Duke Energy has signed on to be the host utility for HydroVision International 2018, which will be located in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., this June.

Duke Energy’s fleet of power plants has about 50,200 megawatts of generating capacity from a variety of fuel sources, including hydroelectric, solar, coal, natural gas and nuclear, serving about 7.4 million customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Duke Energy operates 33 hydroelectric plants in the Carolinas and one in the Midwest.

“We are pleased to present Duke Energy as our Host Utility for HydroVision International 2018,” said Elizabeth Ingram, conference committee chair for the event. “This event will bring together thought leaders and experts across the hydropower industry for in-depth discussions about the topics surrounding the challenges and opportunities hydropower faces globally. Duke Energy, with its strong commitment to hydropower, is a great partner for this event.”

“We are excited to be the host utility in Charlotte for HydroVision International 2018,” said Regis Repko, senior vice president and chief fossil/hydro officer for Duke Energy. “For more than 100 years, Duke Energy has been harnessing rivers to generate clean renewable energy. Our hydropower plants are key to Duke Energy’s long-term mission to provide sustainable energy solutions that our customers value.”

HydroVision International is the world’s largest hydro industry event, and in 2018 more than 3,000 attendees and more than 320 exhibiting companies are anticipated from more than 50 countries. The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources, and helps participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro.

HydroVision International’s conference program features 60 sessions over two full days. These include panel presentation sessions, technical paper presentations, and poster galleries.

The opening keynote session that kicks off the event takes place on Tuesday, June 26, and will feature Regis Repko, senior vice president and chief fossil/hydro officer for Duke Energy, as well as Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president, research and development with the Electric Power Research Institute (CEO).

HydroVision International is presented by Hydro Review magazine and takes place June 26 to 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The event is owned and produced by PennWell Corporation based in Tulsa, Okla.

PennWell Corporation is a global media and events company founded in 1910. The company provides innovative content and effective marketing solutions for a variety of industries. PennWell produces 150 print and online magazines and newsletters, 25 conferences and exhibitions around the world, and an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research products, digital media and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, the company has major offices in Houston, Texas; Nashua, New Hampshire; Fairlawn, New Jersey; La Jolla, Calif.; and London, UK. For additional information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com.

For additional information about HydroVision International, visit www.hydroevent.com.