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Covering the industry’s hottest topics and latest developments at HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram

To ensure the information we deliver at HYDROVISION International is the latest and greatest, we rely on contributions from folks who are immersed in waterpower and dams every day. Ten experts from across the industry work closely with Clarion Energy to bring the hottest topics and latest ideas to Minneapolis, Minn., U.S., this November.

This is your chance to learn more about these leaders and the important information being presented in eight summit tracks, and the poster galleries, at HYDROVISION. Below is a video featuring a few of our 2020 track chairs, discussing the vital content you won’t want to miss. And each of the track chairs’ background and expertise is provided, so you can see the depth and breadth of their experience.

Civil Works and Dam Safety: C. Richard Donnelly, global principal consultant – dams and waterpower with Hatch. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the design and construction of dams and underground structures and the performance of independent engineer’s assessments for wind and water power facilities.

Energy Storage: T.J. Heibel, water power program manager with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has 15 years of experience, working for PNNL, BCS and The Nature Conservancy.

Equipment and Technology: Steve Poteet, senior project manager with HDR. He has 40 years of experience in power plant engineering, managing projects and providing technical support.

Market Trends and Asset Strategies: John Etzel, deputy director, Hydroelectric Design Center with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has more than 30 years of experience with the Corps, as a structural engineer, project supervisor and project manager.

New Development: Norman A. Bishop, senior executive project engineer with Knight Piesold and Co. He has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of hydroelectric work and is recognized internationally as a top hydropower expert.

Operations and Maintenance: Tom Brittain, senior mechanical engineer with Black & Veatch. He has more than 35 years of experience and worked as a hydro mechanical engineer with Grant County Public Utility District before joining Black & Veatch.

Poster Galleries: Jason Collett, director of north and east regions, power generation, with Mesa Associates. He nearly 20 years of experience with the company, which is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction management firm.

Policies and Regulations: Steve Layman and Kevin Young. Layman is principal consultant with Kleinschmidt and has more than 40 years of experience and has led environmental studies for relicensing of more than 25 dams totaling 1,600 MW of renewable hydropower. Young is president of Young Energy Services and has more than 30 years of experience in the siting, permitting and licensing of energy-related projects throughout the U.S. and Canada and the review of energy projects around the world.

Water and Environment: Michael E. Murphy, vice president, hydropower with TRC Solutions. He has more than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience in the energy and environmental-related industries, including hydropower, tidal and wave generation.

HYDROVISION International takes place November 17-19. Click here for more information.