Definition Sheet



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

T172700 0395
Hydraulic Generating Station Equipment Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Guide
T172700 0394
Hydro Generator Stator Winding Flammability Study
T142700 0379B
Phase 2 - Operation of Hydro Generators with Bypassed Stator Coils
T092700 0367
Technology Review: hydroAMP Program Management
T082700 0356
Dissection, Condition Assessment and Analysis of Windings Taken From Failed In Service Units
T112700 0384
Technology Review: Penstock Task Force
T112700 0374
Technology Review: Asset Management Maturity Matrix
T162700 0393
Penstock Maintenance and Repair Guide
T182700 0397
TR: Best Practice Guide for the Operation and Maintenance of Cranes and Lifting Equipment

Completed Projects

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
T142700 0390
Hydro Generator Rewind Guide
T132700 0388
Penstock Inspection and Assessment Guide
T122700 0386
Commissioning Guide for Hydroelectric Generating Stations
T122700 0385
Electrical Overhaul Guide for Hydroelectric Turbine Generators
T112700 0379
Phase 1 - Operation of Hydro Generators with Bypassed Stator Coils
T122700 0381
Technology Review: Hydroelectric Turbine-Generator Units Guide for Erection Tolerances and Shaft System Alignment (Update)
T122700 0382
Technology Review: Criteria for the Identification and Selection of Environmentally Acceptable (EA) Lubricants
See all reports

Webinar Library

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
AMTF: Performing a Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2017
hydroAMP Training Webinar - Generator
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2017
AMTF: 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
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2016
How to Start out on your Journey to Excellence with Ruth Wallsgrove of Turner and Townsend
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2015
Upcoming Events
HPLIG Dissolved Oxygen Working Group Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
April 2018 in Atlanta, GA
HPLIG Fall 2018 Workshop and General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2018 in Bellevue, WA
Spring 2019 Industry Conference
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
March 2019