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


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
T192700 03/102B
Technology Review: Guide to Ensuring Quality for Manufacturing and Installation of Hydroelectric Plant Equipment
T192700 03/101
Best Practice Guide for Maintaining Hydro Generating Station Power System Electrical Connections
T192700 0354B
Technology Review: Update to Mechanical Overhaul Guide for Hydroelectric Turbine Generators
T182700 03/104
Technology Review: Establishing a Standard Methodology to Evaluate Start/stop and Cycling Costs and Impacts
T172700 0394
Hydro Generator Stator Winding Flammability Study
T142700 0379B
Phase 2 - Operation of Hydro Generators with Bypassed Stator Coils
T132700 0367
hydroAMP Consolidated Guide: Hydropower Asset Condition Assessments Revision 2.0
T112700 0374
Technology Review: Asset Management Maturity Matrix

Completed Projects


T182700 03/103
Technology Review: 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 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
T162700 0393
Hydraulic Generating Station Penstock Maintenance and Repair Reference Manual
T162700 0392
Technology Review: Hydro Turbine Generator Vibration and Balancing Field Guide
T152700 0391
Technology Review: Hydro Turbine Generator Start/Stop Cost Study
T142700 0389
Vibration and Alarm Settings for Hydro Machines with Hydrodynamic Guide Bearings
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Webinars

Webinar Library

EIM - Seattle City Light Joining the Market
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September 2020
Generation Condition and Performance Monitoring RFI (Results, Conclusions and Next Steps)
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July 2020
Condition Assessment
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June 2020
Turlough Hill Pumped Storage Plant
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June 2020
GE - Response to COVID-19
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May 2020
EIM - Managing Energy Market Participation Through Outage Cards
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May 2020
Automatic Combination (CAM) Curve Optimizing System for Kaplan and Bulb Turbines
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March 2020
Asset Integrity Management of Vintage Penstocks Using Modern Engineering Analysis
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March 2020
Breathing New Life Into Old Penstocks
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March 2020
Data Driven Decisions for Emergency Repairs and Operations of Hydraulic Dam Structures
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March 2020
Development of a Mobile Sensor Platform for Water Quality Monitoring
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March 2020
Improving Earthquake and Other Emergency Resiliance and Recovery of Hydroelectric Facilities
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March 2020
Magnetic Balancing System Removing Unbalanced Magnetic Pull
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March 2020
Matahina – Solving Generator Rotor Vibration & Structural Issues
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March 2020
Rotating Equipment Fleet Screening and Risk Assessment Using Partial Discharge Analysis Tools
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March 2020
Spring Mounted Hydro Generator Rims, Theory and a Case Study in Replacement
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March 2020
Hydrogenerator Visual Inspections - An Outdated Tool?
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March 2020
Flexible Operations Facilitated by AEP’s Battery Storage Project at Buck-Byllesby
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March 2020
Hybrid Hydropower and Energy Storage Systems
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March 2020
Investigation on Partial Discharge Activity and Insulation Life of a Large Hydro Generator
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March 2020
Predictive Software for Sustainable Hydropower Operations at Enel Green Power
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March 2020
Southern California Welcome Address - System Transformation Challenges and Opportunities
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March 2020
Spillgate Testing - Effects on Operations, Plant Reliability, and Dam Safety
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March 2020
Stator Winding Insulation Evaluation
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January 2020
Bypassed Stator Coils: Presentation of Findings
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August 2019
EIM Webinar: Putting Together a Master File
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August 2019
hydroAMP Training Webinar: Turbines
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June 2019
Bridging the Gap Between Asset Management and Maintenance Planning
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June 2019
Combining Dendrochronology and River Policy to Improve Water Reliability in the Tennessee Valley
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March 2019
IHA Case Study: Implementing the Hydropower Climate Resilience Guidelines
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March 2019
Modeling Day Ahead Hydropower Flexibility in RiverWare
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March 2019
Capturing the Opportunity of Hydropower Ramping while Ensuring Public Safety * Audio Only *
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March 2019
Integrating Variable Resources within the EIM
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March 2019
Hydropower Operations in the IESO Market
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March 2019
How Changes in the Generation Mix in Iceland have Affected the Price of Flexibility
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March 2019
Panel Discussion: Pumped Storage Potential and New Developments
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March 2019
Preparing for Large Scale Grid Transformation: Importance of Synchronous Condenser Operation
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March 2019
Vibration & Balancing Workshop #2
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October 2018
Vibration & Balancing Workshop #1
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October 2018
hydroAMP Transition Team Webinar: Data Improvement Training
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September 2018
Blockchain and the Utility Sector
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August 2018
QA/QC Webinar
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June 2018
hydroAMP Web Application Training Webinar
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May 2018
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Cranes
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August 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Circuit Breakers - Case Study with Tier 1 and Tier 2 Scoring
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May 2017
Performing a Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis
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April 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Generator
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April 2017
KPI Depiction for Asset Management Capability and Asset Strategy
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March 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Turbines
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February 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Transformers
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September 2016
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Using hydroAMP for Condition Assessment of Hydropower Equipment
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August 2016
How to Start out on your Journey to Excellence
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August 2015
Upcoming Events
DSIG European Working Group Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
August 2020
EIM - Seattle City Light Joining the Market
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2020 in Seattle City Light
HPLIG Fall 2020 General Meeting
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September 2020 in Online Webmeeting
HPLIG OEM Fall 2020 Workshop
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September 2020
2021 Hydropower Conference
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March 2021 in Palm Springs, CA
HPLIG Fall 2021 General Meeting
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September 2021 in Seattle, WA
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