Semi-Quantitative Risk Analysis (SQRA) focuses on traditional ongoing dam safety activities in a risk-informed manner. While the failure mode analysis is the process for identifying potential failure modes, SQRA is a process to evaluate failure mode significance from a risk perspective. The SQRA approach is a risk categorization system that assigns likelihood and consequence categories to potential failure modes based on existing data and available consequence estimates. It provides a relevant risk categorization system that can help prioritize dam safety activities. This panel provides case studies using the recently published FERC Chapter 18 guidance.
Who should attend: Hydropower engineers, planners and managers. Anyone preparing to implement a SQRA for regulatory or planning purposes.
Why you should attend: The SQRA will be a requirement in the coming years for most FERC-licensed hydropower facilities. When done correctly, it can be a helpful tool for prioritizing dam safety activities. This panel will share their experiences and lessons learned from real case studies.
Catrin Bryan, Moderator McMillen
Micah Goo Manager of generation/dam safety officer, City of centralia About Micah: 22+ years in the US Navy, Shipboard Engineer working diesel and gas turbine propulsion plants. Went from enlisted to commissioned officer (aka Mustang). Worked at a shipyard doing QA and Testing. Got into Hydro because a friend asked for my help. Worked for Puget Sound Energy for 11 years at both Snoqualmie and the White River project and was part of the start up of the generation training group. Same friend then recommended me to the City of Centralia for their manager of generation position.
Genny Schrader Risk management Lead, California Department of Water Resources About Genny: Genny Schrader is a Civil Engineer who has worked at the California Department of Water Resources for 28 years. She has experience in several different divisions within DWR, including design, flood management, planning, and dam safety. Genny is currently the manager of the Risk Management Branch within Dam Safety Services. She has planned and executed four Semi-Quantitative Risk Analyses at DWR for Pyramid, Castaic, Crafton Hills, and Perris Dams. Genny is currently preparing for the Del Valle Dam Periodic Risk Analysis at the end of February.
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