2021 Waterpower Hydro Basics Course Logistics and Agenda

Course Overview

Here’s everything you need to know to get started in hydro…and a perfect refresher course for veterans! This intensive, highly practical training is designed to help persons new to hydro be more productive more quickly and to help persons with limited hydro experience expand their knowledge.

 

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Course Agenda

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8:00 AM
  1. Welcome Coffee and Registration
    15 mins
8:15 AM
  1. 25 mins
    Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Principal Engineer/ Manager, Renewal & Replacement Program, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Welcome Description of How Co ...
8:40 AM
  1. 20 mins
    Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Principal Engineer/ Manager, Renewal & Replacement Program, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Attendees will build a solid ...
9:05 AM
  1. 60 mins
    Hydraulic Design of a Project, including: Dams (include brief description of different types, e.g., rockfill, earthen, hydraulic fill, RCC) Spillways and Outlet Works o Gates and Heavy Steel Structure ...
10:05 AM
  1. Break
    15 mins
10:20 AM
  1. 60 mins
    Instructor: Andrew Ware, Manager- Systems Engineering, American Hydro Corporation Hydro Turbine Overview (Including brief, basic discussion on which types of turbines are optimal for certain flows and ...
11:25 AM
  1. 60 mins
    Instructor: David Thompson, Sr. Project Manager, Hydropower, HDR Generators (Fixed Speed, Variable Speed and Emerging Technology) Governors Controls Excitation Balance of Plant Breakers Transformers D ...
12:25 PM
  1. Lunch On Your Own
    75 mins
1:40 PM
  1. 60 mins
    Learn the nuts and bolts of hydropower production as compared to other types of generation, including steam (nuclear and fossil), combustion turbine, and wind. Explore how to: Optimize the use of gene ...
2:45 PM
  1. 60 mins
    Gain an insider's view of the critical on-the-ground perspective: Role of the Project Operator Challenges, Including Compliance Requirements and Spill Requirements Discussion Q&A REGISTER TODAY
3:45 PM
  1. Coffee Break
    20 mins
4:05 PM
  1. 45 mins
    Session Leader: Heidi Wahto, Principal, Licensing & Compliance Lead, Stantec Instructor: Stephen Amaral, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Alden Research Laboratory Multiple Uses of Rivers Trade-offs Enviro ...
8:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    Session Leader: Heidi Wahto, Regulatory & Natural Resources Practice Lead, McMillen Jacobs Associates Instructor: Mike Hreben, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Kleinschmidt Associates Characteristics of fr ...
8:50 AM
  1. 60 mins
    Session Leader: Mark Killgore, Director, Raise the Bar, American Society of Civil Engineers National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission U.S. Federal Projects How ...
9:50 AM
  1. Break
    15 mins
10:05 AM
  1. 60 mins
    Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Principal Engineer/ Manager, Renewal & Replacement Program, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Instructor: Robert Bauer, Pub ...
11:10 AM
  1. 50 mins
    Session Leader: Blake Rothfuss, Principal Engineer/ Manager, Renewal & Replacement Program, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Receive your course completio ...
12:00 PM
  1. Lunch On Your Own
    120 mins
2:00 PM
  1. Ballroom 100ABC
    90 mins
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