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  • 2013 Colorado Small Hydro Conference
    July 23 2013, Denver Colorado

    2013 Colorado Small Hydro Conference – Denver Convention Center – Tuesday, July 23, 20138:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Please click here to view the conference flyer.

    Agenda:

    8:00 – 8:30 Registration/Networking/Coffee

    8:30 – 8:40 Introduction/Welcome — Monica Carey, Colorado Small Hydro Association

    8:40 – 9:10 Policy Update — Moderator:  Kurt Johnson, Telluride Energy

    ·                                                                                Jeff Leahey, National Hydropower Association

    ·                                                                               Karl Kumli, State Policy Discussion

    9:10 – 9:30 Small Hydro Overview — Ken Gardner, Gardner Engineering

    9:30 – 10:30 Colorado Statewide Studies — Moderator: Lindsay George, Applegate Group

    ·                                                                        Tom Hunt, Colorado Energy Office

    ·                                                                       Brian Campbell, Colorado State University

    ·                                                                      Brennan Smith, Oak Ridge National Lab

    10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break                                           

    11:00 – 12:00 Operation and Maintenance of Existing Plants — Moderator:  Bill Hudson, GE

    ·                                                                 Max Schmidt, Grand Valley Power Plant

    ·                                                               Chris Thompson, Colorado Springs Utilities

    ·                                                               John Cowdrey, Boulder and Denver Hydro Plants

    12:00-12:20 Keynote Address — Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar

    12:20– 1:00 Lunch Break

    1:00 – 1:20 Financing Small Hydro in Colorado — Moderator: John Knight, Energy Insurance & Bonds

    ·                                                            Anna Mauss, Colorado Water Conservation Board

    ·                                                           Ryan Shipley, Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority

    1:20 – 2:40 Project Updates — Moderator: Eric Jacobson, Hydrowest

    ·                                                         Mike Berry, Tri-County Water Hydro

    ·                                                         Jim Heneghan, South Canal Hydro

    ·                                                        Dave Hornbacher, Aspen Utilities

    ·                                                        Ken Gardner, Gardner Engineering

    ·                                                       George Wenschhof, Meeker Hydro

    ·                                                      Vicki Spencer, Taylor Park Hydro

    2:40 – 2:50 COSHA Conference Wrap — Kurt Johnson, Colorado Small Hydro Association

     

    3:00- 5:00 HydroVision Conference Opening Plenary Session