Definition Sheet (PDF)

 

Overview
HPLIG

The hydro-electric industry’s highly competitive environment places a growing need on safe, environmental and cost effective production. There is also an increasing emphasis on the requirement for capital investments in equipment and parts replacement to ensure outage times for equipment repair and maintenance are optimized.

Return on investment will need to be protected and enhanced in part by program improvements such as refurbishment or replacement of inefficient units with new high efficiency ones; improvements in the design of intake, flow passage and tailrace hydraulics; and better tools for measuring productivity improvements achieved with planned initiatives.

Further ongoing reductions of capital outlay to ensure the continued production of low cost energy will require the development of improved maintenance and repair techniques. Such techniques are seen as using new processes and materials to extend equipment life. These procedures can speed the repair process to reduce outage times, while condition assessment, equipment diagnosis, and monitoring can optimize “just in time” maintenance.

HPLIG Strategic Direction:

  • Hydropower Technology
  • Capital and Maintenance Investment
  • Maintenance Programming & Reliability Performance
  • Monitoring
  • Workforce Productivity & Safety
  • Environmental Performance
  • Regulatory Affairs
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

Ongoing Projects


T212700 03/111
Technology Review: Technical Specification Guides to Support the Procurement of Major Hydraulic Plant Equipment
T212700 03/110
Technology Review: Environmentally Acceptable Oil Test Program
T202700 03/109
Hydraulic Generating Station Balance of Plant Maintenance Catalogue
T202700 03/108
Gates Inspection and Maintenance Guide
T202700 03/107
Development of Hydro Plant Bushings and Seals Best Practices
T202700 03/106
Technology Review: Hydraulic Generation Stations Machine Condition Monitoring and Control Equipment
T182700 03/104
Technology Review: Establishing a Standard Methodology to Evaluate Start/stop and Cycling Costs and Impacts
T132700 0367
hydroAMP Consolidated Guide: Hydropower Asset Condition Assessments Revision 2.1
T112700 0374
Technology Review: Asset Management Maturity Matrix

Completed Projects


T192700 0354B
Technology Review: Update to Mechanical Overhaul Guide for Hydroelectric Turbine Generators
T192700 03/102B
Technology Review: Guide to Ensuring Quality for Manufacturing and Installation of Hydroelectric Plant Equipment: Equipment Application
T192700 03/101
Best Practice Guide for Maintaining Hydro Generating Station Power System Electrical Connections
T182700 03/103
Testing Plan for Environmentally Acceptable Hydro Plant Oils
T182700 03/102A
Technology Review: Guide to Ensuring Quality for Manufacturing and Installation of Hydroelectric Plant Equipment: What It Is, Why Do It and How
T182700 0398
Commissioning Guide for Hydroelectric Generating Stations - Auxiliary Systems and Equipment
T172700 0396
Best Practices in the Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Spillway Gates in Northern Climates
T182700 0397
Technology Review: Best Practice Guide for the Operation and Maintenance of Cranes and Lifting Equipment
T172700 0395
Hydraulic Generating Station Equipment Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Guide
T172700 0394
Hydro Generator Stator Winding Flammability Study
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Webinars

Webinar Library

Vibration Standards for the Hydro Industry; A Comprehensive Review & Comparison
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2021
EIM Working Group - NorthWestern Experiences on Joining EIM & Roundtable Discussion
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2021
Chesterton Kaplan Turbine Blade Sealing
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2021
EIM Working Group - Hydro Operations and Bidding in the California Energy Imbalance Market
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2021
EPFL Technology Platform for Hydraulic Machines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2021
Panel Discussion – COVID-19 Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Utility Perspective
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2021
The Quality Assurance Process: Addressing Topics of Interest to Owners and Operators of Hydroelectric Plants
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
December 2020
On-Line Field Winding Temperature Measurements
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2020
Penstock Digital Twin at Turlough Hill
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2020
Holistic Approach Towards Winding Specification
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2020
EIM - Seattle City Light & Their Experience Joining the CAISO Market
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2020
Generation Condition and Performance Monitoring RFI (Results, Conclusions and Next Steps)
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2020
Condition Assessment
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
Turlough Hill Pumped Storage Plant
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
GE - Response to COVID-19
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2020
EIM - Managing Energy Market Participation Through Outage Cards
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2020
Drone Inspection Inside Penstocks
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2020
Penstock Leak Detection
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2020
Stator Winding Insulation Evaluation
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
January 2020
Bypassed Stator Coils: Presentation of Findings
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2019
EIM Webinar: Putting Together a Master File
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2019
hydroAMP Training Webinar: Turbines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2019
Bridging the Gap Between Asset Management and Maintenance Planning
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2019
Probabilistic Methods for Penstock Assessment
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2019
hydroAMP Transition Team Webinar: Data Improvement Training
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2018
Blockchain and the Utility Sector
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2018
QA/QC Webinar
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2018
hydroAMP Web Application Training Webinar
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2018
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Cranes
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Circuit Breakers - Case Study with Tier 1 and Tier 2 Scoring
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2017
Performing a Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Generator
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2017
KPI Depiction for Asset Management Capability and Asset Strategy
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Turbines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Transformers
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2016
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Using hydroAMP for Condition Assessment of Hydropower Equipment
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2016
How to Start out on your Journey to Excellence
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2015
Upcoming Events
HPLIG 2021 Exec Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
June 2021 in GoToMeeting
EIM Working Group - NorthWestern Experiences on Joining EIM & Roundtable Discussion
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
July 2021 in NorthWestern Energy
Vibration Standards for the Hydro Industry; A Comprehensive Review & Comparison
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
July 2021 in LDV
HPLIG Fall 2021 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2021 in GoToWebinar
HPLIG OEM Fall 2021 Workshop - Emerging Technologies & Future Business Practices in Hydro
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2021 in GoToWebinar
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