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

Teton Dam Incident Lessons Learned
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February 2020 - November -0001
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
FERC Pilot Semi-Quantitative Risk Analysis of Rhinedollar Dam
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March 2019 - November -0001
Integrated Systems Analysis of USACE Hydropower Facilities on Missouri River
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March 2019 - November -0001
ICOLD International Experiences with Dam Safety
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March 2019 - November -0001
Hardy Hydroelectric Project: Spill Tube Liner and Aspiration System Repair
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March 2019 - November -0001
New Zealand: Seismic Dam Safety
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March 2019 - November -0001
Red Willow Dam: Response to Sinkholes/Cracking on Embankment
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March 2019 - November -0001
Combining Dendrochronology and River Policy to Improve Water Reliability in the Tennessee Valley
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March 2019 - November -0001
IHA Case Study: Implementing the Hydropower Climate Resilience Guidelines
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March 2019 - November -0001
Modeling Day Ahead Hydropower Flexibility in RiverWare
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March 2019 - November -0001
Integrating Variable Resources within the EIM
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March 2019 - November -0001
Hydropower Operations in the IESO Market
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March 2019 - November -0001
How Changes in the Generation Mix in Iceland have Affected the Price of Flexibility
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March 2019 - November -0001
Panel Discussion: Pumped Storage Potential and New Developments
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March 2019 - November -0001
Preparing for Large Scale Grid Transformation: Importance of Synchronous Condenser Operation
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March 2019 - November -0001
Boone Dam Incident Lessons Learned
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March 2019 - November -0001
Impact of Forest Fires on Dam Safety Planning
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March 2019 - November -0001
Maintaining Low Water Levels to Ensure Safety
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March 2019 - November -0001
Oroville Follow-up: Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Results
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March 2019 - November -0001
Panel Discussion: Evolution of Dam Safety Programs Over Time
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March 2019 - November -0001
Taum Sauk Incident Lessons Learned
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March 2019 - November -0001
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
Inflow Forecasting Spring 2020 Working Group Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
March 2020 in Palm Springs, CA
EIM (Energy Imbalance Markets) Spring 2020 Working Group Meeting
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March 2020 in Palm Springs, CA
2020 Hydropower Conference
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Attendance Open to All
March 2020 in Palm Springs, CA
HOPIG Spring 2020 General Meeting
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March 2020 in Palm Springs, CA
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