Energy Trust of Oregon has updated its permitting guidebook for hydroelectric projects in June 2017.
2016 Small Hydro Workshop Presentations
Below are presentations given at the 2016 Small Hydro Workshop held on September 21, 2017 in Wenatchee, Washington. Click on the presenter’s name to download and view the presentation.
Regulatory Lessons from the Small Hydro Trenches
Small hydro development in the Northwest using existing facilities should be fairly straightforward, right? This isn’t necessarily the case as some have found. Listen and interact with a panel of small hydro developers that have been in the trenches and have lessons learned and advice for identifying issues early, advancing projects despite challenges and setbacks.
Moderator: Kelly Larimer, Hydro Environmental Team Leader, Kleinschmidt
Panelists: Tim Culbertson, Executive Director, Columbia Basin Hydropower; Dan Boettger, Manager, Okanogan PUD; and Thom Fischer, Principal, Tollhouse Energy
Pushing Technology Forward – New Tools for Small Hydropower Development
The expansion of small hydropower systems, either as stand-alone facilities or additions to larger hydropower developments, has challenged engineers to develop innovative approaches and technology to ensure success. Hear from developers who are contributing to the growth of small hydro with their cutting-edge thinking and new tools for the small hydropower toolbox.
Moderator: Patti Kroen, Kroen Consulting
Panelists: Todd D. Deligan, VP Business Development, Whooshh Innovations; Carl E. Atkinson, III, PE, Director of Sales & Marketing, Voith Hydro, Inc.; Kyle Petrocine, EIT, Program Manager, Wallowa Resources Community Solutions, Inc.; and Eric Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Natel Energy
What’s Happening on the Ground?
Northwest programs support development on existing structures. What kinds of projects have been developed recently and what is in the pipeline?
Moderator: Dawn Pressler, Sr. Environmental Coordinator, Snohomish Public Utility District
Panelists: Michael Pulskamp, Renewable Energy Program Manager, Power Resources Center, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver; Jerry Bryan, Senior Project Manager, Famers Conservation Alliance; and Mark Flury, Principal Engineer, Snohomish PUD
Below are presentations given at the 2015 Small Hydro Workshop held on July 14, 2015 at HydroVision 2015 in Portland Oregon. Click on the presenter’s name to download and view the presentation.
July 14, 2015
Welcome and Overview
Moderator: John Gangemi, NWHA Board Member [ERM]
Small Hydropower Potential
Jan Lee, Executive Director, Northwest Hydroelectric Association
Studies, tools, and databases—identifying and implementing projects
National Hydropower Association Small Hydro Council
Jeff Leahey, Deputy Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
Legislation and rulemaking affecting small hydropower development
Hydropower Innovation Collaborative
Deborah Linke, Executive Director, Hydro Research Foundation
The collaborative is a joint effort of the Foundation and Oak Ridge National Lab. The collaborative’s work has identified several dozen cross-cutting technology, policy and legislative approaches for deployment of new hydro.
Kurt Johnson, President, Colorado Small Hydropower Association
Developing a small hydro program in Colorado – legislation and incentives
Developing a Support Program for Small Hydropower
Jed Jorgensen, Program Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon
Creating programs and incentives for funding development of projects
Upgrading Older Small Hydropower Projects
Martina Steinkusz, Executive Director, European Small Hydropower Association
Europe’s program to upgrade older, existing facilities to provide new power.