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2A: Regulatory Evolution after a Dam Fails -- A Roadmap

July 13, 2022
Room 107
Civil Works and Dam Safety
This session provides a discussion of the challenges of dam safety regulation in Brazil and the U.S. In Brazil, recent mine tailing dam failures have precipitated significant changes to national regulations. A paper by ANEEL, the Brazilian electric energy regulatory agency, presents experiences in introducing and then managing a new regulatory structure. A panel discussion will follow that debates this in the context of pending regulatory changes in the U.S. after the Oroville Dam incident.
Chairperson
Jason Clere, Chief Dam Safety Engineer - Brookfield Renewable Energy
Speakers
Colin Clark, Chief Technical Officer - Brookfield Renewable
Doug Boyer, Chief, Risk-Informed Decision Making Branch - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Allison Lunde, Senior Structural Engineer - Hatch

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