Introduction to Hydro Energy Logic Modeling Software (HELP-FL), Part II
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM CDT
The HELP software will demonstrate its following capabilities:
Importing of USGS daily streamflow within file HELPUSGS
Perform drainage area ratio regression analysis for downloaded black river flow
Perform a monthly flow duration analysis for downloaded flows
Perform a monthly frequency analysis
Perform a day of year frequency analysis
Run demos in HELPMAIN
Perform an energy comparison for three different operating scenarios at a potential hydro site
One week before the webinar attendees will receive an email with instructions on how todownload software that will be used for a demonstrative class exercise. Use of the software is forexercise purposes only and is not a required download and technical support for downloadingand installation will be limited.
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Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled
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Continuing Education Credit Information
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Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.
New York engineers who wish to claim continuing education credit for the Technical Writing webinars are advised to attend all four webinars in the series. Individual webinars in this series will not be accepted.
Mr. Franc possess over 35 years of hydroelectric engineering, operations and development experience with 25 years involved with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues dealing with licensing, relicensing and Part 12 dam safety compliance issues. He has demonstrated abilities in water resources modeling, hydrology, hydraulics, finance, database management, stochastic processes, computer systems, statistics and application software development. Mr. Franc has extensive knowledge of and experience with all the Corps’ Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (HEC) packages as well as Microsoft’s, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access Programs. He has managed projects dealing with the identification of new potential conventional hydropower, water supply and pumped storage sites and the acquisition of existing hydro assets. He has considerable experience in the development of site hydrology, including unregulated inflow, flood-flow frequency analysis, drought contingency plans, river-channel and reservoir routing, open-channel and rainfall runoff modeling and analysis.
Mr. Franc has developed reservoir operations models and has evaluated the energy output and financial viability of hydroelectric projects as part of feasibility studies. He is currently a sole-proprietor specializing in FERC licensing and compliance and due diligence for potential hydro acquisitions. A sideline of his business is the use of proprietary software packages that afford detailed study and development of energy potential and financial estimates for existing and proposed turbine upgrades, replacements or additions. Mr. Franc’s additional area of study is the development of probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and/or probable maximum floods (PMF) as they relate to the inflow design floods (IDF), spillway adequacy and emergency action plans (EAP).