The GACC South hosted a Business Conference on Hydropower at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville on March 1, 2016 and a German Business Delegation from February 28 until March 4, 2016.

The conference attendees were able to learn about innovations in hydropower technology that German manufacturers use to stay competitive, as well as about current opportunities and programs in Tennessee & Alabama. The event featured German and U.S. industry and policy experts.

Our keynote speakers included decision makers representing German and American companies as well as representatives from leading research institutions, government agencies and industry associations. In addition, several German companies in the field of hydropower attended to establish business relationships with local companies.

Manufacturers, engineers, hydro plant owners & operators, contractors and property developers, as well as government and association representatives attended the event at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Nashville. 

Find pictures from the conference day here!


Company Profile KÖBO USA, LLC, Eric Donnelly, Regional Sales Manager KÖBO USA LLC

Small Hydropower Power vs. Freshwater Ecology, Dr. Konrad Thürmer, Director, Institute for Water Management

CUI GmbH - Consulting Engineers, Helmut Neumüller,CEO CUI GmbH

Ultrasonic Flow Metering System for Water & Wastewater, Thomas Gräber, Sales Manager Systec Controls

Small Hydropower Plants with Hydropower Screws, Berthold Mueller, Sales Manager USA, Rehart GmbH

Hydropower Retrofitting, Dr.-Ing. Klaus Träbing, University of Kassel, Departement of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management

The German Energy Transition - Renewables Made in Germany, Valeska Gottke, Consultant, energiewaechter GmbH

TVA Hydro Capacity Preservation & Expansion, Alex D. Mosley, General Manager Hydro Generation

U.S. Hydropower Resources and Technology Needs, Brennan Smith, Ph. D., P.E. Program Manager, Water Power Technology Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

German Business Delegation from 02.28 - 03.04, 2016

The delegation included companies providing  engineering and hydropower solution products, like CUI GmbH, Systec Controls, Rehart and KÖBO. They had individual meetings with companies, architects and industry experts in Tennessee and Alabama.





Michaela Schobert

Director, Consulting Services

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

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