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Waterpower Hydro Basics - Hydro Overview

Monday, July 15, 2024 | 8:40 AM - 9:05 AM | Room 301

Dive into the dynamic world of hydroelectric power in "What Nature Gives Us: How Hydroelectric Power Is Captured." Delve into the myriad benefits it offers, from energy generation to water supply, irrigation, recreation, navigation, and flood control.

Explore the crucial environmental considerations and receive an introduction to the hydro industry, Including:

  • Hydro Development and Potential 
  • Overview of Industry Players 
  • Current Issues 
  • Discussion and Q&A 

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Visit Boulder Canyon Hydro Plant, NREL's Flatirons Campus, and USBR Technical Service Center

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Offsite

Join us in taking a trip to the Boulder Canyon hydro plant, owned by the city of Boulder, which is more than 100 years old and underwent a modernization in 2013-2014 that involved installing a new water-to-wire package.

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8:40 AM
    • Waterpower Hydro Basics
    403
    Pre-registration for this event is required. This event includes an additional fee unless you have an All Access pass. Visit your registration resource center or reach out to info@hydroevent.com to re ...
1:00 PM
    • Workshop
    Offsite
    Pre-registration for this event is required. This event includes an additional fee unless you have an All Access pass. Visit your registration resource center or reach out to info@hydroevent.com to re ...
4:05 PM
    • Waterpower Hydro Basics
    403
    Pre-registration for this event is required. This event includes an additional fee unless you have an All Access pass. Visit your registration resource center or reach out to info@hydroevent.com to re ...
8:00 AM
    • Technical Tour
    Offsite
    Pre-registration for this event is required. This event includes an additional fee unless you have an All Access pass. Visit your registration resource center or reach out to info@hydroevent.com to re ...
8:30 AM
    • Waterpower Hydro Basics
    403
    Pre-registration for this event is required. This event includes an additional fee unless you have an All Access pass. Visit your registration resource center or reach out to info@hydroevent.com to re ...
11:15 AM
    • KNOWLEDGE HUB Equipment and Technology
    Exhibit Floor Booth 128
    Many dams have been destroyed or at risk of destruction when spillway gates did not open when they should have. Overspill spillways are the most reliable, but labyrinth spillways should be considered ...
11:30 AM
    • Environmental Issues and Water Management
    301
    Detailed, accurate rainfall-runoff analyses based on one- to two-week lead-time forecasts of precipitation are critical for quantifying the response of rivers and streams, threats to the public, and p ...
10:45 AM
    • Operations and Maintenance
    304
    This is a panel discussion on the future of asset management. This panel brings together leading practitioners and industry experts to explore current trends and thinking around the future of investin ...
1:00 PM
    • Environmental Issues and Water Management
    301
    The recent failure of a dam in Libya, killing more than 10,000 people, highlights the need to rethink dam safety and potential life. A large dam will have a long life -- unless it fails. Few, if any, ...
1:45 PM
    • Industry Trends and Analysis
    302
    The rise of renewable energy sources forces hydropower plants to change often, wearing out important parts faster. To keep these plants safe and dependable, we need models that track and predict essen ...
3:15 PM
    • KNOWLEDGE HUB Equipment and Technology
    Exhibit Floor Booth 128
    The final step will be presented in a multi-step research project to develop a simple method to optimize waterway dimensions for all possible discharge and duration. First, the author developed the me ...

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