Essentials of the DOE Hydropower Vision Report Webinar

November 3, 2016
Noon CDT

Join us for a webinar to learn how to make the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydropower Vision Report work for you.

Webinar Topic

Citing an opportunity to increase installed hydropower capacity nearly 50 GW by 2050, the U.S. DOE Hydropower Vision Report is the pathway to growth our industry has been waiting for. But at 400 pages, it's a lot to take in. Our Dave Culligan and Rick Miller helped create the report, and know it inside and out. Alongside NHA's Linda Church Ciocci, they'll direct you to the key points that will help leverage the report to your benefit, using proof points to make your case.

What you'll learn:

  1. What is the DOE Hydropower Vision Report, and why it's relevant and valuable to our industry
  2. Ten proof points you can use to support modernization and growth
  3. How to engage with the report's Roadmap actions to benefit your fleet
  4. NHA's plans to help industry unlock hydro and secure 50 by 2050

Who should attend:

  • Hydropower owners and operators
  • Developers
  • Hydropower professionals
  • Transmission owners and developers

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About the Presenters

Dave Culligan, P.E., Vice President and Managing Principal at HDR
Dave Culligan is an HDR vice president, and managing principal of HDR's Syracuse, New York office.  With 28 years in the industry, Dave has worked in all facets of the industry including FERC licensing, regulatory and legislative matters, river system, energy and economic modeling, environmental matters, powerhouse design and construction, upgrade and expansion projects, as well as leading nationwide hydro development initiatives. He's been involved in the FERC relicensing of over 55 hydro facilities nationwide, has facilitated or led significant negotiation efforts to achieve hydropower settlement agreements, and has managed substantial hydropower projects such as major FERC relicensings and powerhouse design efforts. 

Dave served on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Core Team for the Hydropower Vision initiative. As the collaborative link between the DOE, the National Hydropower Association and the hydropower industry, Dave spent more than two years working with key partners across the industry to help the DOE set forth a new vision for the future of hydropower.

Rick Miller, P.E., Senior Vice President, Renewable Energy Services at HDR
Rick Miller is a civil engineer with 40 years of extensive and diversified experience in water resources, hydroelectric engineering, and conventional and pumped storage power plant operations. As the senior vice president of HDR's Renewable Energy Services, Rick has a solid background in operations and maintenance, engineering and business. His diverse industry background led to his appointment as a member of the external peer review committee for the DOE Hydropower Vision Report, bringing unique perspectives as both an owner and a consultant.

Rick is involved in many industry activities, serving as president of the National Hydropower Association (NHA) from 2008 to 2009, and is chairing NHA's Markets Task Force focused on the value of hydropower's strategic flexibility. He has presented wind/pumped storage integration technical papers at hydropower association conferences and authored articles in Hydro Review and Power Engineering magazine. In 2016, Rick received the distinguished Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award from NHA for his dedication and service to the hydropower industry.

Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director at NHA
Linda Church Ciocci is the executive director of the National Hydropower Association (NHA). She represents the country's first and largest renewable energy resource before congress, key national policymakers and the media.

Linda is an expert on energy issues, and has served on numerous task forces and boards, advising other organizations, including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Energy and Environment Study Institute (EESI), and has served several terms on the U.S. Department of Commerce Federal Advisory Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

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