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Technical Papers of the Year winners announced at HydroVision International 2019

Authors of eight technical papers were presented with Technical Papers of the Year awards at HydroVision International 2019 this week in Portland, Ore., U.S.

These awards are given to the strongest technical papers presented over the two days of the conference. The winners were chosen by the HydroVision International 2019 technical papers committee. Committee members reviewed all technical papers presentations received in five categories.

Awards were announced for the first and second place winners in each of these categories and the winners were presented with certificates at the event.

The winners are:

Environmental and Social

First Place, Biological-Hydraulic Performance Characteristics Curves of Kaplan Turbines by Pedro Romero-Gomez, Monika Lang, and Simon Wissenberger, Andritz Hydro

Second Place, Box Canyon Dam Upstream Fish Passage Project by Vincent Autier, McMillen Jacobs Associates

Equipment and Technology

First Place, Success of Overcoming High Load Instability of Mica New Generating Units by Danny Burggraeve, Jacob Iosfin, Sabrina Lin and Ben Wang, BC Hydro; and Mario Hamel and Sylvain Marier, Andritz Hydro

Second Place, Waterhammer Simulations for KOPS II Pumped Storage HPP and Comparison with Measurements by Helmut Jaberg, Graz University of Technology

Project Management and Operations

First Place, Development of a Hydropower Operations Simulator for Operator Training by Christopher Goodell, Kleinschmidt Associates; Nathan Katz, Portland General Electric; and Balaji Kannan, GSE Systems

Second Place, Thermal Expansion Impact on Vibro-Dynamic Properties of Bulb Hydrogenerators by Ozren Oreskovic and Ozren Husnjak, Veski Ltd.; Miljenko Brezovec, HEP Proizvodnja, PP HE Sjever; and Nicolas Dehlinger and John Letal, Iris Power

Water Management and Movement

First Place, Machine Learning for Environmental Optimization: A Neural Network Approach to Predict Hydropower Reservoir Dissolved Oxygen Profiles by Rebecca Brink and Adam Witt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Curtis Jawdy, Tennessee Valley Authority

Second Place, Swan Lake Reservoir Expansion Project by Randy Presleigh, McMillen Jacobs Associates

No papers were received by the judging deadline in the Market Trends and Strategies category.

The papers are posted on the Internet (password protected). Anyone attending HydroVision International as a conference delegate receives the password for online access to all papers and presentations.