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Hydropower Resources

I visit your HydroWorld.com website regularly to keep up-to-date on the hydropower industry. What other resources do you offer?

PennWell’s Hydro Group offers many avenues to keep abreast of news and activities affecting hydroelectric power throughout the world.

Magazines – HydroWorld.com is the website for two magazines: Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide. Hydro Review covers the North American hydroelectric industry, while HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide is global in nature.

You can view magazine content at www.hydroworld.com/index/current-issue-index.html.

You can subscribe to one or both magazines at www.hydroworld.com/index/subscribe-magazines.html. There is a charge to receive the print version, but the digital version is FREE and comes directly to your email inbox.

HydroWorld Weekly E-Newsletter - We provide a FREE electronic newsletter each Tuesday. HydroWorld Weekly contains information the week’s top news, with links leading directly to the full stories on the website.

A subscription to this enewsletter is free at www.hydroworld.com/newsletter.html.

Hydro Headlines Video Newscast – On a weekly basis, the hydro team covers some of the top news stories in the Hydro Headlines Video Newscast. This can be found on the right side of the HydroWorld.com homepage and also in the HydroWorld Weekly E-Newsletter.

Hydro Review Mobile App – The Hydro Review Mobile app is the best resource for the latest Hydro industry news, analysis and product information, all at your fingertips on your iPhone or Android. The app offers the option to sort news by most viewed, save your favorite articles within the app, watch the newscast, share content with your friends via email or Twitter, review event floorplans, review sessions, and check out exhibitor profiles.

The app is available free of charge via the app store and by clicking here.

Waterpower Hydro Basics course - If you are new to hydropower or need to get up to speed quickly on this field, check out the Waterpower Hydro Basics course.

This two-day course, co-located with HydroVision International, is organized by the Hydro Training Institute. This institute is a group of people in the industry who realize there’s an urgent need to provide basic information about the various aspects of hydro to individuals who are new to the market.

You can learn more about this course at www.hydroevent.com/waterpower-hydro-basics-course.html.

Bookstore - PennWell offers an online bookstore with several resources on hydropower. Books include:

- The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design
- Hydro Plant Electrical Systems
- Hydro Wheels: A Guide to Maintaining and Improving Hydro Units- Hydro Plant Electrical Systems
- Three CDs from the International Energy Agency (IEA) featuring guidelines for upgrading turbines, generators and controls

The bookstore is at www.pennwellbooks.com/renen.html, or you can link to it through the HydroWorld.com home page. Just hover your pointer over the Home tab at left and a drop-down menu will appear with Bookstore near the top.

Hydro Library - here’s a resource on the HydroWorld.com site that you may not be aware of. The Hydro Library contains a variety of valuable reference documents. These include materials from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Electric Power Research Institute.

The library is at www.hydroworld.com/index/hydro-library.html. To connect to the library, you can also hover your cursor over the Home tab on www.hydroworld.com and find it in the dropdown list.

I need some help with definitions of terms commonly used in conjunction with hydropower. Where can I find a “dictionary” of hydro terms?

The “Hydropower Glossary” is a great reference.

This booklet provides definitions of 300 terms commonly used in the hydroelectric industry. It’s a “must have” for all hydro professionals!

To order the booklet, contact Foster Printing: pennwellreprints@fosterprinting.com; 1-866-879-9144 or click here for the order form.

Where can I find information about companies offering services for hydropower project developers, operators and owners?

HydroWorld.com offers a comprehensive Buyers’ Guide that features more than 1,200 companies from around the world that supply products and services for the hydroelectric industry.

The online version of the Buyers’ Guide is available year-round at HydroWorld.com as listed under the “Home” tab, and includes a number of search functions to help users find exactly what they're looking for.

In addition, once a year, we publish an annual listing of companies and the products/services they provide in the magazines exclusively to subscribers. The Hydro Review annual Buyers’ Guide (published each January) focuses specifically on companies providing hydro products and services in the United States and Canada. The HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide annual Buyers’ Guide (published each May) lists companies providing hydro products and services in countries all over the world (with the exception of the United States and Canada).

What kind of businesses and organizations are included in the Buyers’ Guide?

With more than 1,200 companies currently listed in the Buyer's Guide, products and services offered range from actuators to zebra mussel removal to everything in between. These products and services are organized into eight broad category types:

- Dams/Civil Works

- Engineering and Design

- Environmental

Marine Hydrokinetics

- New Project Development and Construciton

- Operations, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation

- Regulation/Policy

- Technology/Equipment

How can I have my company or organization included in the Buyers’ Guide?

Your company’s listing can be included online and in the relevant annual magazine versions free of charge.

To add or manage an existing listing, go to: https://buyersguide.pennwell.com/ManageListing/. On this page, companies can add their own listings and manage their information at any time throughout the year.

Companies can also make their listings stand out by purchasing an upgrade to their listing. For details, check out: http://downloads.pennnet.com/hr/buyersguides/hydro_upgrade_page.html

I am looking for requests for proposals for services and products I can bid on? Can I find this information on HydroWorld.com?

We provide this information through a gated content service called HydroWorld Premium Content. For an annual fee, you are granted round-the-clock online access to tenders/requests for proposals (RFPs) from around the world via a password-protected section of the HydroWorld.com website.

For more information, click here.

How can I find out more about events relevant to the hydropower industry, such as conferences, exhibitions and meetings?

In addition to the PennWell Corporation's own hydroelectric conferences and exhibitions (HydroVision International, HydroVision Russia and HydroVision Brasil), there are a number of events offered by trade organizations, equipment manufacturers, government agencies and others throughout the year.

HydroWorld.com offers a comprehensive calendar of hydro-related events, with links to event websites and other information.

The calendar is available on the home page of HydroWorld.com, or hover over the Home tab and click on "Events".

Do the magazines Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide have editorial boards?

Yes, individuals in the industry give of their time to offer article topic suggestions, provide technical reviews, and share strategic ideas. These individuals play an invaluable role in the development of our content.


Hydro Review

William Christman Engineering Services Department Manager Chelan County Public Utility District United States
Linda Church Ciocci Executive Director National Hydropower Association United States
Douglas Dixon Waterpower Program Manager Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) United States
Ginger Gillin Principal Environmental Scientist GEI Consultants, Inc. United States
John Gulliver Professor St. Anthony Falls Laboratory United States
Jacob Irving President Canadian Hydropower Association Canada
Gregory Lewis Technical Manager - Hydro Fleet Duke Energy United States
Charlie Lipsky Executive Consultant USI United States
Patrick March Principal Consultant Hydro Performance Processes Inc. United States
Henry Martinez Vice President of Power Production Southern California Edison United States
Paul Norris President Ontario Waterpower Association Canada
Lee Sheldon Engineer Black & Veatch United States
Thomas Spicher   Hydro Y.E.S. United States
Paul Willis   Consulting Engineer United States

HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

H. Irfan Aker Chariman of the Board Dolsar Engineering Co. Inc. Turkey
Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa   ETAD Consult Ltd. Ghana
Enrique Cifres   eWater Consultant SL Spain
Ian Cook   ICCL United Kingdom
Jean-Louis Drommi Senior Engineer, Hydro Engineering Department Electricite de France France
Maryse Francois-Xausa Senior Vice President, Global R&D and Product Management Alstom Renewable Power Hydro France
Roger Gill Principal Consultant Hydro Focus Pty Ltd Australia
Fernando Menezes e Silva Division Operation Manager Itaipu Binacional Brazil
Peter Mulvihill Asset Manager Pioneer Generation New Zealand
Kanchit Ngamsanroaj Senior Manager Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand Thailand
Christiano Pase Electrical Engineer Tractebel Energia Brazil
Doan Ruan Chief of Hydrology of Energy and Environment Department Power Engineering Consulting Company 1 Vietnam
Leon Tromp Chief Engineer Lesotho Highlands Water Commission Lesotho
Christine van Oldeneel Managing Director Hydro Equipment Association (HEA) Belgium
CVJ Varma Executive Officer The Dams Society India
Raghunath Vartak Consultant   India
Luis Vintimilla Engineer Independent Consultant Ecuador
James Yang Group Specialist Vattenfall Research and Development AB Sweden

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