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What do Hydroelectric Production Managers do?

Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

What are the Main Tasks of Hydroelectric Production Managers?

  • Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.
  • Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards.
  • Check hydroelectric operations for compliance with prescribed operating limits, such as loads, voltages, temperatures, lines, or equipment.
  • Create or enforce hydrostation voltage schedules.
  • Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies.
  • Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
  • Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards.
  • Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.
  • Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems.
  • Negotiate power generation contracts with other public or private utilities.
  • Operate energized high- or low-voltage hydroelectric power transmission system substations, according to procedures and safety requirements.
  • Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment.
  • Plan or coordinate hydroelectric production operations to meet customer requirements.
  • Plan or manage hydroelectric plant upgrades.
  • Respond to problems related to ratepayers, water users, power users, government agencies, educational institutions, or other private or public power resource interests.
  • Supervise hydropower plant equipment installations, upgrades, or maintenance.
  • Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations.
  • Develop or implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities.
  • Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems.
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