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HydroVisionInternational 2019

HydroVision 2019

Portland, OR
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to Thursday, July 25, 2019

HydroVision International 2019 brings together 3,000+ attendees and more than 320 exhibiting companies from all around the world making it the largest gathering of hydro professionals. HydroVision provides a week of informative hydropower focused meetings that include perspectives on the role of hydropower and issues affecting hydro resources.

Black & Veatch professionals will be among the 350 hydro speakers and will be holding sessions on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Make sure to attend these sessions and visit our booth.

Visit us at booth #8071


Black & Veatch has produced results on more than 500 projects and over 60,000 megawatts in hydropower design.

HydroVision Sessions featuring Black & Veatch Professionals

  • Hans Naeff

    Benefits Obtained through Rehabilitation and Up-grade, #2K2

    Wednesday, July 24, 8:30am-10:00am | Room 11090

    Developing a Public Cost Model for Off-River Pumped Hydro Energy Storage, #2C1

    Wednesday, July 24, 11:00am-12:30pm | B110/111/112



    Stephane Lecina

    Assessing the Operational Health of Aging Penstocks​, #PG-TH01

    Thursday, July 25 11:00am-12:30pm | Conference Lobby




    Jay Anders

    The Modular Powerhouse: Cost Effectively Developing Low Head Hydro, #6K2

    Thursday, July 25, 1:00pm-2:00pm | Room 11090




    Warren Paul

    A Real-World Comparison of Battery and Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Energy Storage Technologies, #5H1

    Thursday, July 25, 3:00pm-4:30pm | Room B114



Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project

Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project

HydroPower and Hydraulic Structures Brochure

Small and Micro Hydropower Brochure

Spillway and Outlet Works Cutsheet

Hydropower Asset Management Brochure

Pumped Energy Storage White Paper

Pumped Storage Hydropower Brochure

Modular Hydropower System Cutsheet

Twin Falls Powerhouse Redevelopment

Iron Mountain, Michigan


There were two primary issues at Twin Falls dam: inadequate spillway capacity and an aging powerhouse. Black & Veatch solved both by providing design and project management. New spillway gates were installed and a new powerhouse was built on the opposite abutment of the dam from the existing plant. By building on the Wisconsin side of the river, the old facility on the Michigan side was able to remain in operation during construction.

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Arlington Outlet HydroPower Project

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX


The Arlington Outlet has a design capacity of 200 million gallons per day (mgd) and is used as a discharge point to supply Lake Arlington. Pressure-reduction valves at the outlet had been burning about 154 feet of head to dissipate energy prior to discharging. Black & Veatch provided permitting, engineering, construction management, and commissioning services, to take advantage of the wasted energy by adding a new hydroelectric turbine generator at the Arlington Outlet.

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Lower Baker Unit 4 Powerhouse

Concrete, WA


A new operating license issued for the Baker River Project called for flow releases from the Lower Baker Dam to improve movement of migratory fish. To help optimize the use of the Baker River water resource for power generation while accommodating the flow release requirement, Black & Veatch designed a new powerhouse and other hydropower components as part of the design-build team for the Lower Baker Unit 4 Powerhouse project.

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Lewis River Fish Passage Systems

Southwest Washington


Clean hydroelectric energy is a key part of many renewable energy portfolios in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Anadromous fish runs in the very rivers that produce hydroelectric energy are a defining characteristic of the unique environment of the region. Two Black & Veatch projects on the Lewis River in southwest Washington are helping to preserve both hydropower capacity and the natural environment.

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About Black & Veatch

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