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  • 2017 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat
    October 17 - 19, 2017, Sacramento, CA

    The 2017 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat will take place on October 17 – 19, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.

    A detailed agenda can be found here.


    The HPC specializes in exchanging critical information related to operating hydroelectric projects. The Fall Retreat is a forum to share experiences and best practices to help others improve operations and procedures related to dam and employee safety, operations and maintenance, and environmental performance.

    This year’s Fall Retreat will include:

    • Tour of SMUD’s White Rock Powerhouse
    • Discussions related to trends in dam safety, innovations, and best practices
    • Operations and maintenance hot topics
    • Human performance and employee safety training, and much more!

    Schedule of Events:


    Tuesday, October 17
    12:45 – 1:00 PM:  Load buses for tour
    1:00 PM – 5:30 PM:  Tour of SMUD’s White Rock Powerhouse

    Wednesday, October 18
    7:30 AM – 5:00 PM:  NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM:  Offsite Networking Dinner

    Thursday, October 19
    7:30 AM – 11:45 PM:  NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting
    12:00 PM – 4:30 PM:  OpEx Workshop

    Meeting Location:

    The University Union at Sacramento State
    6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

    Sleeping Accommodations:

    NHA has negotiated room rates at the following hotels:

    Comfort Inn
    21 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 9582
    (916) 379-0400

    Larkspur Landing Sacramento
    555 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA
    ( 916)646-1212

    Cancellation Policy:

    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by October 10th 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 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.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

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