Find out what hydro industry leaders are saying at HydroVision 2010

More than 400 speakers, hydropower professionals and experts from across the world will gather in Charlotte, N.C., USA, in late July to share their ideas, expertise and concerns on the management, operation and development of a burgeoning industry – hydropower.

High-ranking regulators, major developers and the biggest hydropower producers are set to speak at the world’s largest gathering of hydropower professionals, HydroVision International 2010, July 27-30 at the Charlotte Convention Center. A wide range of topics and issues, from project planning to innovations in pumped storage, will be discussed by leading experts.

James E. Rogers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, will deliver the featured keynote address.

Other speakers include:

o Richard Taylor, executive director of the International Hydropower Association. Taylor will moderate a panel discussion on international policy issues affecting hydropower development. 
o Dan Mahoney, director of Dam Safety and Inspection at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mahoney will participate in a panel discussion about effective dam safety programs. 
o Phil Meier, assistant vice president of Hydroelectric Development at American Municipal Power. Meier will present a technical paper, “Powering the Ohio River,” during a session on project development. 
o William Toman, senior program manager for CH2M Hill. Toman will join a discussion on emerging marine energy technologies and will speak about PG&E’s WaveConnect Program. 
o Jean Boulet, of Electricite de France. Boulet will be one of several experts discussing dam safety criteria and risk-based approaches to dam safety evaluation. 
o Pravin Karki, senior energy specialist at The World Bank. Karki will participate in a panel discussion about sedimentation and its impact on available storage in reservoirs.

HydroVision will highlight perspectives on the role of hydropower, explore issues affecting hydro resources and help participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydropower. The four-day event will bring together hydro professionals from around the world with environmental, technical, social and regulatory perspectives.

To begin the week’s hydropower activities, take advantage of organizational meetings, briefings and other events offered in addition to the conference agenda.

Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide and PennEnergy are flagship media sponsors of HydroVision International, which is owned and produced by PennWell.

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