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Session 1: Hydro Overview

July 10, 2023

Attendees will build a solid foundation of hydro basics and facts:

  • What Nature Gives Us
  • How Hydroelectric Power Is Captured
  • Multiple Beneficial Uses:
    • Energy
    • Water Supply
    • Irrigation
    • Recreation
    • Navigation
    • Flood Control
  • Environmental Considerations
  • New Technologies (Including Ocean and In-Stream)

You'll also receive an introduction to the hydro industry, including:

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


Blake Rothfuss, Chief Engineer - Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
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