HydroVision conference tracks cover wide range of hydropower topics

From operations and maintenance to marine hydropower and asset management, conference tracks offered at the upcoming HydroVision 2010 event offer a broad spectrum of informative sessions geared toward addressing many important aspects of the worldwide hydropower industry.

The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition, the year's largest gathering of hydropower professionals, is planned for July 27-30, 2010, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Ten concurrent conference tracks and 70 sessions are offered at this year's HydroVision event. Included are the Asset Management, Operations & Maintenance, Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power and Technical Papers tracks. Session content is designed to provide timely, practical and specific solutions to real challenges.

Asset Management: The Asset Management track features sessions on applying new technology to improve asset performance, project management techniques for successful refurbishment projects, managing hydro assets in a changing resource mix and other topics. Sessions include "People and Expertise as Assets" and "The Move Toward Compliance-Centered Asset Management." The Asset Management track features seven sessions.

Operations & Maintenance: The Operations and Maintenance track will feature sessions covering personnel safety, generator monitoring and inspection, turbine inspection, repair and upgrade and other topics. Sessions include "Changing Expectations for Operations" and "Improving Outage Management." The track features seven sessions.

Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power: The Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power track will feature sessions on environmental issues for ocean/tidal/stream machines, siting considerations, innovative technologies and other topics. Included among the track's seven sessions are the "Marine Energy Centers" and "Project Opportunities" sessions.

Technical Papers: The three Technical Papers tracks will feature the presentation of technical papers relating to a diverse range of hydropower topics, from pumped-storage research and technology to dam design, construction and operations. Among the tracks' 21 sessions are "Emerging Hydrokinetic Technologies" and "Turbine Generator Field Experiences."

Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide and PennEnergy are flagship media sponsors of HydroVision International, which is owned and produced by PennWell.

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