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Presentations from the 2014 Small Hydro Workshop can be viewed below. Resource materials from past conferences and workshops can be viewed in the Archive.

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2014 Small Hydro Workshop Presentations

Below are presentations given at the 2014 Small Hydro Workshop held on September 4-5, 2014, FivePine Lodge, Sisters, Oregon. Click on the presenter's name to download and view the presentation.

Final Agenda

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Jan Lee, Executive Director, Northwest Hydroelectric Association

Developing Guidance Manuals for Small Hydro Operation

Brady Fuller, P.E., CWRE, CH2M

SOPs for Reclamation Projects

Max Spiker, US Bureau of Reclamation
Writers Style Guide for Standing Operating Procedures

Partnership Developing Conduit Exemption Projects


Operational Issues

Moderator: Stephen Spain, HDR, Inc., NWHA Board Member


  • Handling Vibration and Cavitation
    Garrett Smith, Engineering Design & Testing Corp.
  • Pipelines and Penstocks avoiding operational issues throughout the life of your project
    Dan Murrer, P.E., CH2M Hill
  • Importance of Governor in Plant Operation
    Roger Clarke-Johnson, Western Region Manager, American Governor

The Energy Imbalance Market, Northwest Power Pool, Marketplace Trends

Moderator: Jer Camarata, Farmers Irrigation District


Operational Issues continued


Case Studies Presented by Operators

Moderator: Jim Holeman, JR Holeman Consulting


  • Joshua Peed, Hydropower Manager, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Redmond
  • Tom Zittercob, Hydropower Manager, Owyhee Irrigation District, Ontario, Oregon - No Presentation Available
  • Jer Camarata, Manager, Farmers Irrigation District, Hood River, Oregon
  • Suzanne Butterfield, Manager, Swalley Irrigation District, Bend, Oregon - No Presentation Available
  • Larry Thomas, Asst. Manager, Hydro Supervisor, Grand Coulee Hydropower Ephrata, WA

Friday, September 5, 2014


Patti Koen, Small Hydro Committee Chair, Northwest Hydroelectric Association

Clean Hydro Campaign

  • Jeff Beaman, Central Electric Co-op, representing Northwest River Partners Media production, TV ads promoting hydro - No Presentation Available

European Small Hydro Association

  • Martina Steinkusz, Executive Director - No Presentation Available

Update on Issues

  • Jan Lee, Executive Director, Northwest Hydroelectric Association

When Disaster Strikes

The Marketplace and How it Drives Finance and Project Development

Moderator: Jer Camarata, Manager, Farmers Irrigation District


  • John Lowe, Renewable Energy Coalition - No Presentation Available

Tour of Three Sisters Irrigation District's .9 MW Project on Line April 2014


  • Marc Thalacker, Manager - No Presentation Available
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