Avoiding a Crisis:  Emphasizing QA/QC in Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Delivery, and Contracting

Avoiding a Crisis Workshop

Monday, June 25th | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost to attend: No Charge, but registration is required.

Throughout the industry, there is concern about quality control issues when it comes to hydropower asset replacements and repairs. This workshop offers an opportunity for the hydroelectric industry and its vendors to have a discussion about the issues and brainstorm potential solutions to improve hydropower asset life.

Desired Outcome:
Industry works together to develop a list of issues and potential solutions in the following categories:
        o   Engineering
        o   Project Delivery/Contracting
        o   Manufacturing and installation

Steering Committee:
·      Kirk Hudson, Managing Director - Generation and Transmission, Chelan County Public Utility District
·      Elizabeth Ingram, Managing Editor, Hydro Group, PennWell
·      Herbie Johnson, Hydro General Manager, Southern Company
·      Stan Kocon, Chief Executive Officer, Voith Hydro
·      Pat McGrath, Business Development Director, Andritz Hydro Corp
·      Debbie Mursch, Director of Markets, Strategy and Development, Hydro, GE Renewable Energy
·      Daniel Rabon, National Hydropower Business Line Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers



  Workshop Agenda
8:30 AM Welcome
  Kirk Hudson, Chelan County Public Utility District, presents the business case for the discussion and reviews ground rules for issue identification and potential solution brainstorming
9:00 AM Registrants break into two groups:

(1)  Engineering and Manufacturing/Installation

(2)  Project Delivery/Contracting

Each group, led by a facilitator, will share issues they have identified/experienced

10:00 AM Each group, led by a facilitator, brainstorms potential solutions for the issues
11:00 AM Each group reports findings