Monday, March 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Weniger Hall 151

Speaker Information

Sean Brosig
Electrical Engineer
USACE - Hydroelectric Design Center
Portland, OR

Abstract

Hydropower is the primary source of electricity in the Northwest and continues to be a reliable source of electrical power, providing voltage support and improving grid stability, in the region and around the world. The experience of working in this industry has proven interesting and engaging in the speaker's experience, and has provided many lessons and opportunity for growth - both technically and professionally. This talk will provide an overview of the hydroelectric generators, as well as a deeper dive into their design and a sampling of projects and developments. Additionally, a number of lessons learned and ideas to consider for current students of any technical discipline will be discussed.

Speaker Bio

Sean Brosig is an Electrical Engineer working in the Generation Equipment Section at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hydroelectric Design Center (HDC). His areas of expertise include generator rehabilitations, generator capability studies, excitation system replacements and design, and modeling of generation equipment. He has placed particular emphasis on the development of design tools and programs to assist in the performance of design calculations and model development, as well as knowledge management initiatives. Before joining USACE, Sean completed his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University in 2011, and his Masters of Science in EECS with the Energy Systems group in 2013.