Wednesday winners of Best Technical Papers awards presented at HydroVision International 2016

Authors of 15 technical papers are receiving Best Technical Papers awards at HydroVision International 2016 this week in Minneapolis, Minn.

These awards are given to the strongest technical papers presented over the three days of the conference program. The winners were chosen by the HydroVision International 2016 technical papers committee. Committee members reviewed all technical papers presentations received in five categories:

1. Environmental & Social

2. Equipment & Technology

3. Market Trends & Strategies

4. Project Management & Operations

5. Water Management & Movement

Awards were announced for the first, second and third place winners in each of these categories and the winners of this award are being presented with plaques and certificates at the event.

Today’s winners are:

First Place, Market Trends and Strategies

Baixo Sabor Pumped Storage Cascade by Benjamin Benz and Heike Zöller, Andritz Hydro GmbH; Alexandre Ferreira da Silva and Alexandre Maia Magalhães, EDP – Gestão da Produҫão de Energia, S.A.

Second Place, Market Trends and Strategies

Renewable Generation Forecast Error in Europe – Is Additional Pumped Storage a Solution? by Klaus Krueger, Voith Hydo Holding GmbH & Co. KG; Andreas Maaz, Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics; Albert Moser, RWTH Aachen University; Niklas Rotering, Rotering Energy

Second Place, Project Management and Operations

Redevelopment of the Proctor Hydroelectric Station by Heather Martin and Adam Haskell, Kleinschmidt; Michael Scarzello, Green Mountain Power

Second Place, Equipment and Technology

Operating Hydro Turbines with AAR Induced Growth in Concrete Dams – Otto Holden Generation Station by Paramjeet Khoral and Ahmed Hafez, Ontario Power Generation Company

Third Place, Market Trends and Strategies

Gordon Butte Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydro – Site Selection and Consultation Process for Expediting the License Application by Carl Borgquist, Absaroka Energy LLC

For more on HydroVision International, which will be held in Denver in 2017, visit

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