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2016 Small Hydro Workshop

On September 21, 2016, there will be a Small Hydro Workshop at the Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA. That will be followed by an all day tour to the Columbia Basin irrigation districts' small hydro projects and a tour of Grand Coulee Dam. Rooms will be available at the adjoining hotel, Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.

Presentations from the 2015 Small Hydro Workshop can be viewed below. Resource materials from past conferences and workshops can be viewed in the Archive.

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2015 Small Hydro Workshop Presentations

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.

Final Agenda

July 14, 2015

8:30 Welcome and Overview

Moderator: John Gangemi, NWHA Board Member [ERM]

8:45 Small Hydropower Potential

Jan Lee, Executive Director, Northwest Hydroelectric Association
Studies, tools, and databases—identifying and implementing projects

9:10 National Hydropower Association Small Hydro Council

Jeff Leahey, Deputy Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
Legislation and rulemaking affecting small hydropower development

9:30 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.

10:15 Colorado Example

Kurt Johnson, President, Colorado Small Hydropower Association
Developing a small hydro program in Colorado – legislation and incentives

10:35 Developing a Support Program for Small Hydropower

Jed Jorgensen, Program Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon
Creating programs and incentives for funding development of projects

10:55 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.

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