15 Technical Papers of the Year awards presented at HydroVision International 2016

Authors of 15 technical papers were presented with Technical Papers of the Year awards at HydroVision International 2016 the last week of July in Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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

The winners are:

Market Trends and Strategies

First Place, 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, 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

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

Project Management and Operations

First Place, Public Safety and Security around Dams not Mutually Exclusive by Frank Calcagno, Jr., William Foos and Paul Schweiger, Gannett Fleming

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

Third Place, Vibration Diagnostics and Overhaul Procedures in HPP JAJCE by Mladen Sasic, Iris Power

Equipment and Technology

First Place, Generator Phase Reversal, A Cost Effective Way to Extend the Life of Your Stator Winding by Nicolas Dehlinger, Edson Alves and Carl Messier, GE Renewable Energy

Second Place, 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, Dealing with Data by Ed Collyer and Jim Stone, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Environmental and Social

First Place, Managing Flow Ramping Operations at Run-of-River Hydroelectric Projects by Adam Lewis, Ecofish Research Ltd.

Second Place, Managing Response of Resident Rainbow Trout to Water Diversion at Run-of-River Projects by Andrew Harwood, Sean Faulkner, Todd Hatfield and Adam Lewis, Ecofish Research Ltd.

Third Place, A Numerical Model to Assess Dam Operations to Minimize Downstream Temperature by Marcela Politano, The University of Iowa; Ryan Laughery, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Water Management and Movement

First Place, Generation Optimization for Linked Riverine Reservoir Systems with Constraints on Water Quality by Amelia Shaw, Gene LeBoeuf and Heather Smith Sawyer, Vanderbilt University; Mark McDonald, Lipscomb University

Second Place, Assessing the Effectiveness of Glen Canyon Dam Reoperation: Evidence from Dynamic Systems Theory by Michelle Hummel and Slawomir Hermanowicz, University of California, Berkeley

Third Place, Role of Advanced Power System Modeling in Strategic Studies at BPA by Eric Nielsen and Bruce Glabau, Bonneville Power Administration; Francois Welt, Hatch

The papers are posted on the Internet (password protected). Anyone attending HydroVision International as a conference delegate receives the password to access online all papers and presentations. For others, the password can be obtained for a fee. Contact marlab@pennwell.com for details.

For more on HydroVision International, which will be held in Denver in June 2017, visit www.hydroevent.com.

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