Building on the success of past industry-open events, the 2019 CEATI Hydropower and Stations Conference will bring electrical professionals from the areas of hydropower and stations under the same roof at the Westin La Paloma in beautiful Tucson, AZ.
Comprised of two co-located industry tracks, hydropower and stations, this event will provide an open forum for information exchange with a focus on technical presentations and experiences.
The electric utility industry is undergoing major changes which are influencing the way energy and capacity services are provided and power systems are planned.
Hydropower has been used to provide low variable cost energy, flexibility, and grid reliability for many years. However, this traditional role is being challenged by the growing presence of intermittent renewables, low cost natural gas, low load growth, excess capacity, and market uncertainty, which are creating pressures to reduce operating and maintenance costs and restrain capital expenditures that are necessary to address issues of operational risk and aging infrastructure.
These major changes require the best available knowledge to improve planning, operations, and maintenance, and an understanding of the risks associated with potential failure modes and associated consequences.
There are many lessons to be learned from past experiences in order to best manage the future uncertainties and the evolving role of hydro in power system operations.
Hydropower Track 1: Value and Flexibility of Hydropower in Grid Dispatch and Reliability
Hydropower Track 2: Learning from International Experience, Best Practices, Incidents, and Failures
Hydropower Track 3: Hydro Equipment Reliability
This conference will explore initiatives that are changing traditional methods of collecting and analyzing large amounts of data and of gathering evidence of wear or degradation of equipment.
- Gather information on techniques, technologies, and tools employed in analyzing the performance of substation assets.
- Identify opportunities to improve diagnostic ability to increase station reliability and resiliency, preventing unexpected failures.
- Examine methods and trends in failure analysis to address performance gaps and prevent repeat occurrences.
- Explore new methods of data analytics to recognize trends and identify issues.
- Learn from others who have developed or adopted new methods in performance analysis and diagnostics of station assets.
- Examine the experience of other industries on these topics, for possible application to electric utilities.
- Maintenance of Assets; Needs vs. Options
- Trends in Failure Analysis
- Failure Analysis; Root Cause and Symptoms
- Performance Analysis & Diagnostics
Register by December 17, 2018 and save $50!
This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
CEATI Program Participants
This event is organized in coordination with the following Program Participants.
The Westin La Paloma
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
Reserve by Phone: +1.520.742.6000.
Preferred Rate: $209 USD (plus applicable taxes).
To receive the preferred rate, please mention the special convention rate for the CEATI International Meeting. Preferred rate only available until January 22nd, 2019.
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The event will bring manufacturers and service providers together with key decision-makers in the industry. Each track is coordinated through our participant-driven interest groups and task forces, representing major electrical utilities from across North America and abroad. The event will present an excellent opportunity for targeted networking and exposure to potential clients, including a reception with an open invitation to all exhibitors and conference attendees.
Breaks, Meals & Reception
Both exhibitions will be held concurrently to the conferences, with all breaks and meals will taking place in the exhibition hall. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the event. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Each Exhibitor Registration Includes:
- Two Full Conference Registrations
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- Evening Reception
- Skirted Table, Two Chairs
- Discounted Additional Registrations
- Conference Proceedings Package
Sponsor Benefits Can Include:
- Recognition at Opening of Event Acknowledging Your Support
- Your Materials at the Main Registration Table
- Inclusion of Your Logo and Click-Through Link on Conference Website(s)
- Post-Event Exposure
- Sponsorship of Event Meals or Breaks
- Place Your Organization’s Stand-Up Banner in the Conference Room
Exhibitor & Sponsor Promotional Tool Kit
We wish to extend a warm thank you to those organizations participating as an exhibitor or sponsor at our 2019 Conference! If you have any questions or would like to inquire about additional marketing tools we could make available, please contact us at [email protected]
Download the event logos to add to your company print ads, blogs, e-newsletters, or website.
url to link: www.ceati.com/SPRING2019/
url to link: www.ceati.com/SPRING2019
url to link: www.ceati.com/SPRING2019/
|10 September 2018||Hydropower call for abstracts closes|
|2 October 2018||Stations call for abstracts closes|
|4 December 2018||Award/regret notifications|
|17 December 2018||Early bird price deadline|
|22 January 2019||Preferred hotel rate deadline|
|15 February 2019||Deadline for draft presentations|
|8 March 2019||Deadline for final presentations|
|19-20 March 2019||Hydro & Stations conference|
Presentations should adhere to the Guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted in Power Point format (PPT).
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic form (PDF).
- Page #s must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each Power Point slide.
- Unless otherwise instructed, each presenter will be allocated 45 minutes of presentation time, including 15 minutes for Q&A.
- Presenters may be asked to participate, as Panelists, in an Open Discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation.
- Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend.
Presentations will take place on March 19 & 20, 2019.
Please submit your presentation the appropriate contact person listed below.
Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise Presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) hour in advance of their scheduled presentation time.
Hydro Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Miles Bell at [email protected]
Stations Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Andrew Barrett at [email protected]
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