HydroVision International conference sessions to address key industry issues

HydroVision International 2018 is approaching and will once again bring together thousands of the top decision makers, power producers and industry experts from around the globe.

This year’s HydroVision International looks to build on the legacy of past events with 12 conference tracks, poster gallery, exhibit hall, networking opportunities and more, spread across a much-requested three-day schedule.

Responding to input from around the hydropower sector, the organizers of HydroVision International have worked to put together a conference program that reflects the concerns and issues facing the industry today. Highlighted here are several key topics and the sessions in which they will be discussed.

Grid Issues
Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, ever-increasing populations and political shifts are creating new challenges for hydropower owners and operators around the world. See how companies are both managing and protecting their assets in the following sessions:

1J: Meeting the Needs of Changing and Volatile Energy Markets
2D: Hydro — The Renewable Friend with Benefits
3I: From Cybersecurity to Grid Stability
6F: Hydropower’s Contribution to the Grid

Pumped Storage
Strong growth in intermittent renewables like wind and solar are driving interest in pumped storage hydro as a means to bolster resiliency. Learn how operators are integrating these economically viable batteries into their systems on a commercial scale in these sessions:

3J: Trends in Energy Storage
4F: Pumped Storage — How to Make it Work
5D: Bold, Beautiful and Power — Case Studies of Large Conventional and Pumped Storage Projects
6I: Pumped Storage — Integration and Reintegration

Small Hydro
Small hydroelectric plants often offer a way for utilities to expand their renewable fleets while also providing service to off-grid locations. However, small hydro development and operation can provide just as many challenges as its larger siblings. Learn how developers and owners are addressing these in these sessions:

1F: Small Hydro in the U.S. — Relicense, Surrender or Sell?
2J: Developing New Hydro — Small to Large
4D: Small Hydro Revolution — New Ideas with Big Results

Each of these sessions are spread across HydroVision International’s 12 conference tracks, which include Asset Resilience & Sustainability; Civil Works & Dam Safety; Equipment & Technology; Marine & Hydrokinetic Energy; Market Trends & Strategies; New Development; Operations & Maintenance; Policies & Regulations; Project Management & Operations; Water & Environment; Water Management & Movement; and Social/Environmental. The popular Poster Gallery also returns in 2018.

Information about all of these conference tracks, along with session information and panelist information, can be found at HydroEvent.com.

HydroVision International 2018 takes place June 26-28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

For full details about the conference, exhibition, networking and sponsorship opportunities, or registration, visit HydroEvent.com.

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