Market Trends: Digitalization Case Studies for Hydropower



Series: Market Trends
Date : June 17, 2021

Digitalization of hydropower assets is an important frontier for this industry, and one that many utilities already are embracing, particularly in Europe. During this session, three experts will cover various aspects of the digitalization journey, including:

  • How retrofitting projects with digital components can improve annual generation by 11% and reduce costs
  • The “human factor” role in the development and deployment of digital solutions to support plant operations and maintenance
  • Digitalization initiatives at Enel, an Italian utility with 1,500 hydro units in 12 countries


Etienne Parkinson, Operation and Maintenance Product Manager, Andritz Hydro
Emanuele Quaranta, Scientist, European Commission
Alessandro Benanti, Head of Hydro Maintenance and Plant Risk, Enel

Moderated by:

Bill Collins, Project Development Manager, Sacramen to Municipal Utility District



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