Power of Water Canada Speaker Profile: Marc Mantha

Canada’s largest hydroelectric event, the 19th annual Power of Water Canada Technical Conference & Trade Show, will take place October 21-23 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. As preparations continue, we’re profiling some of this year’s can’t-miss speakers.

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About Marc Mantha

Marc Mantha, P. Eng, is Vice President, Operations with H2O Power Holding LP. Marc is an Electrical Engineer with over 38 years of experience in the hydro-electric generation, distribution and transmission sectors involved in field operations, maintenance, control room operations, design and engineering and major capital project management.

Q & A

What makes you look forward to Power of Water Canada?

Getting reacquainted with old friends and industry partners, and getting up to date in the latest developments.

What is the true value for delegates in attending Power of Water Canada?

This is the one event in the waterpower industry that is geared to everyone in the industry – from plant operators to facility managers to owners – and even the regulators.  There’s something for everyone – whether you’re inclined to the more technical aspects or learning more about some of the policy challenges facing the industry. It’s a great networking opportunity for everyone.

What can Power of Water Canada delegates expect from your session?

Our presentation looks at the challenges associated with updating a SCADA system.  It’s more than just a “plug and play” software update type of project.  We’ll look at some of the key issues in planning the project and some of the operational improvements that came out of the new system.

Where to Catch Marc Mantha

Session 4B: Using Today’s Technologies to Increase Economic Performance
Oct. 23, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Studio 11

How beneficial would it be for hydro operators, managers, and upper management the ability to visualize an entire fleet, drill down into individual sites, trend unit performance, review operations logs, generate automatic reports and other O&M needs, all through a single web connected interface?  How much more effective would SCADA architecture utilizing the latest digital technology be if the new system was designed to work on virtual machines?  Review real examples of the application of new technology to existing assets.