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Meet one-on-one with the partners best suited to tackle your unprecedented challenges.
Over 30 Speakers
Learn from the leaders driving energy innovation in an ever-changing climate.
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Using the same data-driven matching logic as our in-person events, we take the legwork out of finding new partners. Meet directly with companies vetted specifically for you to confidently tackle your challenges, within your budget and time frame. There is a minimum of 6 meetings, and no maximum.
The challenge of digital is no exotic location, no 5-star dining, and no face time. But we do have a quite brilliant system to reward you with SWAG. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and we’ll thank you generously. Climbing the ranks is hard; you’re well-deserving of an exceptional experience, no matter the limitations.
Watch it when it’s released, or later on demand. Your experience is up to you.
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.
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.
Our Women with Hydro Vision program is designed to recognize women who have made and/or are continuing to make significant contributions by sharing their unique talents and “vision” to improve and advance the hydroelectric power industry.
This program will recognize several influential women in the global hydropower industry, chosen by the Women with Hydro Vision committee.
Join us to celebrate with these amazing individuals. Learn their stories, successes, failures and lessons learned. You’ll also meet the winner of the Julie Keil Memorial Scholarship and hear about hydropower mentorship opportunities.
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.
The growing penetration of variable renewables into the global electric power market affects the hydroelectric power industry in a variety of ways, leading to an entirely new operating regime for the equipment and plants, as well as demand to provide services needed for grid support. Add this to significant variabilities in weather patterns and “fuel” availability, and hydro plant owners and operators face a brave new world. During this educational webcast, two technical papers will be presented, focused on the theme of adapting hydropower for changing conditions.
For the first presentation, the speaker will dissect the uncertainty between hydrology, energy values and unit outages in determining the biggest drivers on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ national modernization initiative. The Corps uses this initiative to prioritize improvements at its hydroelectric facilities on a capital level.
Secondly, the pace of change of society’s demands has accelerated with its mobility, and this has pushed hydropower to adapt and evolve in ways not imagined by equipment designers even 10 years ago. A massive mindshift has to take place to accept that equally nimble digital technologies can be leveraged to get out ahead of the curve. Today’s digital asset management capabilities coupled with condition monitoring and advanced data analytics can bring world-class predictive maintenance capabilities to even the most modest operations to assure the assets are optimized uniquely and individually to their changing environment.
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.
Updating Aging Systems
Description: With many hydroelectric plants worldwide being 50 or more years old, aging of equipment is an ongoing concern. And many hydro project owners have developed unique approaches to solve their problems. During this educational webcast, two technical papers will be presented, focused on the theme of updating aging systems.
One technical presentation will focus on work Canadian provincial utility BC Hydro performed to upgrade a Woodward analog electronic governor from the 1980s, which was becoming difficult to maintain in terms of spare parts and issues with electromagnetic noise, along with other concerns. BC Hydro developed a low-cost retrofit option to address inherent problems with the governor, as opposed to a full digital replacement. The new design was installed and commissioned in just four weeks, eliminated many of the problems experienced and allows the unit to respond quickly to frequency changes and remote commands.
Pumped storage hydropower makes up the vast majority of all installed grid-scale energy storage capacity worldwide. This technology is ideally positioned to support the integration of intermittent renewables (wind and solar) into the electric grid, which is growing exponentially worldwide.
So where is pumped storage hydro headed in the future? How will it be affected by the growth in installation of battery storage facilities? How are developers going to overcome obstacles – such as high capital costs and long development schedules – to keep this technology active and relevant?
Representatives of companies that own, support or are developing pumped storage plants globally will provide their perspectives on this important topic – and its future.
Given recent developments in the evolving regulatory landscape, a cross-section of hydropower stakeholders are facing uncertainty with how to move forward in implementing and complying with various licensing and other hydropower regulatory approvals. This panel explores the challenges, opportunities and next steps related to recent developments with the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act, among others.
HYDROVISION Connect is invitation-only for energy executives. Exclusivity lets us cater to your specific challenges and keep you in the company of the leaders driving progress in your field.
We only work with the best in class. All solution providers are thoroughly vetted, and matched to you based on your specific challenges and current projects.
Highly targeted, senior level decision makers, influencers and technical experts from power producers, dams or engineering-procurement-construction companies across North America who are actively sourcing products and services for open or upcoming projects.
HYDROVISION CONNECT Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.
Your virtual pass includes:
– All sessions and their recordings
– 6 or 8 one-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
$300 or $500 in swag upon meeting completion
Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select at least 6 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have a listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a swag package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and all logistics are handled for you!
We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all energy functions.
Yes! But only for your one-on-one meetings. The summit sessions, however, will all be available to you on demand to watch at your leisure, anytime, any place.
There’s a lot of reasons to attend! For starters, HYDROVISION CONNECT Virtual Summit is the only online event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. HYDROVISION CONNECT is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.