works
• Introduction of Session Leader for the Morning
 
Hydro Overview | 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Session Leader: Phil Hoover, President, H&M Engineering
Instructor: Wayne Dyok, Project Manager, Alaska Energy Authority 

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 Energy
      o Water Supply
      o Irrigation
      o Recreation
      o Navigation
      o Flood Control
• Environmental Considerations
• New Technologies
      o Ocean
      o Instream
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.
Session Leader: Ken Hostler, Executive Vice President, Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services
Instructor: Paul Blaszcyk, Vice President, MWH 

• Hydraulic Design of a Project, including:
      o Dams (include brief description of different types, e.g., rockfill, earthen, hydraulic fill, RCC)
      o Spillways
      o Gates
      o Penstocks
      o Approach and Tailrace Channels
 
Equipment Basics | 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session Leader: Ken Hostler, Executive Vice President, Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services
Instructors: Kermit Paul, Consulting Mechanical Engineer and Bob Rittase of Weir American Hydro 

• 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)
• Generators
• Governors
• Controls
• Excitation
• Balance of Plant
• Breakers
• Transformers
 
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

Hydro in a Power System | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session Leader: Andy Sheppard, Project Manager-Hydro Optimization, Southern Company
Instructor: Gerald Runyan, Vice President - Governor Technology and Development, American Governor Company 

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.
Session Leader: Andy Sheppard, Project Manager-Hydro Optimization, Southern Company
Instructor: Kenneth Odom, Senior Engineer, Southern Company

Gain an insider's view of the critical on-the-ground perspective:
• Role of the Project Operator
• Challenges, including compliance requirements and spill requirements

OPTIONAL:

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.
Session Leader: Mike Sale, Executive Director, Low Impact Hydro Institute
Instructors: Stephen Amaral, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Alden Research

• Multiple Uses of Rivers
• Trade-offs
• Environmental Considerations
      o Fish
      o Dissolved Oxygen and Dissolved Gas
      o Temperature
      o Water Quality
      o Environmental/Ecological/Instream Flows
 
How Projects Are Regulated | 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Session Leader: Mike Sale, Executive Director, Low Impact Hydro Institute
Instructors: Emily Carter, Environmental Biologist, Division of Hydro Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Pierre Lundhal, Ph. D. Chief Consultant, Canadian Hydropower Association

• United States
      o National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
      o Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
      o U.S. federal projects
• Canada
      o Federal: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA)
      o Provincial
 
Communicating Hydro's Value | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Senior Associate, Jacobs Associates, and Hydro Basics Course Chair 
Instructor: Randy Stearnes, Community Relations Officer, Tacoma Power

• Sharing examples of successful communication of hydropower’s role and/or value with:
    o School Children
    o Communities
    o Media or Environmental Groups
    o Policy-makers

Course Wrap-up and Preview to HydroVision International 2014 | 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Senior Associate, Jacobs Associates, and Hydro Basics Course Chair
 
• 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.

     

Institute Supporter

Become a Supporter

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:
Amy Shinkle
Ph: 1.918.832.9360
Email: amys@pennwell.com

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