Tradeshow + Conference: October 20-22 | Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA

CLEAN CURRENTS 2021

Sessions and Workshops Guide

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All in CC: Central. Conference content for Wednesday and Thursday is delivered in CC: Central and is open to ALL attendees. 

Workshops on Friday are held on the 4th floor

CC: Central encompasses:

  • Exhibits
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Georgia Power Relaxation Station
  • Innovation Power House Technology and Innovation Exchanges
  • Innovation Power House Meet and Greets
  • Waterpower Intelligence Theater Presentations
  • Marine Energy Learning Center Poster Presentations and Hear from the Expert Talks
  • Roundtable Dialogues
  • Panel Discussions
  • Classroom Presentations

Roundtable Dialogues

(in Room 1)

Classroom Presentations

(in Room 2)

Panel Discussions

(in Room 3)

Waterpower Intelligence Theater Presentations

(CC: Central, Rear)

Technology and Innovation Exchange Demonstration Stations

(at the Innovation Power House)

Meet and Greet

(at the Innovation Power House)

Expand Your Marine Energy Opportunities at Clean Currents 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Print Schedule
Marine Energy Learning Center
Room 1
Roundtable Dialogues
Room 2
Classroom Presentations
Room 3
Panel Discussions
Waterpower Intelligence Theater
Presentations
Innovation Power House
Technology and Innovation Exchanges
Innovation Power House
Meet and Greet
9:00 AM-10:00 AMDay 1 Plenary Session: Innovation and Technology Advances
10:30 AM-11:30 AM1.
Mechanical Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
7.
Risk-Informed Decision Making (RIDM)
Special Session: 'Ear to the River' - Unveiling Industry Survey ResultsDemo Station #1
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Double 3 Telepresence Robot, Double Robotics / Oklahoma State University
Meet and Greet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Clean Currents Featured Scientists and Inventors
11:00 AM-11:45 AM Hear from the Expert Talk
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
A Cost-Effective Grid-Connected Scaled Tidal Energy Test Site
L&S Electric sponsored content: Advanced Excitation in Power GenerationDemo Station #2
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Digital Twin Technologies, GE Research



Demo Station #1
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Zebra Mussel and Quagga Mussel Abatement: Technologies to Protect Raw Water Systems, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Steve Miles, Director, Hydroelectric Design Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers



Meet and Greet
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Leaders Who Are Getting Marine Energy Projects in the Water
-- Reenst Lesemann, Chief Executive Officer, C-Power (Columbia Power Technologies)
-- Richard Ainsworth, U.S. Project Engineer, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited
11:45 AM-12:45 PM2.
The New Normal: Workplace Realities in a Pandemic
4.
Cybersecurity: New Technologies and Programs
5.
The Budget 'Balancing Act': Sharing Experiences about Funding Dam Safety and O&M
12:00 PM-12:45 PMHear from the Expert Talk
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
A Hybrid Integrated Renewable Energy System
Asset Owners Share Plans for Hydro InvestmentDemo Station #2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Hands On with WaRP – the Waterpower Research Portal, NHA’s Waterpower Innovation Council



Demo Station #1
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Semi-Solid Casting of Turbine Blades, Splitvane Engineers
Meet and Greet
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Randy Herrin, Vice President Carolinas Regulated Renewables, Fossil Hydro Operations, Duke Energy
1:00 PM-2:00 PMHear from the Expert Talk
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Building a Strong Workforce Pipeline



Hear from the Expert Talk
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Persistent Change Monitoring and Intrusion Detection System (PCMIDS)
6.
Hydro Hot Topics: Sharing among Asset Operators exclusively for hydro project owners/operators
Trends and Solutions in Fish PassageSpecial Session: New York Power Authority Shares Its Approach to Preserving Value of HydroDemo Station #2
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Additive Technologies, including 3D Printing, GE Research



Demo Station #1

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Computer Avatars in a Simulation Laboratory, Mursion / Oklahoma State University
Meet and Greet
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Southern Company Hydro Modernization Team
2:00 PM-2:45 PMHear from the Expert Talk
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Integration of Marine Renewable Energy into Electric Power Grids
Whooshh Innovations sponsored content: Exclusive Viewing of "Safe Passage," a documentary filmDemo Station #2
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Head-Mounted Technology for O&M Workers, EPRI
Meet and Greet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contracting and Procurement Team
2:15 PM-3:15 PM11.
Maintenance Practices: Make the Culture Shift from Preventative or Condition-Based Maintenance to Predictive-Based Maintenance
8.
Innovations and New Technology for Improving Environmental Performance
15.
Co-Location: Providing Water-powered Electricity beyond the Grid
Demo Station #1
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
"CRISIS" Cybersecurity Board Game, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3:00 PM-3:45 PMHear from the Expert Talk
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Marine Energy Environmental Toolkit for Permitting/Licensing
Asset Owners Share Plans for Hydro InvestmentDemo Station #2
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Electric Transporation Technology and Infrastructure, Georgia Power Company
Meet and Greet
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Vincent Bryan III, CEO, and Steve Dearden, Vice President, Whooshh Innovations
3:30 PM-4:30 PM12.
Improving Contracting and Quality Control Practices: Removing the Ambiguity
13.
How Innovative Technology Is Being Used in the Field: Case Studies
14.
What Are the ‘Big Ah-Has’ We Are Learning from Studies and How Are These Lessons Being Applied?
Demo Station #1
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, GE Research
Meet and Greet 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Leaders Who Are Building New Hydro at Existing Dams
-- Tom J. Heller, President and CEO, Missouri River Energy Services
-- Rye Development Team, including Paul Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, and Jay Anders, Chief Operating Officer
4:00 PM-5:00 PMSpecial Session: Research Showcase: DOE-Funded Project ProgressDemo Station #2
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Prize Winning Innovations: Top Technologies from Guardians of the Reservoir, I Am Hydro, Ground Breaking Hydro, and Rust Busters prize competitions, TopSolvers LLC



Demo Station #1
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hands On with WaRP – the Waterpower Research Portal, NHA’s Waterpower Innovation Council
Meet and Greet 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New York Power Authority Team

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Print Schedule
Marine Energy Learning CenterRoom 1
Roundtable Dialogues
Room 2
Classroom Presentations
Room 3
Panel Discussions
Waterpower Intelligence Theater
Presentations
Innovation Power House
Technology and Innovation Exchanges
Innovation Power House
Meet and Greet
9:00 AM-10:30 AMDay 2 Plenary Session: Leadership: Waterpower and Clean Energy, Infrastructure, and Jobs
11:00 AM-12:00 PMHear from the Expert Talk
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Alaska Green Hydrogen Initiative (AG-HI)
16.
Ensuring Worker Safety: Sharing Ideas and Lessons Learned
19.
Enhancing Flexibility of Hydro Assets: Putting Technology to Work
20.
EVs, Hydrogen, Floating Solar, Bitcoin, Blockchain: What Do They All Have in Common with Waterpower?
Recommended Resources for the Waterpower ProfessionalDemo Station #2
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LakeWorks Application, Georgia Power Company and POWER Engineers



Demo Station #1
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Robotics and Self-Sustaining Machines, GE Research
Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
University Students Competing in Hydro Think Tank Unplugged



Meet and Greet
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ClearPath, an NGO Seeking Innovative Policy Solutions for Hydro
12:00 PM-12:45 PMHear from the Expert Talk
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Numerical and Experimental Evaluation of a Two-Dimensional Wave Tank
Whooshh Innovations sponsored content: Exclusive Viewing of "Safe Passage," a documentary filmDemo Station #2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Hands On with WaRP – the Waterpower Research Portal, NHA’s Waterpower Innovation Council



Demo Station #1
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Inspection UAVs (Drones), Southern Company
Meet and Greet
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Consumers Energy Company (CMS Energy) Team
12:15 PM-1:15 PM17.
Electrical Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
18.
Dam Safety at Hydro Projects: Applying Lessons from Incidents and Failures
1:00 PM-1:45 PMHear from the Expert Talk
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
An Overview of the European Marine Energy Centre
NuSTREEM sponsored content: Modern Innovations in a Classic Technology -What Can Modular and Intelligent Hydropower Equipment Do?Demo Station #2
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Computer Avatars in a Simulation Laboratory, Mursion / Oklahoma State University
Meet and Greet
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Vincent Bryan III, CEO, and Steve Dearden, Vice President, Whooshh Innovations
1:30 PM-2:30 PM21.
Civil Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
23.
Pumped Storage Development: Moving the Needle - What Obstacles Remain? What Solutions Are Needed?
Demo Station #1
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
NanoBubbles, Alden Research Laboratory



Demo Station #2
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
International Generator Technical Community (IGTC) demonstration
2:30 PM-3:30 PMHear from the Expert Talk
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
R&D of Innovative Hydrokinetic Turbine



Hear from the Expert Talk
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Water Tank Test of a Mooring Line


Special Session: A New Chapter: Finding Common Ground to Expand Hydroelectricity, River Restoration, and Dam SafetyDemo Station #1
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Double 3 Telepresence Robot, Double Robotics / Oklahoma State University



Demo Station #2
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Liquid Piston Turbo Dredger, Splitvane Engineers
Meet and Greet
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Grant County Public Utility District Team



Meet and Greet
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Winner of the 2021 Kenneth Henwood Award
3:15 PM-4:15 PM22.
Focus on O&M Trades and Crafts: Training Programs and Knowledge Transfer
24.
Data in the Transformation to Digital: Case Studies of How to Best Use Data
28.
Regulatory- and Legislative-Related Updates and Hot Topics
Demo Station #1
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) Valuation Tool, Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory



Demo Station #2
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Capsule Pump Launcher, Splitvane Engineers
Meet and Greet
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Chris Lee, President, Tidal Energy Corp
4:00 PM-5:00 PMHydro Think Tank Unplugged Competition: Student Presentations and Announcement of the Julie Keil Scholarship Recipient
4:30 PM-5:30 PM26.
Hydro Hot Topics: Sharing among Asset Operators exclusively for hydro project owners/operators
30.
How the Uncommon Dialogue Can Drive Business Growth and Reinvestment for Asset Owners, Developers and the Supply Chain
Demo Station #1
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Marine Energy Atlas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Meet and Greet
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Victoria Healey, Member of the Governing  Board, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET)
5:00 PM-5:30 PMHydro Think Tank Unplugged Competition: Announcement of the Winners

Friday, October 22, 2021

Day 3 Plenary Session, 9:00 am-10:00 am : Investing in Waterpower

Deep Dive Workshops, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

These workshops will feature unique, hands-on experiences for attendees, featuring high-quality information with top-notch presenters/instructors.

These offerings will include material not being offered anywhere else in the marketplace.

Topic offerings subject to change.

Workshops

(Friday Morning)

Print Schedule
RoomOffering
4th Floor - Room A412Day 3 Plenary Session: Investing in Waterpower
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Room #Workshop Hours, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room 1Workshop 1:
Sustainable Leadership: Cultivating Grit and Resiliency in Your Team

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Room 2Workshop 2:
Communicating about Waterpower
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Room 4Workshop 3:
Learn from the ‘Old Dogs’
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Room 5Workshop 4:
Deploying and Implementing Innovative Technology: How to Remove Barriers and Overcome Challenges
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Room 7Workshop 5:
Understanding Wholesale Electricity Markets; Amplifying Hydro's Value in these Markets
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Room 8Workshop 6:
Ensuring Public Safety around Dams
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Room 10Workshop 7:
Droughts, Heat Domes, Hurricanes: Managing Effects of Climate Change
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