April 6, 2011
Hydro Research Foundation Attends the National Hydropower Association Conference
The Hydro Research Foundation attended the National Hydropower Association meeting in Washington D.C. from April 4-6. Two of the current Fellows, John Petrie and Jonathan Lamontagne were in attendance along with the Program Manager Deborah Linke and Grant Coordinator Brenna Vaughn.
HRF was invited to speak during the opening plenary session where Deborah Linke gave a summary and update of the program as well as introduced John Petrie and Jonathan Lamontagne. During the course of the conference the Fellows met with industry leaders, researchers and utilities. The fellowship program was also promoted during the Research and Development Meeting, at the Department of Energy session as well as the HPC meeting. During the conference the program had a table where attendees could learn about the current research, fellows and program partnership. The conference was a large success thanks to the National Hydropower Association’s support.
Pennwell generously supported the program by highlighting the Program in their special conference edition of the NHA conference. The video can be seen by clicking this link.
Deborah Linke speaking during the Opening Plenary Session
John Petrie, Jonathan Lamontagne and Deborah Linke posing for official conference
Brenna Vaughn helping at the HRF Booth
July 30th 2010
Hydro Research Foundations Fellows meeting
The Hydro Research Foundations Fellows met July 26-30th in Charlotte, NC for their first Fellows Roundtable and HydroVision. The fellows spent a day at hosted by Duke Energy learning about Conventional Hydro and Pumped Storage. They also attended a Fellows Dinner hosted by Southern Company, NHA, and HPPi. On July 27th the Fellows presented their research objectives to an audience of industry experts and Department of Energy employees. All of the fellows spent the remainder of the week attending HydroVision.
Pictured from left to right: John Petrie, Linda Church-Ciocci (Executive Director of HRF), Jordan Kern, Ann Marie Larquier, Michael George, Minal Parekh, Adam Witt, Marina Kopytkovskiy, Jonathon Lamontagne, Justin Hannon, Brenna Vaughn (Administrator for HRF grant), and Deborah Linke (Program Director for HRF).
Hydropower generates enough electricity to meet the needs of about 35 million residential customers.