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Hydropower Peer Review Registration

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The Hydropower Peer Review will evaluate WPTO-funded hydropower and pumped storage projects based on their contribution to the office’s mission and goals, track progress made against stated objectives, and assess the office's overall management and performance.

Results from the Peer Review process are used to inform decision-making, enhance active project management, and modify or expand existing projects. The Peer Review process enables external stakeholders to provide feedback and recommendations to accelerate industry development in water power technologies. The Hydropower Peer Review will be virtual and open to the public.

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2022 Hydropower Peer Review Agenda

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Hydropower Program Opening Plenary

DAY 1: MONDAY, JULY 25, 2022

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Presentation Topic Organization Speaker

10:00
AM

10:30
AM

WPTO Overview

WPTO

Jennifer Garson

10:30
AM

10:40
AM

Peer Review Introduction

WPTO

Ali Hewett

10:40
AM

10:45
AM

BREAK

 

 

10:45
AM

11:30
AM

Hydropower Program Review

WPTO

Tim Welch

11:30
AM

11:55
AM

Data Access, Analytics, and Workforce Development Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Corey Vezina, Allison Johnson

11:55
AM

12:25
PM

Hydropower, STEM, and Workforce Development

NREL

Elise DeGeorge

12:25
PM

 

ADJOURN AND MOVE TO ACTIVITY AREA BREAKOUTS (Days 2-4)

 

 

Innovations for Low-Impact Hydropower Growth

DAY 2: TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Innovations for Low-Impact Hydropower Growth Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Katie Jackson

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Groundbreaking Hydro and I AM Hydro Prizes

NREL, ORNL, WPTO

Tessa Greco, Scott DeNeale, Katie Jackson

11:00 AM

11:25 AM

The Design and Development of a Composite Hydropower Turbine Runner

Composite Technology Development, Inc.

Paul Fabian

11:25 AM

11:35 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:35 AM

11:50 AM

Cold Spray Process Development for In Situ Repair and Mitigation of Cavitation Erosion

PNNL

Chris Smith

11:50 AM

12:15
PM

Standard Modular Hydropower Technology Acceleration

ORNL

Scott DeNeale

12:15 PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Restoration Hydro: A Watershed Approach to Standard Modular New Hydropower

Natel Energy Inc.

Abe Schneider

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Prefabricated Standard Modular Hydropower Installations for Low-Cost Small Hydropower

Littoral Power Systems Inc

David Duquette

1:50 PM 

2:15
PM

Small Hydro Interconnection Study

PNNL, ORNL

Alison Colotelo, Todd Wall, Chris O'Reilly, Hope Corsair

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Development of a Modular Helical Fish Passage for Low Head Applications

Percheron Power, LLC

Jerry Straalsund

10:25
AM

10:50 AM

Advanced Compact Generation Module with Fish Safe Runner Technology

Natel Energy, Inc.

Gregor Cadman

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Prefabricated Zero Ascend Omnispecies (ZAO) Modular Fish Passage Modules Using Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

Littoral Power Systems Inc.

David Duquette

11:15
AM

11:25 AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50 AM

A Novel Sediment Passage Module Design for Support of Standard Modular Hydropower

Regents of The University of Minnesota

Jeffrey Marr

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

National Conduit Resource Assessment

ORNL

Shi-Chieh Kao

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Integrated Water Power Resilience

PNNL, INL

Juliet Homer, Tim McJunkin

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Irrigation Modernization

INL, PNNL

Thomas Mosier

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Alternative Opportunities for Hydropower

PNNL, INL

Rajiv, Prasad, Thomas Mosier

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Cost Data Collection & Modeling for Hydropower

ORNL

Gbadebo Oladosu

2:40
PM

3:05
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

HydroWIRES

DAY 2: TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:40
AM

HydroWIRES Initiative Overview

WPTO

Sam Bockenhauer

10:40
AM

11:05
AM

Hydropower Flexibility Framework

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Francisco Kuljevan

11:05
AM

11:30
AM

Increasing Operational Flexibility of Francis Turbines at Low Head Sites, Through Analytical and Empirical Solutions

GE Renewable Energy Hydro

Guillaume Rudelle

11:30
AM

11:40
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:40
AM

12:05
PM

Exploring Multidimensional Spatial-Temporal Hydropower Operational Flexibilities by Modeling and Optimizing Water-Constrained Cascading Hydroelectric

Stevens Institute of Technology

Lei Wu

12:05
PM

12:30
PM

Identifying Hydropower Operational Flexibilities in Presence of Streamflow and Net-Load Uncertainty

University of California, Irvine

Soroosh Sorooshian and Bita Analui

12:30
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Geomechanical Pumped Storage

Quidnet Energy Inc.

Joe Zhou

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Modeling And Optimizing Pumped Storage in A Multi-Stage Large Scale Electricity Market Under Portfolio Evolution

University of Missouri System

Rui Bo

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Value And Role of Pumped Storage Hydro Under High Variable Renewables

GE Power

Christina Bisceglia

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

Predicting Unique Market Pumped Storage Significance (PUMPSS)

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Aidan Tuohy

2:40
PM

3:00
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:30
AM

FAST Commissioning Prize for Pumped Storage Hydropower

NREL

Tessa Greco

10:30
AM

10:55
AM

PSH-TES Tool

PNNL, ANL

Mark Weimar, Patrick Balducci

10:55 AM 11:20 AM HydroWIRES Topic D1: CEM Enhancements NREL Stuart Cohen

11:20
AM

11:30
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:30
AM

11:55
AM

Value Drivers Quantification

ANL, NREL, PNNL

Todd Levin

11:55
AM

12:20
PM

HydroWIRES Topic A: Environment-Flexibility Win-Wins

ORNL

Brenda Pracheil

12:20
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

PSH Portfolio Evaluation and Innovation Study

ANL

Vladimir Koritarov

1:25 PM 1:50 PM Life Cycle Assessment of Storage Technologies NREL Greg Stark

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Scope Improvements to Power Flow and Stability Models

PNNL

Slaven Kincic

2:15
PM

2:30
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

HydroWIRES Topic C: Quantifying Reliability/Resilience

PNNL, ANL, INL, NREL, ORNL

Abishek Somani

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

HydroWIRES Topic D2: Transmission/Storage Equivalence

PNNL, ANL

Jeremy Twitchell, Zhi Zhou 

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Idaho Power Run-of-River Hydropower and Battery Modeling

PNNL

Feng Pan

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25 AM 11:50 AM Hydropower Plant Controller Prototyping using Remote Hardware in the Loop NREL Mayank Panwar

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Integrated Hydropower and Energy Storage: Providing Essential Reliability and Ancillary Services using Individual or Coordinated Hydropower Plants

INL, NREL

Thomas Mosier, Vahan Gevorgian

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK 

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Hydropower Storage Capacity Dataset

ORNL

Carly Hansen

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

HydroWIRES Topic B1: Enhancing the Representation of Conventional Hydropower Flexibility in Production Cost Models

NREL, PNNL

Greg Stark, Nathalie Voisin

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

HydroWIRES Topic B2: Improving the Representation of Hydrologic Processes and Reservoir Operations in Production Cost Models

NREL, PNNL

Greg Stark, Nathalie Voisin

2:15
PM

2:40
PM

HydroWIRES Topic D3: Forecasting

PNNL, INL

Nathalie Voisin, Thomas Mosier

2:40
PM

3:00
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Fleet Modernization, Maintenance, and Cybersecurity

DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Presenter

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Fleet Modernization, Maintenance, and Cybersecurity Activity Area Overview

WPTO

Kyle DeSomber

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

Digital Twin

PNNL ORNL

Osman Ahmed, Hong Wang

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Hydropower Fleet Intelligence

ORNL

Pradeep Ramuhalli

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50
AM

Cybersecurity Value-At-Risk Framework

NREL, ANL

Anuj Sanghvi

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Hydropower Cyber-Physical Reference Framework

PNNL, ANL, NREL

Ken Ham

12:15
PM

1:00
PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:00
PM

1:25
PM

Hydropower Cybersecurity Risk/State of Fleet

PNNL

Marie Whyatt

1:25
PM

1:50
PM

Hydropower Fleet Cybersecurity Response and Recovery

PNNL

Darlene Thorsen

1:50
PM

2:15
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

Environmental and Hydrologic Systems Science

DAY 2: TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM
10:30
AM
Environmental and Hydrologic Systems Science Activity Area Overview WPTO Dana McCoskey

10:30
AM

10:55
AM

A Real-time and Autonomous Water Quality Monitoring System

PNNL

Daniel Deng

10:55
AM

11:20
AM

Shad Tag Development

PNNL

Daniel Deng

11:20
AM

11:30
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:30
AM

12:00
PM

Fish Protection Prize

NREL, WPTO

Tessa Grecco, Dana McCoskey

12:00
AM

12:25
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers

 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022

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Presentation Topic

Organization

Speaker

10:00
AM

10:25
AM

Demonstrating Value of River Data Aggregation and Visualization Capabilities

PNNL

Kyle Larson

10:25
AM

10:50
AM

GMLC Water Risk for the Bulk Power System: Asset to Grid Impacts

NREL, ORNL

Ariel Miara

10:50
AM

11:15
AM

Methane Emissions

ORNL

Natalie Griffiths

11:15
AM

11:25
AM

BREAK

 

 

11:25
AM

11:50
AM

FERC eLibrary

PNNL

Bo Saulsbury

11:50
AM

12:15
PM

Hydro Fleet Database Development and Analyses (HydroSource)

ORNL

Debjani Singh

12:15
PM

12:35
PM

Reviewer Debrief

Reviewers