Get free training on controls, pumped-storage turbine design with February HYDRO+

Our ongoing free monthly virtual training program HYDRO+ continues Feb. 23 with technical presentations on advancements in controls and instrumentation and pumped-storage turbine design.

Hydro Review and HYDROVISION International are hosting this HYDRO+ webcast.

The complimentary HYDRO+ monthly series of virtual events brings together the hydro community through live content, match-making, networking and an engaging virtual experience for those looking for perspective and discussion on current and future issues affecting the hydroelectric power and dams markets.

The technical session scheduled for February is:

Equipment and Technology: Advancements in Controls and Pumped-Storage Turbine Design, Feb. 23, 2021, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. CST

This session will feature two technical presentations to give attendees updates on some of the latest technology advancements in hydropower, for both controlling and designing vital generating equipment.

In the first presentation, the author discusses how controls, instrumentation and SCADA have advanced over the past 20 years. Are the reduced maintenance, available diagnostics, easy access to information to accelerate troubleshooting, reduced manpower needs, increased reliability and safety, and automated systems to deliver optimum power generation and steady run-of-river levels reasons enough to upgrade your controls? Learn the why, when, what and who behind such a decision.

In the second presentation, the author discusses reversible pump-turbines, which he calls “the only means to store primary energy in an efficient way.” He presents the results of a cooperative research project into the fluid mechanical phenomena leading to the occurrence of instabilities in pump-turbines in pump mode. The results enhance understanding of the physical background leading to this instability and improve numerical predictability of the instability in pump mode during the design phase, advancing the technology behind pumped-storage hydropower.


  • Lisa Myles, Assistant General Manager, Power Control Solutions, L&S Electric, U.S. (moderator)
  • Kevin Mitchell, Controls and Power Engineer, UIS Corp., U.S.
  • Helmut Jaberg, Professor, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Click here to register for the February HYDRO+ session. Once registered (or if you registered previously), view the Event Agenda. To add this session to your personal schedule and receive reminders before it begins, select the calendar icon and click “Add To My Schedule.”

In addition, all of the dozens of previously recorded HYDRO+ training sessions are available on demand, to be watched any time. So if this session doesn’t fit your training needs, it’s certain there are plenty of others that do. Click here to select your training topic.

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