TITLE: Australia's Prime Minister: Fossil Fuel Remains Part of Country's Generation Mix

Content: Newscast
Date: 09-21-2020

Clarion Content Directors give the latest headlines for electric utilities, power generation, renewable energy and more.

Hydro+ Series


Hydro+ Series Episode 1: Hydro Discovery Day: Focus on Generators - Course Overview

Content: Webinar
Date: July 14, 2020
Overview: The new 8-hour Hydro Discovery Day training program offered at HYDROVISION International takes a “deep dive” into generators.

This abbreviated course helps early and mid-career engineers learn to build their expertise as a generator engineer.

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Hydro+ Series Episode 2: Waterpower Hydro Basics - Course Overview


Content: Webinar
Date: July 14, 2020
Overview: The Waterpower Hydro Basics course by the Hydro Training Institute offers everything you need to know to get started in hydro.

This overview session will give attendees a solid foundation of basics and facts.


Hydro+ Series Episode 3: Operations and Maintenance Major Overhauls - Panel

Content: Webinar
Date: July 15, 2020
Overview: 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.

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Hydro+ Series Episode 4: New Development: Your Guide to Small Hydro Development - Panel Discussion

Content: Webinar
Date: July 15, 2020
Overview: 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.

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Hydro+ Series Episode 5: Water and Environment: Midwest Environmental Issues - Panel Discussion

Content: Webinar
Date: July 16, 2020
Overview: 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.


Hydro+ Series Episode 6: Civil Works and Dam Safety: Government Regulation Post-Incident

Content: Webinar
Date: July 16, 2020
Overview: 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.



Hydro+ Series Episode 7: Equipment and Technology: Updating Aging Systems

Content: Webinar
Date: September 9, 2020
Overview: 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.



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Latest Content


Securing the Industrial Control Systems Network in the Modern Digital Substation

Content: Webinar
Date: September 14, 2020
Overview: Most would agree the need for cybersecurity is real and growing. Trends like IIoT, Big Data and Digitalization continue to open the electric utility industry to more possibilities, more efficiency, but also more risk.

In this webinar, we will explain how cybersecurity is about more than technology and why securing the Industrial Control System of your substation is so important. 

Securing the Industrial Control Systems Network


Smarter Decisions: Future-Proofing Your Technology Modernization

Content: Webinar
Date: September 11, 2020
Overview: For many utilities, technology and infrastructure solutions are at, or are reaching, end of life status. And while you are facing siloed business solutions and challenging communication processes,  modernization and adaption is also expected.

This webinar explains that it is possible for all of these processes to operate in a single platform.


Smarter Decisions: Proofing Your Tech

The Future of Pumped Storage, the Ultimate Integrator

Content: Webinar
Date: August 6, 2020
Overview: Representatives of companies that own, support or are developing pumped storage plants globally will provide their perspectives on this important topic – and its future.







The Future of Pumped Storage


14 Reasons Utilities Should Consider Private Broadband Deployment

Content: Webinar
Date: July 30, 2020
Overview: This webinar will discuss a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which aims to modernize the 900 MHz spectrum band so utilities can deploy private, secure LTE networks across their infrastructure to enhance grid cybersecurity and modernize the aging power grid.



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Workshop: Boom Design for Safety, Debris and Security


Content: Webinar
Date: July 21, 2020
Overview: In this presentation, David Bonin will discuss past boom failures and lessons learned to advance industry understanding of boom design; Jim Miller will discuss how to learn from and prevent reoccurrence of events by information sharing and Andy Peters will provide a site specific example of boom design.





How is Voith Reading the Path Intelligent Asset Management with OnCare.Asset

Content: Webinar
Date: July 9, 2020
Overview: Digital hydropower experts will discuss current challenges and development in the asset management of hydropower plants, to increase system availability while substantially reducing maintenance and operating costs.




EPC Best Practices during Covid-19 and Beyond


Content: Webinar
Date: June 26, 2020
Overview: EPC Best Practices: Those energy project leaders involved with Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) practices are dealing with a myriad of issues brought on by the coronavirus: Schedule delays, workplace distancing issues, supply chain impacts and new ways of writing contracts.


Unlocking New Revenue & Stabilizing Electric Grids with Energy Storage


Content: Webinar
Date: June 9, 2020
Overview: Watch ABB’s industry experts John Glassmire and Stanislav Cherevatskiy have an online discussion on BESS. The webinar focused on high-value services such as virtual synchronous generator, black start and virtual inertia, among others.



Civil Infrastructure Repair & Renewal Strategies


Content: Webinar
Date: June 3, 2020
Overview: STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES and Ballard Marine Construction are teaming to provide a virtual workshop on inspection, repair and maintenance of civil infrastructure assets. Attendees will learn valuable information on best practices for condition assessment and repair of both aboveground and underwater structures.

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Create Digital As-Builts with High-Accuracy GPS Using Electric Utility Construction Crews

Content: Webinar
Date: June 2, 2020
Overview: This webinar presented how VPI quickly configured and deployed LocusView’s digital as-building solution to its construction crews who were collecting data within 4 hours of in-field training. VPI now regularly collects digital as-built data with a mobile application and high-accuracy GPS providing improved construction efficiency, real-time construction oversight and optimized project costs.


Workshop: Designing Booms and Structures in Forebays of Dams

Content: Webinar
Date: May 19, 2020
Overview: This workshop helps dam owners and operators understand key components of the design and engineering of booms and structures that will lead to: Reduced operation and maintenance costs, Increased efficiency, extended service life, reduced procurement, installation and construction costs, Better understanding of the engineering, design, location and anchoring factors involved.


Managing Your Workforce During a Pandemic


Content: Webinar
Date: May 13, 2020
Overview: In this webcast, electric utility leaders spoke about the challenges of ensuring the health of their essential workers while also keeping their operations running smoothly, during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed what has worked, as well as what adjustments were necessary.




Digital Twins: Why Every Utility Should Take Note


Content: Webinar
Date: April 22, 2020
Overview: Grid modernization and technological advancement are not mutually exclusive efforts. To become a data-driven grid operator, utilities must advance digitally and that is a continuous process. The need to reduce and even eliminate discipline and data silos is reaching a critical mass.





Continuing the Conversation: Hydropower and COVID-19

Content: Webinar
Date: April 16, 2020
Overview: Due to the overwhelming response to an earlier webcast on this topic that featured speakers from Hydro Tasmania, Seattle City Light and the Tennessee Valley Authority and many questions from attendees, we continued the discussion with additional hydro project owners and operators worldwide.


How Utilities Globally Are Keeping Plants and Personnel Safe

Content: Webinar
Date: April 2, 2020
Overview: COVID-19 has brought significant uncertainty to our world. Hydroelectric power and other electric-generating facilities are considered critical infrastructure, even more so with the vital need to keep electricity flowing to hospitals, other business and homes.

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Describing Trends in the Energy Industry


Content: Interview
Date: February 2020
Content: Josh Wong, president and CEO of Opus One Solutions and Clarion Energy vice president of global content Teresa Hansen.


Grid Modernization: A Simplified Path to Distribution Optimization

Content: Webinar
Date: January 29, 2020
Overview: Reducing costs and support for Volt/VAR and non-wires alternatives (NWA) programs drive utilities towards visibility of network conditions and optimal operations. Distribution Optimization - This webinar displayed how easy it can be to get accurate, comprehensive circuit profiles for planning activities with the right tools and technology.



Recovering From Major Disasters and Unplanned Outages

Content: Webinar
Date: January 28, 2020
Overview: Learn how advanced mobile workforce management technologies can improve outage restoration times by 10% or higher, and the benefits of adding an event management solution for use in minor/single outages and major events by watching this session.





Utility Cloud Journey: Security & Business Case Foundation

Content: Webinar
Date: January 28, 2020
Overview: Many Utilities are reconsidering historic approaches to IT and OT systems management to confront business challenges. “Digitalization, decentralization, decarbonization and democratization (4D) mega forces continue to drive challenges and opportunities in the global utility sector.” This webcast unpacks utility's mission to provide secure, reliable, affordable service to consumers regardless of forced change.


The Role of Microgrids in Our Rapidly Changing Energy Landscape

Content: Webinar
Date: January 28, 2020
Overview: This webinar explored the role microgrids and decentralized energy solutions can play in tackling these global challenges and how they can support businesses, utilities and governments to more effectively manage their energy needs.






Harness the Power of Private LTE Networks for Utilities

Content: Webinar
Date: January 22, 2020
Overview: This webinar discussed: Current and future trends for private LTE networks; why utilities need to advance their communication technologies; the roadmap for deploying and operating a private network and recommendations for working with the right solution partners.