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Our world has changed more than we could have imagined over the past few months, and one result is that now the need for a community connection in the hydroelectric power industry is greater than ever before.
HYDROVISION International was originally scheduled to take place July 14-16, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. To honor these original dates, we’re hosting an online information exchange for the global hydropower industry. The HYDRO+ Series will bring together the hydro community for perspective and discussion on issues affecting hydro resources, meeting challenges and ensuring a future sustainability of hydro.
Over three days, attendees can take advantage of up to six learning opportunities targeted to their interests. Below is a complete schedule of the topics to be presented.
Hydro Discovery Day: Focus on Generators
The new eight-hour Hydro Discovery Day training program planned for HYDROVISION International takes a “deep dive” into generators. Upon completion, participants walk away with a basic understanding of the various aspects of the design and maintenance of hydro generator and pumped storage motor/generator units, including electrical and mechanical issues.
Today’s abbreviated course—taught by an experienced generator engineer with a strong background in hydro—will help early and mid-career engineers learn how to build their expertise as a generator engineer.
Waterpower Hydro Basics
The Waterpower Hydro Basics course, organized by the Hydro Training Institute and also a staple at HYDROVISION International, offers everything you need to know to get started in hydro … and a perfect refresher course for veterans! This intensive, highly practical training is designed to help persons new to hydro be more productive more quickly and to help persons with limited hydro experience expand their knowledge.
This + Series session will provide an overview of hydropower, allowing attendees to build a solid foundation of hydro basics and facts around such topics as: What Nature Gives Us, How Hydroelectric Power Is Captured, Multiple Beneficial Uses (energy, water supply, irrigation, recreation, navigation and flood Control), Environmental Considerations, New Technologies (Including Ocean and In-Stream).
Operations & Maintenance: Major and 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.
New Development: Your Guide to Small Hydro Development
Small hydro development is integral to continued decarbonization and is expanding to different technologies and applications. Our panelists will explore partnering with indigenous groups, emerging technologies, financing options and various governmental support structures that are helping to spur small hydro development.
Water and Environment: Midwest Environmental Issues
With a large number of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensings coming up in the Midwest of the U.S. in the next few years, owners will be busy working through any number of environmental issues. Many of these issues are common, while some are unique to the Midwest. Our panelists will share their Midwest experiences with resolving environmental issues during relicensing and may even offer solutions to yours during an extended Q&A brainstorming session.
Civil Works and Dam Safety: Government Regulation Post-Incident
How do government agencies react and respond to regulating dam safety after major incidents? What best practices are being put forward? In this moderated discussion of several technical papers, experts from around the world will share their thoughts and experiences.
Sponsored By: Hydro Component Systems, LLC
As a pioneer in debris capture solutions for water intake environments, Hydro Component Systems (HCS) not only manufactures trash racks and rakers, we also use them at our own hydroelectric projects. Projects include various water intake environments including power generation, wastewater treatment plants, steel mills, municipal water intakes, storm water pump stations, petro chemical plants and custom applications. We’ve deliver project solutions for over 30 years!
Please visit us at: www.hydrocomponentsystems.com
Sponsored By: Basler Electric
For over 77 years, customers have relied on Basler, a family-owned company based in Highland, Illinois, to deliver innovative and technologically advanced solutions.
The full line of DECS Excitation Control Systems for controlling synchronous generator and motor applications up to 10,000 Adc has been installed worldwide in thousands of locations. Basler provides protection solutions that fit the needs of generator, motor, transformer, and bus applications that range from simple to very complex.
Visit www.basler.com to learn more about our product portfolio related to these and other product applications.
Sponsored By: Ideal Electric
Founded in 1903, IDEAL ELECTRIC, formerly Hyundai Ideal Electric Co., is a globally established American manufacturer of specialty induction, synchronous, wound rotor, and permanent magnet electric motors, generators, condensers, switchgear, power systems and controls up to 50 MVA. IDEAL machines are built to the highest specifications, to all standards and conditions, and proven in every application.
IDEAL ELECTRIC is the only 100% American owned manufacturer of fixed and variable-speed hydroelectric generators with hundreds of references across North, Central, and South America and the Austral Asian territories. Our facilities feature more than 500,000 square feet of production uniquely suited for building and testing all types of small-to-medium hydro generators for new and refurbishment projects. When it comes to protecting your investment, always insist on Genuine IDEAL Parts & Service.
Please visit us at https://theidealelectric.com
Sponsored By: National Electric Coil
NEC’s generator expertise, quality, versatility, reliability. NEC specializes in winding design solutions that address performance & reliability issues, including machine uprates, redesigns, conversions and alterations, field services for all sizes of generator units of any OEM, including “Legacy” units, discontinued brands. NEC QA systems are ISO 9001-certified.
Please visit us at: www.national-electric-coil.com
Sponsored By: Integrated Power Services
IPS specializes in single-source solutions for hydroelectric generators, including repair, field and engineering services. Our coast-to-coast coverage means we provide response times and cost advantages that other service providers can’t match.
Please visit us at www.ips.us/hydrocoil
Sponsored By: Pioneer Motor Bearing
Founded in 1920, Pioneer provides OEMs and end users bearing engineering, manufacturing and repair expertise to help design, build, maintain and upgrade large rotating equipment to operate more efficiently and reliably over an extended life. Our experience over 95 years includes very large vertical guide and thrust babbitt bearing assemblies operating in some of the largest hydroelectric plants in North America as well as custom turn-key spring bed thrust bearing upgrades. From emergency repairs to the most challenging retrofit design/build requirements, we can satisfy most fluid film bearing requirements of nuclear, fossil fuel and hydroelectric plants.
Visit us at: www.pioneer1.com
Call us 704-937-7000
Sponsored By: Koontz Electric
Koontz Electric is a diversified Industrial Electrical Contractor, providing our services nationwide. Our team supports the total spectrum of power, control, and instrumentation system needs.
We have design/build capabilities for substations/switchyards, and provide excitation system upgrades.
Please visit us at: www.koontzelectric.com
Sponsored By: Mead & Hunt
Mead & Hunt is a leader in consulting engineering for hydro power and dam design, safety and analysis. We know the regulatory requirements for responsible operation, and we assess risk to help clients protect the community, their projects and investment every step of the way.
Please visit us at: https://meadhunt.com
Sponsored By: TRC
TRC is an environmental and engineering company serving the needs of conventional hydropower, pumped storage & hydrokinetic project owners and developers.
We routinely provide licensing, compliance, environmental, cultural, recreation and socioeconomic services.
Please visit us at: www.trccompanies.com
Sponsored By: Winsted Corp.
Winsted is the worldwide leader in control room console solutions. We create attractive, ergonomic consoles that improve operator comfort and optimize efficiency.
We offer stock, customized and custom control room consoles suitable for any installation.
Please visit us at: www.winsted.com