In addition to the conference sessions and exhibition for HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil 2012 events, attendees also have the opportunity to participate in three co-located workshops. All workshops take place right at the RioCentro, the venue for DistribuTECH Brasil and HydroVision Brasil.
Separate registration is required for each course in the Utility University.
The objective of this one-day workshop is to discuss the main aspects of safety, major responsibilities in
design and selection of equipment, and maintenance and operation of hydromechanical equipment.
Paulo Erbisti, Consultant Engineer, Acqua Engenharia, Ltda., Brazil, and Ticao Siguemoto, Technology
Manager, Bardella, S.A., Brazil
No Charge for individuals registering as conference delegates to either HydroVision Brasil,
DistribuTECH Brasil, or both.
US$100 for individuals attending the workshop only or individuals registering as exhibit only for either
HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil, or both.
Refreshment breaks and lunch included.
- Lessons learned from failures and accidents
- Guidelines for improving the safety of equipment
- Review of concepts of costs and benefits
- Effects on the performance of hydromechanical equipment and sustainability (including sediment, mud,
logs and fishes)
- How to achieve greater participation of mechanical engineers in the early stages of studies for
arrangement of civil structures and selection of gates, hoists, penstocks and trashracks
- How to recruit and train engineers for hydroelectric projects to meet current high demand
Four high-quality lectures will be presented in the morning, and another four in the afternoon.
After the last presentation of the day, every participant will be invited to actively participate in a “round
table” discussion where the topics of great interest of the workshop will be analyzed and discussed.
The “round table” will generate a positive and frank exchange of ideas regarding topics such as
increasing the safety of equipment, improving performance, establishing guidelines to facilitate and
simplify maintenance and operation, addressing environmental restrictions and new projects, and offering
recommendations for graduation and training professional engineering for hydro projects.
Who should attend?
• Manufacturers and assemblers of hydromechanical equipment
• Professionals responsible for the maintenance and operation of hydromechanical equipment
• Operators of power generation plants
Professionals working on hydropower project feasibility studies, basic and executive projects,
planning and financing
• Civil contractors
• Independent consultants
• Engineering consulting firms
• Entrepreneurs, banks and funding agencies
• University professors and students
Robert Uluski, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), United States
Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector, Electric Power
Research Institute (EPRI), United States
Acher Mossé, International Executive Director for Latin America, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI),
Nelson Kagan, Professor, University of São Paulo
Registration: US $350
Refreshment break and lunch included.
Today’s electric distribution systems depend on intelligent field devices and control systems to maintain
maximum efficiency, reliability and performance without compromising safety and protection of distribution
assets. These intelligent field devices and systems must perform properly in an increasingly dynamic operating
environment resulting from high penetrations of distributed generating resources, significant new loads such as
electric vehicle chargers, and the growing need for improved efficiency and energy conservation.
Distribution control center operators are transitioning from mostly manual, paper-driven processes to computerassisted
decision support systems that help manage this dynamic operating environment and the growing array
of intelligent field devices and information sources.
This course provides information utilities need to plan, implement, and commission Distribution Management
Systems (DMS) and Distribution Automation (DA) facilities that will work in concert to achieve these goals and
objectives. The following topics are included:
· DA functions and equipment (Volt/VAR optimization, fault location and isolation, intelligent line switching)
· DMS applications and issues (on-line power flow, state estimation, switch order management, contingency
analysis, and others)
· Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) with DA/DMS
· Interfaces to external systems
· DA/DMS business case
· Implementation strategies for success
Who should attend this course?
Electric utility operators, engineers and managers who are involved in the operation, design and optimization
of electric distribution systems. This course will be especially interesting and valuable to electric distribution
companies that are implementing or planning to implement DA/DMS in the near future, Participants should
have a basic understanding of electric distribution system design and distribution system operations (including
field operations and control center operations) operation and design, operation, and protection. Some working
knowledge of the enterprise systems that interface with and support DMS operation is also beneficial.
Refreshment breaks and lunch included.
The objective of this half-day workshop is to discuss the latest developments in hydraulic design and the current trends for Kaplan turbines and powerhouse optimization, aligning the expectations from customers with the manufacturer's strategy, focused on the changes in the market.
|8:30 AM – 9:00 AM||Reception|
|9:00 AM – 9:20 AM||Opening Keynote: Eng. Werner Lacher, Voith Brasil
|9:20 AM – 9:45 AM||Low Head Hydraulic Machines: Developments in the Hydraulic Design and Modern Trends|
|Dr. Thomas Aschenbrenner, Voith Alemanha
|9:45 AM – 10:10 AM||Kaplan machines - Hydraulic Performance and Model Test
|Speaker to be confirmed
Eng. Humberto Gissoni, Voith Brasil
|10:10 AM – 10:30 AM||Coffee Break|
|10:30 AM – 10:55 AM||Kaplan Machines - Construction and Operation: EDP's Experience|
|Eng. Lino Yassuda, EDP
Speaker to be Confirmed, Andrade Gutierrez
Eng. Edgardo Balestieri, Voith Brasil
|10:55 AM – 11:20 AM||Low Head Powerplants: Power House Optimization
|Eng. Lailton Vieira Xavier, Engevix
Eng. Luiz Américo Rogo, Camargo Correa
MSc. Eng Rafael Lopes, Voith Brasil
|11:20 AM – 12:15 PM||Panel discussion: Low head Powerplants:
- Needs, trends and expectations from customer side
- Alignment with Manufacturer's Strategy
- Changes in the Market
|Dr. Manuel Gonçalves, Voith Brasil - Moderator
Eng. Fernando Ribas, Tractebel
Eng. Fernando Augusto, CEMIG
Eng. Jorge Andriguetto Junior, Copel
Eng. Cid Horta, Eletronorte
Sr. Edwaldo Tamberg, Odebrecht
|12:15 PM – 12:30 PM||Closing|
|Dr. Manuel Gonçalves, Voith Brasil
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||Lunch|