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  • 2017 NHA Hydro Licensing Negotiations Training
    November 15 - 16, 2017, Atlanta, GA

    Join NHA and Gomez and Sullivan at Georgia Power on November 15-16 for a two day hands-on training seminar in interest based negotiating specifically dealing with the challenges of FERC Licensing.

    Participants will learn negotiation techniques and types of negotiators.  The concepts of interest based negotiations vs. positional bargaining will be explored in the context of the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA).  Topics covered in short presentations will be reinforced with negotiation of a settlement based on a combination of previously settled FERC Licensing Cases.  Negotiator performance will be evaluated and feedback provided.

    Deadline to register is Friday, October 31st.  Space limited to 13 attendees.

    Who should attend:

    Licensees, agency personnel, and nongovernment organization will all benefit from this course.

    Meeting Location:

    Georgia Power
    241 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308

    The workshop will run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on November 15th and 8 AM – 4 PM on November 16th

    Sleeping Accommodations:


    Thomas J. Sullivan, PE, Principal In Charge of Licensing, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC

    Tom has managed FERC Licensing Projects in the northeast, northwest and mid-Atlantic regions of the country.  This experience has included projects ranging in size from less than 1 MW to 2,700 MW and has included both conventional and pumped storage projects.  Tom has served as the lead negotiator, facilitator, and mediator for several licensing settlement agreements and has provided training to clients on negotiating processes and techniques.

    Timothy J. Sullivan, GISP, Regulatory Specialist, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC

    Tim has been involved in FERC Licensing Projects in the northeast and mid – Atlantic regions and has facilitated dialogues on high profile erosion causation and mitigation projects as well as the water quality impacts of sedimentation.  Prior to joining Gomez and Sullivan, Tim worked in the Energy and Campus Development Department at a major university where he routinely dealt with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with conflicting interests.


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