Digitalisation & Hydropower

Sponsored by: International Water Power & Dam Construction

Focused on:

  • Digitalisation
  • Hydropower
  • Technology

Date: 27 July


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How digitalisation is transforming the hydropower sector

Digitalisation has become one of the buzz words to take on greater significance in recent years, but just how is the hydropower industry embracing this revolutionary concept? The performance of turbines, plants and equipment are expected to be improved through the use of new digital controls, while digital software could play a vital role in helping hydropower projects to work more efficiently with other renewable technologies by supporting operations and decision making.

This new webinar will look at how digitalisation is bringing in a wave of new technologies, and how digital twins could be the key to future operations. It will investigate how digital control systems can optimise reservoir management and maximise revenues for power producers.

Attendees will also learn how equipment manufacturers are embracing digitalisation as a way to widen their scope of services, and how digitalisation could be instrumental in the modernisation of the existing fleet of hydropower facilities.

The future is becoming digital, and this webinar will give you the chance to hear from those in the industry who have already embraced technology and moved their projects to become more automated, achieving higher efficiency and improving operations.

Presented by

Gabriel Llort,

VP at Stantec and Electrical Practice Leader

He has been a lead consultant and project manager on several hydroelectric projects for more than 38 years. He is currently the PM on the 1000MW Mangla Hydro Refurb Powerplant. He will be speaking on Designing an Integrated System of Hardware and Software Components to support the digitalization of hydroelectric powerplants.

Cédric Bureau,

Product & Growth Leader – Hydro Digital Solutions, GE Renewable Energy

Cédric Bureau is the global product & growth leader for digital hydro solutions, part of GE Renewable Energy’s digital services portfolio. He joined this position in 2017 to launch this new product line, which uniquely combines GE’s OEM expertise and digital technologies. Since then, he has been working closely with early-adopters on enhancing the maintenance and replacement strategy of their aging hydro plants and on enabling more flexible operations. Today, well-known hydro industry leaders such as BC Hydro, EDP, ENEL, or NYPA are benefiting from GE’s digital solutions.

Previously, Cédric worked 9 years at Engie, the French utility, where he took part to another digital venture related to demand side management. He holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Eric Guilleminot,

Technical Principal Hydropower, Mott MacDonald

Eric Guilleminot graduated in Civil Engineering (Master’s in Hydropower, Dams, Hydraulics and Structures) in 1992, and worked for several international consulting companies before joining Mott MacDonald Singapore in 2016. During his career, Eric has worked on a wide range of schemes, including some with very high discharge capacity spillways, high dams, reservoirs, pump storage plants and powerhouses equipped with all types of turbines. He is currently the Technical Principal Hydropower for Mott MacDonald. Eric is providing technical direction to the consultancy’s global hydropower resource, while working with other senior colleagues to make sure Technical Excellence is maintained and staff continue to develop professionally.

Mario Gonzalez Cerro,

Sales Manager for LATAM at Bentley

Jörg Lochschmidt,

Vice President Digital Hydro at Voith

Joerg Lochschmidt graduated in 2007 from the University of Applied Science in Ulm, Germany with a German Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. (FH) degree in industrial engineering and management. In 2007 he started his career as a Product Manager at the headquarters of Voith Hydro in Heidenheim, Germany. Between 2007 and 2016 he executed various projects as a Project and Business Development Manager within the small hydro division at Voith. At the present he is holding the position of a Vice President Digital Hydro at the Corporate of Voith Hydro Holding in Heidenheim.

Key Learning Objectives


    • Hydropower Engineer
    • Consultant Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Design Engineer
    • Contracts Manager
    • Site Manager
    • Plant Service Engineer
    • Managing Director
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • President
    • Technology Officer
    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Head of Sales
    • Engineering Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Head of Operations