Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker of the Day
Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy David Turk

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. EDT
Panel: Uncommon Dialogue: Vision for Hydropower in a Clean Energy World
Organizer/Moderator: Malcolm Woolf, NHA

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EDT
Networking with Colleagues

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Session 1
Trends in FERC Relicensing:
What Does the Future Hold?
Organizer/Moderator: Tom Sullivan, Gomez & Sullivan

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Session 2
Dam Safety-Related Regulations:
What’s New and What’s Next?
Organizer/Moderator: Ellen Faulkner, Ayres Associates, and Thomas Fitzgerald, Schnabel Engineering

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Sponsored Session: VOITH
Managing Flexibility in the Operation of your Turbines

Speakers: Thomas Ort, Jason Foust, Carl Atkinson

2:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m EDT
Sponsored Hydropower Huddle Discussion: KLEINSCHMIDT
How do you know if a potential pumped storage project is viable?
Hosts: Kelly Larimer, MS, Matt Dunlap, BS, Lloyd Reed, BS

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EDT
Repeat of Session 1

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EDT
Repeat of Session 2

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Networking with Colleagues

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. EDT
Session 3
Report from ‘Inside the Beltway’:
Today’s Regulatory Climate in D.C.

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. EDT
Session 4
Electricity Markets Matters:
Industry Priorities and Actions
Organizer/Moderator: Alan Michaels, New York Power Authority

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDT
Session 5
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due:
Progress in Valuing Hydro’s Contribution to Electric Power Delivery
Organizer/Moderator, Sam Bockenhauer, U.S. Department of Energy

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDT
Session 6
Facing the Workforce Diversity Challenge
Organizer/Moderator, Linda Church Ciocci, Hydropower Foundation

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker of the Day
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. EDT
Panel: Energy Markets in Transition
Moderator/Organizer: Cameron Schilling, NHA

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EDT
Networking with Colleagues

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Session 7
Working with Tribes and Stakeholders:
Insights, Ideas, and Recommended Good Practices
Organizers/Moderators: Frankie Green, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Melanie Harris, NOAA Fisheries

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Session 8
Clean Water Act Section 401:
 Latest Developments and What It Means for Your Organization
Organizer/Moderator: Michael Campbell, Stoel Rives

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Sponsored Session: AMES CONSTRUCTION
Hydroelectric – From the builder’s point of view

Speaker: David Gatto

2:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m EDT
Sponsored Hydropower Huddle Discussion: VOITH
VOITH – Hydropower Huddle

3:00 p.m – 3:30 p.m EDT
Sponsored Hydropower Huddle Discussion: ONTARIO POWER GENERATION
Hydropower Huddle

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Repeat of Session 7

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Session 9
Investments in Hydro: The ‘Asks’ and the ‘Answers’
Organizer/Moderator: Scott Hennessey, Brookfield Renewable

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDT
Networking with Colleagues

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. EDT
Session 10
Sharing Perspectives:
Opportunities and Challenges with Basin-Scale Decision Making and Off-Site Mitigation
Organizer/Moderator: Charles Sensiba, Troutman Pepper

Thursday, April 29, 2021

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDT
Sponsored Session: GE
GE – 60-Minute Sponsored Content

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EDT
Sponsored Hydropower Huddle Discussion: AMES CONSTRUCTION
How does a Contractor build a hydroelectric project?

Host: David Gatto

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
Panel: Meet the Hydro Staff Leaders in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects
Organizer/Moderator: Dennis Cakert, NHA

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Networking with Colleagues

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Presentation of the Kenneth Henwood Award
Presenter: Herbie Johnson, Chair, 2020 Henwood Award Committee, Southern Company

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EDT
Session 11
Climate and Clean Energy:
Turning Buzzwords into Policy
Organizer/Moderator: Jack Lincoln, Northern California Power Agency

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EDT
Session 12
Influencing Policy That Will Move Pumped Storage Development Forward
Organizer/Moderator: Justin Trudell, FirstLight Power

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT
Networking with Colleagues

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EDT
Speaker of the Day
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Representative David B. McKinley (R-West Virginia)
Representative Paul Tonko (D-New York)

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Panel: From the Boardroom – How Generation Asset Owners Think about Hydro Policy
Organizer/Moderator: Alicia Barton, FirstLight Power

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