The current East Tennessee hot dry weather is a reminder that the USA must be a leader in reducing the carbon dioxide in the air and harnessing water power is a good way to reduce our need for burning fossil fuels.
The Technical Society of Knoxville will meet at the Crowne Plaza at 11:30 a.m on November 14, 2016 . The speaker will be Dr. Boualem Hadjerioua, Deputy Water Power Program Manager & Senior Research Engineer, Environmental Science Division , ORNL. The title of his presentation will be “Potential Hydropower Expansion in the U.S.” (PDH)
Dr. Hadjerioua has spoken on this and similar topics in many places and this is an opportunity to get some perspective on an important underused energy source.
His current responsibilities include Leading and conventional hydropower projects(sic) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the Department of Energy (DOE). Specific responsibilities focus on developing technologies, decision-support tools, and methods of analysis that enable holistic management of water-dependent energy infrastructure and natural resources, in support of DOE-EE, Federal Hydropower agencies, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), energy producers and other entities.
He has been educated in a variety of places: A.A.S., Contemporary Management Business Dept., Roane State Community College; Ph.D., University of Arizona; M.S., University of Arizona ; and B.S., National Polytechnic School of Algiers.
His listed current projects are
Task Force Leader: Technology and Performance Hydropower U.S. Department of Energy Vision Project
Represent the United States Department of Energy in the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Assess and evaluate New Small Hydro Technology and Innovative Research
Modular Pumped Storage Hydropower (m-PSH) Economic Viability Analysis.
Collaborating with Federal hydropower agencies and research teams on several projects
Collaborating with Academia and Federal Hydropower Agencies on R&D Water Quality Modeling project
Lead the United States expert team with South East Asia countries, supporting U S DOI, State Department and DOE Office of Asian Affairs