Hydro+ Series Episode 1: Hydro Discovery Day: Focus on Generators - Course Overview
Hydro+ Series Episode 2: Waterpower Hydro Basics - Course Overview
Hydro+ Series Episode 3: Operations and Maintenance Major Overhauls - Panel
Hydro+ Series Episode 4: New Development: Your Guide to Small Hydro Development - Panel Discussion
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.
Hydro+ Series Episode 5: Water and Environment: Midwest Environmental Issues - Panel Discussion
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
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
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.
Securing the Industrial Control Systems Network in the Modern Digital Substation
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.
Smarter Decisions: Future-Proofing Your Technology Modernization
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.
14 Reasons Utilities Should Consider Private Broadband Deployment
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.
Workshop: Boom Design for Safety, Debris and Security
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
EPC Best Practices during Covid-19 and Beyond
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
Civil Infrastructure Repair & Renewal Strategies
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.
Create Digital As-Builts with High-Accuracy GPS Using Electric Utility Construction Crews
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Grid Modernization: A Simplified Path to Distribution Optimization
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
Utility Cloud Journey: Security & Business Case Foundation
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
Harness the Power of Private LTE Networks for Utilities
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.