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The turbine, coupled with a generator, is the heart of a hydro electric generating facility. This equipment can vary significantly in size and design, and proper maintenance and reliable operation is essential for making hydropower a strong source of baseload power.

 

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Waterpower Hydro Basics - Turbine Basics

Monday, July 15, 2024 | 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM | Room 301

This session will deliver a hydro turbine overview (including a brief, basic discussion on which types of turbines are optimal for certain flows and heads and on advanced designs for environmental improvements). It also will cover:

  • Performance Curves 
  • Cavitation 
  • What’s New 
  • Discussion and Q&A

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Visit Emrgy's Installation and Denver Water's Ralston Reservoir

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Offsite

Take your learning to the next level and head offsite at HYDROVISION. The tour will showcase Emrgy's Distributed Hydropower installation and Canal Floating Solar installation in operation, generating clean renewable energy for the grid.

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