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  • NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Meeting
    September 12-14, 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    The Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Meeting will take place on September 12-14, 2011 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    NHA thanks host, Manitoba Hydro and member companies, Alstom, HDR Engineering, Inc., Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services, Mead & Hunt, and Voith, for sponsoring this event.

    Meeting overview:

    Monday, September 12

    Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                                                                 

    Welcome and Introductions – Jim Thrasher, AEP and HPC Chair

    NHA Federal Policy Update – Matt Nocella – NHA

    Subcommittee Breakout Meetings

    -Dam Safety Subcommittee – Jeff Bernard – Brookfield Renewable Power

    -O&M Subcommittee – Lou Bartolini – Steel Fab

    Safety Survey Results – Scott Klabunde – North American Hydro

    Manitoba Hydro Cyber Security

    Hot Topics Roundtable – Lou Bartolini – Steel Fab

    Hydro Industry Forum – Matt Nocella – NHA

    Hot Topics Roundtable – Lou Bartolini – Steel Fab

    Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation Update – Chris Hayes , CEATI

    Personnel Safety –Ron Zimmer and Brent Robertson, Manitoba Hydro

    Hydro Plant Tour Information – Ron McKinnon, Manitoba Hydro

    Hot Topics Material – Open Discussion

    Group Dinner (Spouses/Guests Welcome)                                         

    Tuesday, September 13   Manitoba Hydro Project Tours 7:00am – 9:00pm

    Northern tour chartered by Calm Air

    * Kettle Generating Station
    * Radisson Converter Station
    * Limestone Generating Station


    Southern tour by motor coach

    * Seven Sisters Generating Station
    * Pointe de Bois Generating Station
    * Pine Falls Generating Station

    Group dinner at Manitoba Hydro’s Headquarters

    Wednesday, September 14


    Subcommittee Reports

    -O&M Report – Lou Bartolini – Steel Fab

    -Dam Safety Report – Jeff Bernard – Brookfield Renewable Power

    Holtwood Expansion Project – Chris Porse, PPL Holtwood

    U.S.A.  and Canada  –  Panel Discussion on Dam Safety

    Bill Allerton, Deputy Director, Division of Dam Safety & Inspections  – FERC

    Caius Priscu, Ph.D, P. Eng.  –  Canadian Dam Association

    Concluding Comments

    -Next Meeting

    Adjourn 11:30