ON DEMAND VIDEOS

 

The HYDRO+ free monthly series offers a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of power industry professionals in addition to each of the energy markets we serve including – virtual experiences, timely content and education sessions, peer-to-peer networking, vendor product and service demonstrations and matchmaking assistance between decision-makers and sellers. Check out the schedule below:

After you join the community and make your account, view the ‘Event Agenda’ to learn more about these sessions and add them to your personal schedule. In order to access the session during the live event, you must add the sessions to your agenda by selecting the calendar icon. If you do this, you’ll receive reminders about the sessions before they begin with a link to view the session live. 

To view past sessions on demand, you need to view the ‘Event Agenda’ and scroll up in the scheudule. Once in the session you wish to watch, you type in your email address where prompted and the video will start to play. You have to make an account to view the on demand sessions.

August 2021 Series: Civil Works and Dam Safety

Civil Works and Dam Safety: Using Drones and UAVs for Dam Inspection

civil works and dam safety: using drones and uavs for dam inspection

Key Takeaways:

  • How UAVs can be used as an alternative option for conducting inspections at hydroelectric facilities.
  • Understand why project owners use this technology and the results they’ve seen.

July 2021 Series: Equipment and Technology

June 2021 Series: Market Trends

May 2021 Series: New Development

Equipment and Technology: Bearing Spotlight

july up next

Key Takeaways:

  • Tap the knowledge of our expert speakers to help solve any issues around bearings at hydro plants.
  • Suggestions for how workers in hydroelectric plants can execute their jobs more effectively and educating the industry on this important topic.

Market Trends: Digitalization Case Studies for Hydropower

market trends: digitalization case studies for hydropower

Key Takeaways:

  • 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

New Development: Insights and Perspectives from Developers

new development insights and perspectives from developers

Key Takeaways:

  • The long timeline for project development
  • Financing Issues
  • Construction challenges
  • Environmental and social considerations
  • Various other aspects of project development

April 2021 Series: Around the World with Hydro

Water and Environment: Can Climate Change Impact PMP Estimates at Hydro Dams

Water and Environment: Can Climate Change Impact PMP Estimates at Hydro Dams

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore the likelihood of changes to probable maximum precipitation (PMP) estimates due to a warming climate.

  • How changes to the PMP could have significant ramifications on the satisfactory performance of dam spillways at hydropower projects during a PMP event.

Around the World: Brazil Update
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Around the World: Brazil Update
Key Takeaways:

  • Hear testimonials from representatives and specialists with extensive experience in the development, construction and operation of hydroelectric plants in Brazil.

  • The benefits of hydroelectric plants for developing countries.

  • The current scenario of hydropower and its importance in the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Operations and Maintenance: Oil Containment and Mitigation

* Operations and Maintenance: Oil Containment and Mitigation

Key Takeaways:

  • Methods to contain oil and best work practices.

  • Equipment conversion to reduce oil volumes.

  • Experience with environmentally acceptable lubricants.

Around the World: China Update

[1:22 PM] Ryan Lee      https://pi.pardot.com/email/read/id/723189472

Key Takeaways:

  • Experts discuss the status of hydropower in China and future expansion plans.

  • The role of hydro in China’s overall generation mix.

  • Tapping into China’s significant remaining hydropower potential.

Top Planning Tips for Laser Tracker Use During an Overhaul
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Top Planning Tips for Laser Tracker Use During an Overhaul
Key Takeaways:

  • Make the most of your laser tracker when overhauling a vertical hydroelectric turbine by effectively planning for its time on site.
  • With proper planning, laser trackers accurately provide an excellent all-in-one solution for reassembly alignment.
  • Laser trackers can also verify the roundness and concentricity of the generator rotor and can be used to set up/align any in-place machining equipment.

Policies and Regulations: U.S. Hydropower Relicensing Trends and Updates

Policies and Regulations: U.S. Hydropower Relicensing Trends and Updates

Key Takeaways:

  • Industry experts discuss relicensing trends and the impacts of recent regulatory updates and decisions.

  • Observations as to how COVID-19 has influenced various aspects of the relicensing process.

  • Relicensing in the post-Electric Consumer Protection Act era.

Debris Control and Handling at Water Intakes and Diversions

Debris Control and Handling at Water Intakes and Diversions

Key Takeaways:

  • See trash rake and trash rack installations that control and handle debris at your water intake.

Around the World: India Update
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* Around the World India Update
Key Takeaways:

  • Learn from experts in the country how hydropower contributes to the overall generation mix.

  • The future plans for the country’s extensive hydropower resource.

Hydro Bearings: Dealing with Cold Starts and Hot Operation

Hydro Bearings: Dealing with Cold Starts and Hot Operation

Key Takeaways:

  • This presentation covers two aspects of abnormal conditions that can occur after startup.

  • Recommendations on the use of temperature monitoring to detect operating temperatures which indicate potential, or evolving, damage.

Challenges and Technical Roles of the Hydropower & Pumped Industry with Future Renewable Penetration in the U.S.

Challenges and Technical Roles of the Hydropower & Pumped Industry with Future Renewable Penetration in the U.S.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the technical and developmental challenges facing the hydropower industry as it aims to support future clean power carbon-free emission.

Optimizing Dam Operations, Maintenance and Repair with Geospatial AI
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Optimizing Dam Operations, Maintenance and Repair with Geospatial AI

Key Takeaways:

  • Direct engineering resources to the right place, at the right time.

  • Streamline your dam safety operations and optimize investment.

Renewable Energy is NOT GREEN. It’s Blue!

Renewable Energy is NOT GREEN. It’s Blue!

Key Takeaways:

  • The blending of proven technologies to produce electricity on any body of water 24/7 without a dam, sun, wind, tides, or waves.

  • Sited on land or sea, Posiedon is scalable from 1 KWh to 100 MWh to address peak demands.

Waterpower Hydro Basics: Day-to-Day Operations

waterpower hydro basics day to day operations

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain an insider’s view of the critical on-the-ground perspective, including the role of the project operator and operational challenges.
  • Hear a project operator’s insights on compliance requirements and spill requirements.

February 2021 Series: Equipment and Technology

March 2021 Series: O&M

Equipment and Technology: Advancements in Controls and Pumped-Storage Turbine Design

Key Takeaways:

  • The latest technology advancements in hydropower, for both controlling and designing vital generating equipment
  • How controls, instrumentation and SCADA have advanced over the past 20 years
  • The results of a cooperative research project into the fluid mechanical phenomena leading to the occurrence of instabilities in pump-turbines in pump mode

Operations & Maintenance: Condition-Based Maintenance: Fixin’ To Break … NOT!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Information on the implementation and use of condition-based maintenance monitoring systems and analysis tools for hydroelectric facilities
  • Methods of data analysis and reduction also will be discussed

January 2021 Series: New Development & Civil Works and Dam Safety

New Development: Increasing Value during Refurbishment

Key Takeaways:

  • Representatives from several Canadian hydropower producers who are planning for significant refurbishments in the years ahead will share their experiences, best practices and lessons learned
  • More frequent extreme weather events are influencing investment decisions.

Silt Monitoring for Equipment Life and Environmental Compliance
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Key Takeaways:

  • Silt loading and profile information, whether from the Rittmeyer flowmeter or other sensors, can be integrated into operating plans to manage wear and tear compared to the prevailing energy rates (run/don’t run decision), manage environmental impacts and compliance, and even provide a tool to manage turbine warrantees in tough installations.

Civil Works & Dam Safety: Real Life Simulation of Emergency Action Plans

Key Takeaways:

  • What happened when the emergency action plan was activated at Oroville Dam?
  • How accurate are the assumptions we make in the emergency action plans on decisions, implementation and effectiveness?
  • How would this work for our time-sensitive EAPs?

December 2020 Series: Hiring for Hydro

Market Trends: Attracting, Hiring and Retaining New Talent for Hydropower

Key Takeaways:

  • What is involved in attracting, hiring and retaining the next generation of the hydro workforce?
  • Valuable insights for anyone hiring, looking to enter the industry or even considering a job change

Market Trends: State of the Hydroelectric Power Industry Globally.


Key Takeaways:

  • Where hydropower stands today
  • Trends that may continue
  • New trends that are developing
  • What the future is likely to hold for this exciting industry.

November 2020 Series: HYDROVISION Exchange

Keynote with John Hairston

Key Takeaways:

  • John Hairston, interim administrator and chief executive officer of the Bonneville Power Administration, which markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects, one nonfederal nuclear project and several small nonfederal power plants in the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Stop Mussels from Muscling Their Way In

Key Takeaways:

  • Detailed discussion with the retired environmental compliance manager at Reclamation who oversaw this work and a technical sales representative from the company that manufactured the UV technology used
  • Learn more about how to protect turbines and heat exchangers from mussel fouling

Energy Storage: Novel Approaches for Integrated Storage Systems

Key Takeaways:

  • The integration of three technologies into a single facility that can simultaneously provide clean energy generation, energy storage and fresh water
  • How hybrid energy storage systems composed of Li-ion batteries and ultracapacitors can enable integrated hydropower and hybrid energy storage systems to provide fast frequency and voltage regulation

Water/Energy Challenges – Current and Future Roles for Water Resources and Hydropower

Key Takeaways:

  • Studying relevant processes involving the atmospheric, terrestrial, oceanic and human system components and their interactions and feedbacks across local, regional and global scales
  • Improving the predictability of the water-energy cycle and reducing associated uncertainties
  • Meeting future water-energy and environmental demands

Knowledge Hub: Circuit Breaker Monitoring 101.


Key Takeaways:

  • Identifying and associating changes in control circuit waveform capture with specific mechanism malfunctions
  • Common major and minor mis-operations
  • Effects of breaker malfunction on adjacent equipment

Hydro Bearing Maintenance Solutions

Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies and techniques you can employ to incrementally improve your thrust bearing without having to replace the entire bearing
  • Problems that may arise after an overhaul or upgrade that has placed additional loads on a bearing

Women with Hydro Vision

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • The winner of the 2020 Julie Keil scholarship for women
  • Learn about the Women in Hydropower mentorship program

Innovative Flood Control Applications to Mitigate Future Flooding.


Key Takeaways:

  • Obermeyer has adapted its water control gate technology to address the increasing need for flood protection
  • Learn how technology can now be used to replace in-channel fixed weirs

Market Trends: Novel Cybersecurity Capabilities to Meet Hydropower’s Evolving Challenges

Key Takeaways:

  • The evolution of the industry
  • New resources that can be brought to bear on these challenges

Utility Executive Roundtable

Key Takeaways:

  • Perspectives from executives at power producing companies
  • Current market conditions
  • Pandemic planning and recovery
  • The path forward for the global hydroelectric power industry

Speed Up Excitation Commissioning with Auto Tuning
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Key Takeaways:

  • PID tuning capabilities of a digital excitation system and a proven feature called automatic tuning
  • Software tools that will ease the burden of testing

Policies and Regulations: Recent Regulatory Developments: Navigating Uncertainty in an Evolving Landscape

Key Takeaways:

  • The challenges, opportunities and next steps related to recent developments with the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act

Knowledge Hub: Silt Monitoring for Equipment Life and Environmental Compliance Optimization

Key Takeaways:

  • The Rittmeyer solution with examples given on how to monitor silt across the entire penstock, providing more information than a simple turbidity sensor, all with no additional hardware costs.

Bearing Repairs: Contain Your Costs by Understanding Your Specs
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Key Takeaways:

  • Dye penetrant examination

Operations and Maintenance: Water Passage/Conveyance Systems: Moving It Along

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of having a complete understanding of condition evaluation as it relates to the operation and maintenance of water passages and conveyances

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