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Green Occupation:
11-3051.06 - Hydroelectric Production Managers

Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.

This is a Green New & Emerging occupation — the impact of green economy activities and technologies is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements, which results in the generation of new occupations.

Hydroelectric production managers work in the following green economy sectors:

  • Renewable Energy Generation — This sector covers activities related to developing and using energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass. This sector also includes traditional, non-renewable sources of energy undergoing significant green technological changes (e.g., oil, coal, gas, and nuclear).

They perform these tasks important to the green economy:

  • 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 implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities.
  • Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations.
  • Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies.
  • Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.
  • 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.
  • Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems.
  • 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.
  • Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards.