Hydropower 101

Hydropower 101

August 9, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“Great intro course. Very knowledgeable and easy to listen to/follow in a remote format. Genuinely interested in answering all attendees’ questions.” – Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

“I learned about introductory topics and emerging issues, and I will be able to use this knowledge daily as an energy lawyer.” – Senior Staff Counsel, California Department of Water Resources

 

This course will present a basic overview of hydropower operations, including how hydropower works, project types and definitions, and benefits and challenges associated with hydropower. Attendees will learn about hydropower development in North America and throughout the world and will discuss the costs associated with hydropower. The program will also review engineering considerations, including flood control, irrigation, navigation, fish passage, entrainment mortality, in-stream flows, water quality, ramping rate, recreation, and dam safety. Finally, we will discuss hydropower’s role in developed and developing countries as part of the global energy transition to fight climate change.

This course is ideal for those new to hydropower looking to accelerate the learning curve of this power technology. The intent is for participants to be able to apply the information learned the first day they return to their jobs.  Hands-on activities will be included throughout the day.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define water power and discuss how hydropower works
  • Examine project types and definitions
  • Identify the costs associated with hydropower
  • Describe hydropower development in North America and throughout the world
  • Examine the regulatory considerations and discuss hydropower relicensing
  • Analyze the benefits and challenges of hydropower
  • Review engineering considerations associated with hydropower, including flood control, irrigation, navigation, fish passage and entrainment mortality, in-stream flows, water quality, ramping rate, recreation, and dam safety
  • Explain the value of hydropower in a changing electricity market and energy transition
  • Discuss the differences between Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Pumped Storage projects as an electric storage solution

 

Agenda

Monday, August 9, 2021 Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Overview

  • Water Power – A Simple Definition
  • Anatomy of a Hydropower Project
  • Hydropower Project Types & Definitions

How it All Works

  • Turbines
  • Generators
  • Electric Transmission

Hydropower Costs

  • Power Calculations, Costs and Limitations
  • Cost of Hydro vs. Other Electric Power Sources

Hydropower Development

  • North America
  • Global

Regulatory

  • FERC: A Brief Introduction
  • The Battle Between Federal Government and Conservationists
  • Who Regulates Hydro and Who Builds the Projects

The Effects of Hydropower

  • Benefits
  • Concerns

Hydropower Engineering

  • Flood Control
  • Irrigation
  • Navigation
  • Fish Passage
  • Entrainment Mortality
  • In-Stream Flows
  • Water Quality
  • Ramping Rate
  • Recreation
  • Dam Safety

Making Hydropower Sustainable Through Relicensing

  • Environmental Mitigation of Hydropower

Value of Hydro in a Changing Electricity Market

Closed-Loop and Open-Loop Pumped Storage Projects

Hydropower’s Role in the Global Energy Transition

Q&A

Instructor

Tom Russo, Principal, Russo on Energy

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental expert with unique FERC regulatory skills in siting hydropower, natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure, NEPA environmental impact assessment and in how energy markets, prices and physical/cybersecurity affect infrastructure investments.

Prior to founding Russo on Energy LLC in May 2015, Mr. Russo worked for over 30 years as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During that time, he amassed experience in hydropower licensing, NEPA environmental impact assessment of energy projects, business process reengineering, and natural gas and crude oil market oversight. Mr. Russo thoroughly understands the Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act, Federal Power Act and Energy Policy Act as they apply to natural gas and hydroelectric projects.

He is very active in hydropower and natural gas matters and writes an Energy and Environmental column for the Natural Gas and Electricity Journal. He also co-authored for the R Street Institute entitled “Ebbing the flow of hydropower red tape.”

Mr. Russo is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He earned a credential as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2010. He also graduated with a MBA in Finance from the George Washington University and a MS in Biology from the University of Alabama.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Hydropower 101US $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 2,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 4,865.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 8,340.00
Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts
* all other discounts do not apply to license packs

This event has the following related events:

FERC Hydropower ComplianceUS $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 2,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 4,865.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 8,340.00
FERC Hydropower LicensingUS $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 2,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 4,865.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 8,340.00
Introduction to FERC HydropowerUS $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 2,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 4,865.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 8,340.00

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Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before July 09, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Interactive group activities, case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.

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