Conference programme: day one

25 October 2001


Session chairman: Geoff Sims, vice president icold and consultant with Brown & Root, UK.

Welcome by Sue Pritchard, Editor, International Water Power & Dam Construction.

Rehabilitation of dams in the Czech Republic - Mr Broza, president of the Czech National Committee of ICOLD.

Czech Technical University of Prague (speaker to be confirmed).

Keynote speech by conference chairman, Geoff Sims.

The World Bank's perspective – Alessandro Palmieri, senior dams specialist, the World Bank, US.

Hydro power in the Czech Republic– Jiri Cerny, director hydro power, CEZ, Czech Republic.

10.30-11.00 COFFEE


Session chairman: Niels Nielsen, BC Hydro, Canada

Most hydroelectric utilities are still run as cost control centres, even when operating in a deregulated or re-regulated energy market environment. There are significant opportunities to increase value from existing hydro plants through improved operations and replacing ageing assets with more modern, more efficient designs. This panel will look at trends in North America and Western Europe and explain how they may be applicable to Eastern Europe.

Panellists: Niels Nielsen, BC Hydro, Canada; Deborah Linke, US Bureau Reclamation, US; epri, US; Speaker from a major western European hydro power group

1.00-2.15 LUNCH

2.15-3.15 TECHNICAL PROGRAMME: Eastern European Perspectives

Chairman: Jan Tosnar, Hydropol, Czech Republic.

Introduction by Ladislav Satrapa, secretary CZCOLD.

Upgrading hydro power generators, risk handling and quality assurance: experiences from the Daugava river upgrade project - K Vik, Norplan AS, Norway.

Rehabilitation and uprating of hydro power plants in Serbia - P Vuckovic, O Zdravic & D Grujic, Energoprojekt-Hidroinzenijering, Yugoslavia.

Upgrading potential of pump turbines shown at Dalesice and Zarnowiec projects - M Sallaberger, va-tech EWZ, Switzerland and W Thoma, VA Tech EWR, Germany.

3.15-3.45 COFFEE

3.45-5.00 TECHNICAL PROGRAMME: Eastern European Perspectives (continued)

Chairman: Jan Tosnar, Hydropol, Czech Republic.

Uprating and refurbishment of Dalesice pumped storage plant, unit #3 - J Spidla & L Stegner Jr, CKD, Czech Republic.

Application of low and structural analysis in the process of Kaplan turbine rehabilitation - A Skoták & L Lhotáková, CKD Blansko Engineering as, Czech Republic.

Uprating and refurbishment of Czech power plants equipped with medium-sized Francis turbines - M Koudelka, CKD, Czech Republic.

Rehabilitation and uprating of Pracov hydro power project - Alois Krejci and Milan Stroner, Hydropol, Czech Republic.


Join the IWP&DC team and experience some traditional Czech culture. Take the opportunity to relax and meet up with old and new acquaintances.

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