By - Jon Brown

Hydropower 101
October 2, 2018 | Portland, OR

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Overview

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Introduction to FERC Hydropower, October 3, 2018

FERC Hydropower Licensing, October 4, 2018

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. They will discuss the costs associated with hydropower. Our expert speaker will discuss engineering considerations, including: flood control, irrigation, navigation, fish passage, entrainment mortality, in-stream flows, water quality, ramping rate, recreation, and dam safety. Attendees will receive an overview of hydropower relicensing. They will discuss the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

The intent is that participants will 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
  • Examine project types and definitions
  • Discuss how hydropower works
  • Identify the costs associated with hydropower
  • Describe hydropower development in North America and throughout the world
  • Examine the regulatory considerations
  • 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, dam safety
  • Discuss hydropower relicensing
  • Explain the value of hydropower in a changing electricity market
  • Review EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day 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.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


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


Value of Hydro in a Changing Electricity Market


EPA’s Clean Power Plan


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 Instiute 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.

Location

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220

 

Reserve your room:

please call (503) 281-2500

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of October 1-3, 2018

Room rate through EUCI:

$169 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to September 19, 2018.

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