2019 NHA Northeast Regional Meeting


Join NHA in Lowell, MA on June 4th and 5th for the 2019 NHA Northeast Regional Meeting.

NHA is partnering with the Hydro Foundation to co-locate a their Hiring for Hydro Event to coincide with the Regional Meeting.



June 4

12:45 PM Meet in the lobby of UMass Inn to depart for tour

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Tour of the Lowell Hydroelectric Project and the Lowell National Historical Park

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: NHA Regional Meeting Welcome Reception

June 5

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM:  NHA NE Regional Meeting

  • NHA Washington Update
  • OpEx Update and User’s Perspective
  • The Lowell Hydroelectric Project & Northeast Relicensing Trends
    • Project Overview and Northeast Relicensing Observations
    • Merrimack River Fishery and Trends in Fish Passage
    • Cultural and Recreational Resources: Trends Affecting Relicensing in the NE
  • NHA Waterpower Innovation Council & DOE Update
  • CWA 401 Issues
  • Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program Update
  • Hybrid and Energy Storage
  • Hot Topics in the Northeast
    • 10mw Exemption
    • Small Hydro Development Success Stories
    • Innovative Fish Passage Designs
    • NHA Markets and Hydro Valuation Task Force

Registration Rates

NHA Member – $185
Standard – $300
Government/Speaker – $125

Group Rates – If 3 or more people register together, then you will receive a discount of $30.00 off for all NHA Member registrants and $10.00 off for all non member registrants.

Meeting Location & Hotel Accommodations

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852

NHA has negotiated a room rate of $119 plus tax that is valid until May 6th or the block is full, whichever comes first.  Please call 978-934-6920 and mention NHA to receive this rate.

Hiring for Hydro

NHA is teaming up with the Hydro Foundation to co-locate a Hiring for Hydro Event in Lowell.  HIRING FOR HYDRO brings together students from colleges throughout the region to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower followed by a special recruiting session. The event was established to address the hiring needs of the industry, build academic interest at the college level and create a strong conduit between industry and regional schools.  More information can be found here.

Cancellation Policy

You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by May 22nd will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

Questions and Sponsorship

Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) with questions and for sponsorship opportunities. NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.

Meeting Conduct Policy

As a professional society, the National Hydropower Association is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of the NHA that all participants in NHA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All participants in NHA activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change. This policy applies to all participants in NHA activities, including but not limited to event attendees, students, guests, staff, contractors, exhibitors, and participants in sessions, tours, and other social events of any NHA meeting or other activity.

All individuals must behave responsibly in NHA activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in NHA activities must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity. In NHA’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal or denial of access to meeting facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future NHA activities.

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