Hydropower Program

Hydroelectric Research and Technical Services Group Training Possibilities

  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Power Quality
  • Power System Stability (including WSCC and NERC obligations and requirements)
  • Voltage Regulators
  • Governors
  • Personal Protective Safety Grounding
  • O&M Conference
  • Power Managers' Conference
  • Generator and Cable Insulation and Diagnostics related training
  • Doble Training
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • EMF (electromagnetic fields) Issues and Evaluation
  • SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), Dispatch, Area Control
  • Add EPRI training courses
  • Power System Diagnostics
  • National Electrical Code
  • Equipment Clearances and Safety Grounding
  • Generator Inspection and DC Ramp Testing
  • Lubrication Fundamentals
  • Unit Vibration
  • Generator Operation Fundamentals
  • Unit Alignment Training
  • O&M Review Process (electrical and mechanical)
  • FIST Volume Briefings
  • Electrical Drawings
  • Thermal Imaging (IR scanning of electrical/mechanical equipment)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Power System Modeling
  • Penstock and Outlet Works Inspections
  • Supervisory Control Systems
  • Automatic Generation Control
  • Alternating Current Machines
  • Magnetic Field Exposure Seminar
  • Power System Harmonics Seminar
  • Maintenance Management

Most of these seminars, presentations, and classes range from several hours to several days in length and require 1 to 3 days preparation time.

Many of these classes have been presented in the past and can be customized to meet specific client needs. Classes in other areas can also be presented on an as-needed basis. Some examples include remote terminal units, electronics, diagnostics, power system basics and selected topics in power engineering, symmetrical components, switching, hazardous energy management including lockout/tagout, control theory, etc.

Visit the Hydroelectric Research and Technical Services Internet page at http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hydroelectric/


Last Updated: 2/4/16