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  • EBA Primer: An Introduction to Hydropower Law and Regulation
    Septmeber 15-16, 2014, JAMS office, Resolution Center, One Beacon Street, Suite 2210, Boston, MA 02108

    The National Hydropower Association and the Energy Bar Association are pleased to team together to present a primer on the hydroelectric industry.  The purpose of the primer is to provide attorneys who are new to the practice of hydroelectric law a foundational understanding of the hydroelectric industry and how it is regulated by teaching basic industry fundamentals and core regulatory and legal concepts.  The primer also provides an overview of key legal and policy issues affecting the industry today.  More information can be found here: http://eba-net.org/eba-primer-series-introduction-hydropower-law-and-regulation

    Program Overview:

    September 15

    Noon – 1:00 pm:  Lunch and Networking

    1:00 pm  – 5:30 pm:  Primer Programming

    Session Topics include:

    • Welcoming remarks from NHA and EBA
    • What is Hydropower? 
    • Legal Overview 
    • FERC Authorization of Non-Federal Hydropower

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm:  Networking Reception

    September 16

    8:00 am – 12: 30 pm Primer Programming

    • Overlapping Jurisdiction Issues in Licensing
    • FERC Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower
    • Other Federal Agency Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower
    • Regulatory and Policy Issues Affecting Hydropower Today 

    12:30 – 1:30 pm:  Lunch

    1:30 pm – 6:00 pm:  Site Visit to Local Hydropower Project, Boott Hydropower Plant

    Accommodations

    A small block of rooms are available at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel, 26 North Street, Boston, MA 02109,  www.millenniumhotels.com, 617-523-3600

    Room Rate: Single/Double – $289 per night.  Please reference “ENERGY BAR ASSOCIATION” when reserving your room.