Hydrovision International is the world’s largest hydro industry event, typically attracting over 3,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibiting companies from more than fifty countries. The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources, and helps participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro.
WHERE HYDRO VISIONARIES MEET
Boasting nearly ten networking events over its weeklong event, Hydrovision International brings together hydro professionals interested in all aspects of the industry, including power producers, small hydro, pumped storage, dam safety, government agencies, industry associations, service and product suppliers, regulators, lawyers, original equipment manufacturers and engineering, procurement, and construction firms.
In over sixty sessions, the Hydrovision conference program covers topics around operations and maintenance, civil works and dam safety, policies and regulations, equipment and technology, market trends and asset strategies, and more—all taught by industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators.
Attendees can expect to learn the latest in hydro innovation and best practices in any of three different modes: panel discussions, true interactive discussion of a topic by a panel of experts, guided by a moderator; technical paper presentations, individual speakers present more in-depth content of a technical nature; and poster presentations, where attendees the opportunity to learn about a concept in a small group or one-on-one discussion.
MEET YOUR HOSTS
Utilities play a central role in the hydro industry, and Hydrovision International 2022 is proud to have two host utilities for this year’s event. Denver Water, which owns and operates seven hydroelectric plants in Colorado, and Xcel Energy, which delivers electricity in eight U.S. states.
Denver Water was founded in 1918 and is the Colorado’s largest and oldest water utility, with a service area of more than 335 square miles. A system of reservoirs networked by tunnels and canals provides water to 1.5 million people in Denver and surrounding suburbs. The company’s seven hydroelectric plants generated 52,929 MWh of electricity in 2019. Money from the sale of the power produced is used to offset operating costs, typically saving ratepayers about four million dollars per year. Most of these generators are located at existing water storage facilities, such as Gross Reservoir in Boulder County.
Xcel Energy provides electricity in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin from a mix of biomass, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, and solar facilities, along with coal and natural gas. The company’s total generating capacity exceeds 18,000 MW, and its hydropower portfolio is twenty-six plants with a capacity of 610 MW.
SUPPORTING THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF HYDRO VISIONARIES
Proceeds from multiple events at Hydrovision International go directly back to supporting the hydropower industry. A percentage of the revenue collected from the event’s Waterpower Hydro Basics Course will benefit initiatives put forth by the Hydropower Foundation. Additionally, Hydrovision will once again host its popular annual Woman with Hydro Vision luncheon, which promotes inclusion by highlighting women who have been influential for the hydropower and dams industry.
WHEN: July 12-14, 2022
WHERE: Denver, Colorado