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Dam Safety and Licensing

Jul 18, 2024
Industry Trends and Analysis

The U.S. hydro industry is using dam safety risk analysis and dam safety risk-informed decision-making, prompted by new regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Dam safety risk, as an explicit and different lens for characterizing dam asset reliability, can provide different outcomes and necessary actions than legacy methods.

The session will include the latest updates to the FERC Part 12 process. An international perspective will be provided by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency – ANEEL, which is responsible for approving hydropower inventory studies, assessing the projects, and granting permits for a hydropower plant construction and operation.

Session Moderated by: Mark Killgore

Ludimila Lima da Silva, Electric Energy Regulation Specialist - Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency - ANEEL
Derek Morley, Senior Principal - Geosyntec Consultants
Darren Brinker, Chief Dam Safety Engineer - Denver Water
Frank Blackett, Regional Engineer - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mark Killgore, Lead Dam Safety Engineer - Virginia Division of Dam Safety

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