Make the most of your time in Denver by choosing from a variety of co-located events. HYDROVISION International® partners with some of the most innovative organizations and programs, designed to give our attendees an edge from every angle of the industry.

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Net Zero World Workshop

Monday, July 11, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: 104

Description: Technology, market, and policy trends are pushing electricity systems toward a net-zero CO2 emissions future in the global effort to mitigate climate change. Hydropower and pumped storage hydro (PSH) have long been sources of low-carbon electricity, but broader changes to electricity supply and demand could create new challenges and opportunities, and the hydropower industry’s response to these will shape its future.

This workshop brings together a diverse panel of speakers who will offer perspectives on the future of hydropower and PSH in a net-zero world. After a brief panel discussion, the group will dive into focused breakout discussions, then we’ll come together to share and summarize the conversations. The results of the discussions will be later synthesized into a workshop summary report. Participation from all corners of the hydropower industry will enable new perspectives as we identify potential future roles of hydropower and PSH, along with barriers that must be addressed to maximize the effective use of these technologies in the future. New connections and shared ideas will foster a cooperative approach to understanding and facilitating hydropower’s role in a net-zero world.

This session is free to attend

Partner:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Hydropower Workforce Workshop

Monday, July 11, 2022 | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: 104

Description: This workshop will discuss the workforce challenges currently experienced by the hydropower industry, such as the difficulty for employers to find well-qualified workers, while many students have limited awareness of or interest in the industry and its potential career paths. The workshop will also discuss the growing wave of retirement in hydropower and strategies for succession planning, knowledge transfer and innovation. The group will also engage participants on ways to help hydropower promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the workforce.

At its core, the workshop will be anchored in the current state of the hydropower workforce as told by NREL’s updated hydropower workforce report; prior survey efforts of academia, students, and industry; and associated career mapping efforts.  From this update, organizers will facilitate discussion around three key topics:

  • Programmatic opportunities (for the U.S. Department of Energy or other funder to adopt) to expand access to hydropower education that are steeped in industry engagement and focused on the importance of hydropower in a changing grid. Specific focus will be on accreditations/certification programs (e.g., HydroU).
  • Public engagement, education, and rebranding strategies for hydropower, to change and inform public perception of the industry and its job prospects. Discuss needs and best practices for workforce succession planning and knowledge transfer, including the challenges experienced by small or remote hydro operators and the role of automation and technology.
  • Ways to promote more diversity, equity, and inclusion in the hydropower workforce through outreach, engagement, recruiting, and partnerships with minority institutions and organizations, and communities with hydropower facilities.

The workshop will be facilitated by Bree Mendlin from the Hydropower Foundation and NREL’s Elise DeGeorge, Arielle Cardinal, and Jennifer Daw, along with other speakers and experts in the field.

This session is free to attend

Partner:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Hydrogenerator Monitoring Techniques & Diagnostic

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: 108

Description: The seminar is intended to provide plant and engineering personnel of both, mechanical and electrical backgrounds, with the basic design features of hydrogenerators and the most commonly used online monitoring techniques. Two parts of the seminar will cover mechanical (Air gap and vibration) and electrical (stator and rotor winding) monitoring. A number of case studies will be presented to explain the benefits and limitations of each monitoring technique.

The benefits of attending this event include: 

  • To learn about the most common mechanical and electrical monitoring techniques
  • To understand the value of simultaneous monitoring of multiple parameters
  • To learn the advantages of condition-based (predictive) maintenance

Registration Fee to Attend: 

$150.00

Partner:

Iris Power

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