HYDROVISION Connect

The power of CONNECT is now at your fingertips

We’ve hosted 100s of in-person summits, brought together countless executives, facilitated 10,000s of news partnerships, and transformed the Energy landscape. Now, we’re doing it all online. Learn from the leaders driving energy innovation in an ever-changing climate.

Hear directly from industry leaders such as

Yiying Xiong
Associate Director, Great Lakes Biology Research Center
Ellen Faulker
Senior Project Manager, Ayres Associates Inc.
Emilia Nobile
EMEA P&S CoE leader – Service Engineering, GE Renewable Energy – Hydro
Kelly Schaeffer
Principal Consultant, Kleinschmidt Associates
Bree Mendlin
Program Director, Hydropower Foundation
Victoria Healey
Board Member, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition
Scott Hopkins
NERC Compliance Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mark Kayser
Superintendent, Minnesota Power
Alex Trudel
Project Engineer, AECOM
F. John Etzel
Deputy Director, Hydroelectric Design Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Brent Ward
Manager, Business Development, IoT, Voith Digital Ventures
Tomas Jutbo
Global Sales Manager, Voith

The HYDROVISION CONNECT Virtual Summit Schedule

Watch it when it’s released, or later on demand. Your experience is up to you.

December 6

9:00 AM CT – Women with Hydro Vision

Our Women with Hydro Vision program is designed to recognize women who have made and/or are continuing to make significant contributions by sharing their unique talents and “vision” to improve and advance the hydroelectric power industry. This program will…

Speakers: Yiying Xiong, Associate Director, Great Lakes Biology Research Center
Ellen Faulker, Senior Project Manager, Ayres Associates Inc. 
Emilia Nobile, EMEA P&S CoE leader – Service Engineering, GE Renewable Energy – Hydro
Kelly Schaeffer, Principal Consultant, Kleinschmidt Associates
Bree Mendlin- Program Director, Hydropower Found
Victoria Healey, Board Member, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition

2:00 PM CT – Operations & Maintenance: Major Overhauls

This group will share experiences during major plant overhauls and highlight lessons learned during planning and execution. Unique challenges, discoveries, repairs and innovations observed through to the completion of each project will be discussed.

Speakers: Scott Hopkins, NERC Compliance Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mark Kayser, Superintendent, Minnesota Power
Alex Trudel, Project Engineer, AECOM

December 7

10:00 AM CT – GWNET program- Gender in Hydro Power: High Time for Awareness- and Capacity-Raising!

Hydropower is the largest renewable energy of all renewables. Its size, capacity and performance within this range is second to none. With its highly engineered solutions, the sector can contribute greatly to facilitate a successful, rapid and just transition…

Moderator: Debbie Gray, Climate Policy Manager, International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Speakers: Nathyeli Acuna, Gender Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Kelly Schaeffer, Co-Chair of Women with Hydropower Mentoring Program and Principal Consultant, Kleinschmidt Associates
Eva Kremere, International Consultant, UNIDO and Coordinator of development of the World Small Hydropower Development Report
Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, Co-founder, Board Member, Treasurer, GWNET – The Global Womens’ Network for the Energy Transition

1:00 PM CT – Market Trends & Asset Strategies: Adapting Hydropower for Changing Conditions

Hydropower is the largest renewable energy of all renewables. Its size, capacity and performance within this range is second to none. With its highly engineered solutions, the The growing penetration of variable renewables into the global electric power market…

Speakers: F. John Etzel, Deputy Director, Hydroelectric Design Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mark Parrish, Senior Mathematician, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Brent Ward, Manager, Business Development, IoT, Voith Digital Ventures
Tomas Jutbo, Global Sales Manager, Voith