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4:00 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    Will the gate open when required? “I don’t know” may not be an optional answer... Hydro-Quebec, Canada’s largest power utility, has developed a simple and proven method to assess the functionality of ...
4:30 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies

    Sponsored by:

    preformed windings

5:00 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    We are hosting a Women’s Networking Reception in the exhibit hall, where you can meet the recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award and mingle with attendees while enjoying complimentary drinks ...
8:30 AM
  1. W207BC
    90 mins
    • Policies and Regulations
    Owners and developers of small hydroelectric facilities (30 MW or less) are facing a paradox. On the one hand, there is a significant push at the policy level to develop new small hydropower. On the o ...
  2. W207D
    90 mins
    • New Development (including Small Hydro)
    Globally, climate change is affecting hydro capacity around the world, and developers must design around potential changes (increases or decreases) in precipitation levels. In this session, experts wo ...
  3. W205CD
    90 mins
    • Civil Works and Dam Safety
     This panel session will include a discussion by an owner, consultant, and regulator in the U.S. regarding experiences in the early stages of implementing new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Part ...
  4. W201CD
    90 mins
    • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)
    This session showcases innovative approaches to help mitigate the environmental and social costs of hydropower planning and production both in the United States and in India. These case studies offer ...
  5. W206A
    90 mins
    • Operations & Maintenance
    Operating a hydro plant in the 21st century can be a challenge. Between the new equipment being installed and new operating protocols, it can be tough to keep up. This session will explore new technol ...
  6. W207A
    90 mins
    • Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
    This session will feature a discussion on how international pumped storage hydro projects are being developed while a utility-scale PSH project in the U.S. has not been constructed in over 30 years, d ...
  7. W206B
    90 mins
    • Equipment and Technology
    Many hydropower projects have been in successful operation for many years. When it comes time to complete equipment upgrades, the original parts may no longer be available. This session will give vary ...
  8. W205AB
    90 mins
    • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
    This panel discussion highlights the perspectives of large electricity consumers and hydropower producers. Featured topics include the benefits of securing green energy sources for large electricity c ...
10:30 AM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
11:00 AM
  1. W207A
    90 mins
    • Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
    Attend this session to hear a discussion of the benefits of incorporating battery energy storage systems with existing hydroelectric projects. Technical Presentation: The Black Start Field Demonstrati ...
  2. W205CD
    90 mins
    • Civil Works and Dam Safety
    This session, with a roundtable format, will deal with a rising issue in many countries. Implementing more modern standards for dam safety means launching upgrade projects for risk mitigation or remed ...
  3. W206A
    90 mins
    • Operations & Maintenance
    Anyone who works in a hydro plant knows this to be true: maintenance pays big dividends in terms of availability, efficiency and safety. This wide-ranging session will explore novel and innovative way ...
  4. W205AB
    90 mins
    • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
    Fire suppression is a critical system that impacts various critical assets within a powerhouse. New fire suppression options and alternatives will be discussed, specific to key assets such as a genera ...
  5. W206B
    90 mins
    • Equipment and Technology
    The environment for sourcing equipment has changed considerably since the COVID-19 pandemic.  This will be a panel discussion of lessons learned and suggestions to improve project success from three v ...
  6. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    Consider long-term renewal before replacing penstocks at your hydroelectric plant. This presentation will deliver expert insight on penstock degradation modes and failure mechanisms and how to identif ...

    Sponsored By:

    Structural Technologies

  7. W207D
    90 mins
    • New Development (including Small Hydro)
    The Inflation Reduction passed in the U.S. in 2022 contains multiple provisions to help spur new development of hydropower in the U.S., including small hydro at existing non-powered dams, pumped stora ...
  8. W207BC
    90 mins
    • Policies and Regulations
    The Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to ...
  9. W201CD
    90 mins
    • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)
    This session features standards, tools and approaches for addressing the environmental aspects of reservoir management. Panelists discuss continuous improvements and advancements to protect the enviro ...
11:30 AM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    Acoustic telemetry has become a more powerful and useful tool for monitoring the behavior and survival of tagged aquatic animals due to recent advancements. These advancements include smaller, more po ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    While designing and manufacturing new hydro generators, it is important to focus on sustainability. Končar’s generator production program varies from new large hydro generators through compact generat ...

    Sponsored by: 

    Koncar

1:30 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    This is your opportunity to meet with owners of the three hydroelectric projects inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame for 2023. In the first half of the session, learn from a short presentation on the ...
2:30 PM
  1. W206A
    90 mins
    • Operations & Maintenance
    Wildfire has been a ‘hot topic’ in the Western US since 2020, when the normally ‘wet’ side of the Cascade mountains suffered wildfires that endangered – and on one occasion engulfed – hydro plants and ...
  2. W207D
    90 mins
    • New Development (including Small Hydro)
    The waterpower industry in Canada has contributed to North America’s expansion of hydroelectric power development, as well as rehabilitation of existing stations. This session will present case histor ...
  3. W205AB
    90 mins
    • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
    There is an ever increasing need for extreme flexibility within the power grid both regionally and nationally within a country or countries.  Hydropower generation is and should be a major contributor ...
  4. W205CD
    90 mins
    • Civil Works and Dam Safety
     This session will feature presentations by dam owners and consultants on the modernization of essential project works, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A to cover modernization upgrades, retrofit ...
  5. W206B
    90 mins
    • Equipment and Technology
    Turbines and generators aren’t the only components that need attention! This session covers upgrades and refurbishments of the critical ancillary equipment that allows hydro powerhouses to stay up and ...
  6. W207A
    90 mins
    • Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
    This session features technical presentations on the development of pumped storage projects around the world, beginning from identifying a large number of potential hydropower projects across an entir ...
  7. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    Refurbishment of hydro motors/generators includes replacement of stator windings and laminations and re-insulation of field pole windings. Typically hydro refurbishment occurs about every 35 years (st ...

    Sponsored By:

    Donako

  8. W201CD
    90 mins
    • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)
    Gain insights from experience with thinking “small hydro” and “upgrading existing facilities” to advance hydropower development. Experts explore the environmental challenges and opportunities and miti ...
  9. W207BC
    90 mins
    • Policies and Regulations
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the U.S. is involved in many different initiatives to support the hydroelectric power industry. During this discussion, FERC experts will discuss reform of ...
3:00 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    Nepal's mountainous terrain and abundant rivers provide immense potential for hydropower generation, offering a renewable and sustainable energy source for the country's growing energy demands. Recogn ...
3:30 PM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    The Cybersecurity Value-at-Risk Framework (CVF) introduces a novel approach that identifies cybersecurity risks directly impacting hydropower operations and generates risk valuation guidance to inform ...
4:30 PM
  1. North American Power Industry Overview from Industrial Info Resources
    Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    This session will provide attendees with an overview of market trends and drivers behind project activity in North America, with a focus on hydropower, as the power industry continues to transition to ...
10:30 AM
  1. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
11:00 AM
  1. W206B
    90 mins
    • Equipment and Technology
    This session will offer case studies of three unique project upgrades completed for hydroelectric facilities. Technical Presentation: Wainiha: The Quest for Hydraulic Efficiency, Brett Bauer, Canyon H ...
  2. W207D
    90 mins
    • New Development (including Small Hydro)
    Financing is often the biggest hurdle to be overcome in building new hydroelectric power generation. What are the avenues that can be explored to move past this challenge and get projects under way? E ...
  3. Booth #832, Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub: Innovations and Case Studies
    A few hybrid monitoring solutions have evolved that fit into the digital transformation currently taking place and challenge traditional monitoring systems. The enterprise historian-based monitoring s ...

    Sponsored by: 

    BK

  4. W205CD
    90 mins
    • Civil Works and Dam Safety
    Presentations will cover collecting and processing data for structural surveillance and monitoring, as well as the development and validation of models for analysis. This session will discuss real-wor ...
  5. W207A
    90 mins
    • Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
    Join us for an exciting session on the most recent advancements in pumped storage hydropower technology. Speakers will share how new innovations in facility design, construction processes and electrom ...
  6. W205AB
    90 mins
    • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
    As renewable energy generation grows, hydropower and pumped hydropower storage will continue to play a robust and growing role to support the evolving grid. To continue success, the industry needs to ...
  7. W206A
    90 mins
    • Operations & Maintenance
    From optimizing outage schedules for an entire river system to the latest thinking in fleet-wide maintenance planning, this session offers the tools you need to make the best use of your increasingly- ...
  8. W201CD
    90 mins
    • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)
    This session takes on the realities and the methods and tools for studying and making trade offs in the real world of hydropower. Experts share experience and approaches with reservoir management trad ...
2:15 PM
  1. W201CD
    90 mins
    • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)
    This panel addresses the external challenges, solutions and opportunities to hydropower in its role as a part of a sustainable energy future and enabler of low carbon transition in light of climate ch ...
  2. W206A
    90 mins
    • Operations & Maintenance
    If plant modernization is on the horizon for your legacy hydro plant, consider it an opportunity to improve – or even automate – the devices and systems you used to monitor and record manually.  The d ...
  3. W205AB
    90 mins
    • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
    Attendees will gain insight into a couple different industry trends that can be a benefit to their operations. Our panel will present case studies and discuss the benefits and challenges of retrofitti ...
  4. W207D
    90 mins
    • New Development (including Small Hydro)
    In this session, experts from several different countries discuss new hydro projects being studied, under construction and recently completed. These presentations provide case studies of the challenge ...

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