Seattle City and Light, Diablo Dam | Dam Safety 2019

HydroVision International

July 23 - 25, 2019

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
United States

Join us at HydroVision 2019 — the largest worldwide gathering of hydro professionals — in Portland, Oregon. Learn about market trends, the latest technology and best practices directly from the experts. 

We’re the “Hydro Powering the Future” sponsor this year and have hydropower experts speaking at the sessions below. Stop by our booth #5078 and pick up your portable Power Pack to stay powered for the future! Limited quantities available. 

We also invite you to stop by the booth on Tuesday, July 23 from 3:30-5 p.m. to chat with our experts. During that time, we’ll feature a short video demonstrating our unmanned aerial vehicle dam safety inspection services.

Our 2019 HydroVision Presentations

Hot Topics and Trends in U.S. Licensing

Wednesday, July 24 | 8:30-10 a.m.
Track: Policies and Regulations | Session: 1F
Presenter: Jenna Borovansky, Environmental/Regulatory Manager, HDR

Several issues and hot topics pose opportunities and risks affecting the U.S. hydropower community. When does it make sense to surrender, decommission or relicense a project? When multiple projects are coming up for relicensing, does it make sense to coordinate licensing work across a river basin? What are current trends in managing accumulated sediment in hydropower reservoirs? How may recent legal events create uncertainties around licensing or permitting decisions and their sustainability? This session will provide a round-up of hot topics and their potential implications for future policy and regulation.

One Size Fits Five

Thursday, July 25 | 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Track: Poster Gallery | Session Number: PG-TH15 
Presenters: William (Brad) Stiller, P.E., Structural Team Leader, HDR and David Cranford, P.E., PMP, Project Manager, Duke Energy

Duke Energy owns and operates five hydroelectric power plants utilizing a trunnion and dual leaf butterfly headgate for isolation of the turbines. All five plants were constructed in the early 1900's using a similar intake and headgate configuration. Duke Energy tasked our team of experts with the development of a common design for upstream-mounted stop logs. The system would also need to be sized so all five plants would utilize the same stop logs and incorporate a guide-frame to facilitate multiple stop log deployments. HDR and Duke Energy investigated multiple alternatives before selecting the Trash Rack Stop Log (TRSL) system currently being installed. This system has been installed at two of the five plants with a significant reduction in the amount of leakage at the intake/stop log interface compared to previous dewatering efforts.

Track Chairs

Steve Poteet, P.E., Senior Project Manager, HDR 

  • Session 1B to 5B | Equipment and Technology: The technical papers presented in this track will focus on all things equipment, such as controls, bearings, generators, turbines, instrumentation and more. In addition, speakers cover innovative ideas and new technology.
  • Session 1I to 3I | Water Management and Movement: From basin-wide planning to flood protection to water resource management, these technical paper authors cover a wide range of topics related to managing and moving water at dams and hydropower plants.