The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness among Northwest utilities, policymakers, planners and environmental advocates of the state of pumped storage hydro technology, the history of pumped storage hydro planning/development in the region, the potential role for pumped storage hydro as a capacity and flexibility resource in the Northwest, and its estimated costs and operating economics.

9:00 AMWelcome - Elliot Mainzer, Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy
Bonneville Power Administration
9:15 AMSession 1: Pumped Storage Technology - The State of the Art
9:45 AMSession 2: Pumped Storage Operation in the West
  • Manho Yeung, Director of Integrated Resource Planning
    Pacific Gas & Electric
    Helms Pumped Storage Hydro Plant 
  • Mark Jones, Manager of Federal Hydro Projects
    Bonneville Power Administration
    Banks Lake Pumped Storage Hydro Plant (Grand Coulee Dam) 
10:45 AMSession 3: Pumped Storage Development in the West
  • Robert Klein, Chief Financial Officer
    Symbiotics, LLC
    Proposed Pumped Storage Hydro Projects 
  • Gil Tam, Principal Consultant
    Electric Power Group, LLC
    Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydro Project
NOONLunch Break - on your own
1:30 PMSession 3 (Continued): Pumped Storage Development in the West
  • Jeff Auser, Vice President, Generation Development - U.S. 
    Brookfield Renewable Power
    Proposed Pumped Storage Hydro Project 
  • Scott Tillman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    NSC Smelter, LLC
    Proposed Pumped Storage Hydro Projects
  • Amy Petersen, Manager, Energy Strategy Department
    Turlock Irrigation District, 
    Red Mountain Bar Pumped Storage Project
  • David Kates, Project Manager
    The Nevada Hydro Company
    Lake Elsinore Advanced Pump Storage Project
3:00 PMSession 4: Pumped Storage and Integration of Renewable Resources
  • Steve Barton, Duty Scheduling
    Bonneville Power Administration
  • David Hawkins, Lead Renewables Power Engineer
    California ISO 
4:00 PMAdjourn