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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Monday, October 18, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
    Hydropower Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Tour of Georgia Power's Wallace Dam
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET
    Tours of Georgia Power's Morgan Falls (6 options)
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Exhibitor Move-In
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Building the U.S. Marine Energy Roadmap Strategy Summit
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 101 Workshop
  • 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET
    Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Networking Off-Site Dinner
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ET
    Welcome Warm-Up Coffee Social
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
    Clean Currents Kick Off Plenary: Innovation and Technology Advances
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    CC: Central Open
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Roundtable Dialogue: Mechanical Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    Roundtable Dialogue: The New Normal: Post-Pandemic Realities
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    3 - Classroom Presentations: It's All about the Money: Investors and Venture Capitalists Share What They Look for When Investing in Energy Infrastructure
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    4 - Classroom Presentations: Cybersecurity: New Technologies and Programs
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
    5 - Panel Discussion: The Budget ‘Balancing Act’: Sharing Experiences about Funding Dam Safety and O&M
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM ET
    Waterpower Intelligence Theater: L & S Electric, Inc.
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET
    Asset Owners Share Plans for Hydro Investment***
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    6 - Roundtable Dialogue: Hydro Hot Topics: Sharing among Asset Operators exclusively for hydro project owners/operators
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    7 - Roundtable Dialogue: Risk-Informed Decision Making (RIDM)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    8 - Classroom Presentations: Innovations and New Technology for Improving Environmental Performance
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    9 - Classroom Presentations: Regulatory Reform Results: New Megawatts and Dollars Saved -- A Progress Report
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    10 - Corporate Buyers of Renewable Energy Share Perspectives
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
    Waterpower Intelligence Theater: Gomez & Sullivan
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET
    Asset Owners Share Plans for Hydro Investment
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    11 - Roundtable Dialogue: Maintenance Practices: Make the Culture Shift from Preventative or Condition-Based Maintenance to Predictive-Based Maintenance
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    12 - Roundtable Dialogue: Improving Contracting and Quality Control Practices: Removing the Ambiguity
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    13 - Classroom Presentations: How Technology Is Being Used 'In the Field': Case Studies
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    14 - Classroom Presentations: What Are the ‘Big Ah-Has’ We Are Learning from Studies and How Are These Lessons Being Applied?
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    15 - Panel Discussion: Co-Location: Opportunities for Waterpower to Provide 'Off the Grid' Electric Power
  • 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET
    Homecoming Party at College Football Hall of Fame
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM ET
    Registration Open
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM ET
    Women in Hydro Mentorship Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET
    Plenary Session
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    CEO Council Meeting
  • 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM ET
    CC: Central Open
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    16 - Roundtable Dialogue: Ensuring Worker Safety: Sharing Ideas and Lessons Learned
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    17 - Roundtable Dialogue: Electrical Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    18 - Classroom Presentations: Dam Safety: Learning from Failures and Incidents
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    19 - Classroom Presentations: Enhancing Flexibility of Hydro Assets: Putting Technology to Work
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
    20 - Panel Discussion: EVs, Hydrogen, Floating Solar, Bitcoin, Blockchain: What Do They All Have in Common with Waterpower?
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET
    Asset Owners Share Plans for Hydro Investment
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    21 - Roundtable Dialogue: Civil Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    22 - Roundtable Dialogue: Practical Tips and Tricks for Getting More out of an Existing Plant without Capital Outlay for an Upgrade
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    23 - Classroom Presentations: Pumped Storage: Articulating Value, Applying Global Lessons Learned
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    24 - Classroom Presentations: Data in the Transformation to Digital: Case Studies of How to Best Use Data
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
    25 - Panel Discussion: Seeking Consultation and Input from Tribes
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
    Waterpower Intelligence Theater: NuSTREEM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET
    Think Tank Team Pitches
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    26 - Roundtable Dialogue: Hydro Hot Topics: Sharing among Asset Operators exclusively for hydro project owners/operators
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    27 - Roundtable Dialogue: Community-Driven Solutions: Why It Matters in Technology Development, Operations, Recreation, and Shoreline Management
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    28 - Classroom Presentations: Project Spotlights: 4 Waterpower Projects Making Significant Contributions
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    29 - Classroom Presentations: Battery Storage and Hydro: Pairing? Competing? Something in Between?
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
    30 - Panel Discussion: The 3 “Rs”: Rehabilitate, Retrofit, Remove: Perspectives from Engineering, Construction, Environmental Protection, and Public Involvement
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
    PowerParty in CC: Central
  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
    Day 3 Plenary: Investing in Waterpower
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    01 - DEI (Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion)
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    02 - Communication Techniques
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    03 - Study Implementation Best Practices
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    04 - Learn from the ‘Old Dogs’
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    05 - Waterpower Innovation Council Forum
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    06 - Hydro Ambassador Training
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    07 - Flexibility of Hydro Operations: A New Job Description for Hydro?
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    08 - Ensuring Public Safety around Dams
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    09 - Understanding Resource Agencies' Responsibilities
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
    10 - Quantifying the Magnitude and Timing of Changes in Water-Powered Systems due to Climate Change