Eaton Showcasing Power Management, Electrical Modernization Solutions for Hydropower Utilities at HydroVision Booth #4057 from July 15 through 17

Date: July 15, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton will showcase an expanded portfolio of solutions and services for hydropower generation customers at HydroVision International 2015 booth #4057, from July 15 through 17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Eaton provides a wide range of solutions and life extension services designed to help optimize the performance of new and existing hydropower utilities. At the event, Eaton will also deliver presentations focused on improving the performance of aging equipment and increasing profitability through continuous minimum flow projects.

“Most hydropower facilities have the opportunity to greatly reduce operating costs by modernizing aging infrastructure to improve reliability, efficiency and safety,” said John Gadbury, utility segment manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton. “With a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and geographically diverse engineering network, Eaton is well positioned to help hydropower generation plants of any size extend the life of existing assets and meet evolving regulatory requirements.”

On Wednesday, July 15, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Eaton’s Kevin Quirion, project engineer and manager, will discuss a new profitability model for hydro generation. The session, titled, “A Business Case to Capitalize on Continuous Minimum Flow Requirements,” will be co-presented by Bob Gates, executive vice president of operations at Eagle Creek Renewable Energy and will explore the success of a recent continuous minimum flow project at the Rio Dam on the Mongaup River in Lumberland, New York.

On Thursday, July 16, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., Eaton’s Larry Yonce, product line manager, will explain how a digital educational program can help operations and maintenance personnel optimize equipment performance and extend the useful life of generation assets to enhance the performance of aging power systems.

The presentation, titled, “Advanced Condition-Based Maintenance in Hydro Generation Power Plants: Powerful Visual Training Helps Optimize Performance of Aging Equipment,” is part of the conference’s poster gallery track – which features highly specialized topics suited for in-depth discussion. Yonce will be available during the session to explain the presentation in detail, and an educational poster will remain up the entire day for viewing.

At booth #4057, Eaton will also showcase a range of power management solutions designed to help hydropower customers improve reliability, efficiency and safety, including:
  • Low voltage circuit breaker replacement and reconditioning solutions
  • Motor control centers including FlashGard® technology, which incorporates industry-leading technology to enhance personnel safety and protect equipment from the dangers of arc flash
  • Medium voltage VCP-WG generator breakers that interrupt high fault currents of power systems
  • Operator control and display consoles

To learn more about Eaton’s solutions and services for hydropower facilities, visit

Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry. Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle, whether design, build or support. To learn more, visit

HydroVision is the world’s largest hydropower conference and exhibition. It is a five-day training and networking event that includes workshops, seminars, briefings and meetings of hydro organizations. To learn more and register, visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Mark Horner
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