Registration has been extended for HydroVision International 2013's "Powerful Small Hydro" technical tour, but the new deadline is approaching quickly and space is limited.
The last chance to sign up is now Sunday, July 7, but with only a few spots left on the tour, those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
The tour takes place Monday, July 22, and includes stops at three small hydropower projects.
Featured are the:
- 2.6-MW Robert V. Trout: This Northern Water-owned project is a new hydroelectric facility located at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Carter Lake Reservoir near Berthoud, Colorado. It takes advantage of existing irrigation and municipal water releases from the Colorado-Big Thompson system. The plant contains two horizontal Francis units each rated at 1,300 kilowatts. The plant is the first project to utilize Reclamation’s Lease of Power Privilege process in the Great Plains Region.
- 7.6-MW Gross: Owned by Denver Water, this plant stores raw water from the headwaters of Denver Water's northern water collection system. The facility was put into commerical operation in 2007. The power generated is sold to Xcel Energy. The powerhouse is located in a picturesque, narrow canyon on Southern Boulder Creek, giving a phenomenal view of Gross Dam. It serves as the primary outlet works from the reservoir.
- 5-MW Boulder Canyon: This plant is owned by the City of Boulder and provides a unique glimpse into hydropower's rich history. Constructed over 100 years ago in 1910, Boulder Canyon was the highest-head hydro project on this side of the Mississippi at the time of completion. The project was awarded the Historical Welded Structure Award by the American Welding Society to honor its pioneering use of the acetylene/ball-peen welding procedure, which caused significant advances in penstock technology.
Those wishing to participate are asked to call HydroVision International's Registration Department directly at +1-918-831-9160 or 888-299-8016 (U.S. only).
For more information about the "Powerful Small Hydro" technical tour, visit here.
HydroVision International is the world's largest event dedicated to the hydropower industry. This year's event takes place July 23-26 at Denver's Colorado Convention Center.