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Coping with Natural Disasters

July 12, 2023
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 transmission lines.  Come to this session to learn how utilities have ‘powered through’ these natural disasters.

David Hendrix, Senior Principal Civil Engineering – Chief Dam Safety Engineer, Power Supply Engineering Services - Portland General Electric (PGE)
Erik Petersen, Operations Project Manager, Willamette Valley and Rogue River Basin Project - US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
S M Shafiul Alam, Research Engineer - Idaho National Laboratory
Steve Walsh, Board Member - Ukrhydroenergo
Panel Moderator
Beth Harris
Beth Harris, Plant Manager - South and West Regions - Patriot Hydro

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