Hydroelectric facilities continue to be critical infrastructure, as all who work in and around them are aware. On April 2 we had a webcast, Hydropower and COVID-19: How Utilities Globally are Keeping Plants and Personnel Safe.
Our intent was to help the industry hear, from others on the front lines, how utilities worldwide are dealing with this unprecedented situation and facing the unique challenge of keeping personnel safe while keeping the lights on for hospitals, first responders, businesses and homes. The speakers represented Hydro Tasmania in Australia and Seattle City Light and the Tennessee Valley Authority in the U.S.
Due to the overwhelming response to this webcast – with more than 670 people registered for the live webcast and many others viewing it online after the broadcast – we knew the hydropower industry needed more opportunities for these types of discussions.
So now we are continuing the conversation with three more webcasts: April 16, April 23 and April 30. Additional hydro project owners and operators from throughout the world will continue to answer the industry’s questions and share how they are operating their plants and dams safely and efficiently and keeping their personnel safe.
Speakers for the April 16 webcast will represent Enel Green Power in Italy and the New York Power Authority in the U.S.
This webcast series is being sponsored by Hydro Component Systems, Lignum Vitae North America, Nustreem and Voith Hydro.