Building on the success of our past hydro industry workshops held in March
2009, 2011 and 2012, CEATI International's 2013 event will focus on operational
reliability, risk management as well as asset investment planning strategies.
The program will focus on best practices as well as lessons learned from
incidents and failures case histories.
Supported by over 60 hydro utilities from around the world, CEATI's Hydraulic
Plant Life and Dam Safety Interest Groups will combine forces once again to
develop the hydro industry's premier utility and dam owner focused
Managing the risk of owning and operating hydropower projects requires the
best available knowledge to improve reliability, recognize potential failure
modes and understand the associated consequences. It is imperative that dam
and hydro plant owners, regulators and consulting engineers maintain
expertise and knowledge in these important areas. In addition,
communicating with stakeholders and associated tools/strategies have never
been more important.
The retirement of experienced personnel leaves today's hydropower
professionals with fewer opportunities to gain experience. As such, it is
imperative that the combined knowledge of the hydropower community be
shared in order to minimize risks to the public and to hydropower assets.
- Discussion of Inspection Types, Frequencies and Procedures
- Monitoring and Instrumentation: Instrumentation, Data Management and Decision Making
- Recognizing O&M and Other Critical Needs
- Asset Planning Strategies, Tools and Life Cycle Management Techniques
- Analyzing and Determining Adequacy of Structural and Non-Structural Solutions
- Failure Mode Analysis on Gates
- Dam Safety Review of Flow Control Equipment and Systems Engineering
- Alkali–Aggregate Reaction and Civil/Mechanical Engineering Impacts
- Dam Rehabilitation
- Planning for and Managing through Extreme Events
- Review of Incidents, Accidents, Failures, Necessary Remediation Measures and Best Practices
- Role of Human Factors
- Communicating with Stakeholders and Tools/Strategies
- Review of Industry Research and Development Efforts (Past and Current)
- Knowledge Gaps – What Should be Considered?
- Immediate and Future Development Needs to be Discussed and Identified
- Educate each other;
- Provide knowledge and procedures necessary to manage the risks associated with dams and powerhouses;
- Identify areas where additional research may improve our knowledge of potential failure modes (via a system
evaluation and analysis) and identify ways to prevent or mitigate their development;
- Identify ways to assure that the knowledge of the past is available for the future;
- Develop a strategy to ensure the continuation of global communication, coordination and collaboration.