Definition Sheet (PDF)
Overview
HOPIG

Although hydraulic generation has evolved through many decades of technological change and environmental regulation, it continues to demonstrate an enviable track record of outstanding performance. It now operates in a world of unparalleled change with new paradigms which include: the competitive pressures of deregulation; increasing consumer reliance on hydropower’s relative low cost and greenhouse gas emission-free source of energy; high stakeholder expectations; and ever increasing investor, government and public scrutiny. Many of the changes and challenges facing the industry such as climate variability and greenhouse gas emissions are beyond the control but impact the hydropower water manager.

The long term strategic direction of this group will be to develop new and innovative technological approaches and options to support the role of the water manager in managing and enhancing the underlying fundamental value of the industry, and to provide a knowledge-based leading edge technological resource to assist the hydropower industry in meeting its many new challenges.

Topics and Issues:

  • Watershed Management
  • Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Data Acquisition, Validation and Dissemination
  • Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures
  • Planning, Operation and Risk Management
  • Hydropower Operation and Environmental Concerns
  • Waterways and Public Safety
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio
Webinars

Webinar Library

EIM Working Group - NorthWestern Experiences on Joining EIM & Roundtable Discussion
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2021
Inflow Forecasting Working Group Webinar - Cooking in the Kitchen with Rio Tinto Webinar
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2021
HOPIG & DSIG Climate Change Working Group Webinar – Climate-Informed Flood Design Values for Dam Construction & Maintenance
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May 2021
HOPIG Project #0433 Streamflow Assessment Toolkit for Changing Conditions - Training Webinar Session
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April 2021
HOPIG & DSIG Climate Change Working Group Webinar - Extreme Precipitation and Climate Change: Observations and Projections
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April 2021
EIM Webinar - Hydro Operations and Bidding in the California Energy Imbalance Market
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April 2021
Using the HOPIG Hydropower Operations and Planning Maturity Matrix
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March 2021
Project Update Deep Dive – #0434 Competition for Emerging Inflow Forecast Technologies
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March 2021
Use of Decision Support Modelling and Optimization
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March 2021
Project Update Deep Dive – #0433 Streamflow Assessment Toolkit for Changing Conditions
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March 2021
Panel Discussion – COVID-19 Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Utility Perspective
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March 2021
Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Oroville; a Practical Approach to Integrating Climate Science
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February 2021
Inflow Forecasting - An Overview of BC Hydro’s Inflow Forecasting System
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January 2021
USDOE - Integration of Power System
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November 2020
Ouranos & OPG - Integration of Power System
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November 2020
Inflow Forecasting - BC Hydro’s Business Case for Replacing Gauges
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November 2020
CCORA Process Change Webinar Session
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September 2020
Inflow Forecasting - Cooking in the Kitchen with Hydro-Quebec
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September 2020
EIM - Seattle City Light & Their Experience Joining the CAISO Market
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September 2020
CCORA - USACE Non Stationary Detection Tool
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August 2020
CCORA – Snowmelt-Informed IDF Curves and Implications Under Climate Change Conditions
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June 2020
Inflow Forecasting Working Group - Data Assimilation
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May 2020
EIM - Managing Energy Market Participation Through Outage Cards
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May 2020
Inflow Forecasting Webinar - Cooking in the Kitchen with TVA
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April 2020
Climate Change Best Practices for Hydropower Practitioners
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December 2019
Hydrometeorological Data and Information Portal
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November 2019
KPI Working Group Webinar #9: Adequacy and Availability of Tools to Measure Performance
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September 2019
Inflow Forecasting: Inflow Forecasting Capabilities
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September 2019
EIM Webinar: Putting Together a Master File
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August 2019
KPI Working Group Webinar #8: Outage KPIs
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June 2019
Inflow Forecasting Working Group Webinar: Cooking in the Kitchen with BPA
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May 2019
KPI Working Group Webinar #7: Quality of Non-Dispatchable Resources Forecasting
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April 2019
KPI Working Group Webinar #6: Quality of Load Forecasts
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February 2019
KPI Working Group Webinar #5: Hindcasting
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November 2018
KPI Working Group Webinar #4: Quality of Plant Data
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September 2018
KPI Working Group Webinar #3: Daily Operations Reports
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August 2018
Blockchain and the Utility Sector
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August 2018
Non-Stationary Hydroclimatic Processes
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July 2018
Statistical Roadmap
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July 2018
KPI Working Group Webinar #2: Real-time Generation Resource Management at BC Hydro
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May 2018
KPI Working Group Webinar #1: Quality of Hydrological Forecasts/Forecast Verification
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April 2018
HOPIG FDSWG
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September 2015
HOPIG FDSWG
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June 2015
HOPIG FDSWG
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October 2014
HOPIG FDSWG
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August 2014
HOPIG FDSWG
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June 2014
Upcoming Events
HOPIG & DSIG Climate Change Working Group Webinar - Extreme Precipitation and Climate Change: Observations and Projections
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
April 2021 in NOAA
HOPIG Project #0433 Streamflow Assessment Toolkit for Changing Conditions - Training Webinar Session
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
April 2021 in Artelys
HOPIG & DSIG Climate Change Working Group Webinar – Climate-Informed Flood Design Values for Dam Construction & Maintenance
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
May 2021 in Hydro-Quebec & Ouranos
Inflow Forecasting Working Group Webinar - Cooking in the Kitchen with Rio Tinto Webinar
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
May 2021 in Rio Tinto
EIM Working Group - NorthWestern Experiences on Joining EIM & Roundtable Discussion
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
July 2021 in NorthWestern Energy
HOPIG Fall 2021 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2021 in GoToWebinar
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