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  • NHA Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Meeting
    October 1-3, 2012, Chattanooga, TN

    NHA Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Meeting – Chattanooga, TN – October 1-3, 2012.

    Preliminary Meeting overview:


    Monday, October 1

    7:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. –Sessions to include

    NHA – Update

    Safety Survey Results

    EPRI Update

    Technical Presentations

    Hot Topics Roundtable

    6:00 p.m.  Dinner for Attendees and Spouses/Guests


    Tuesday, October 2

    7:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

    Please note – All international delegates attending the HPC meeting with the intention to visit a TVA plant must complete the attached form and return it to Diane Lear at diane@hydro.org by 3:00 pm, September 15th, 2012. Submittal of this form is mandatory in order to participate in the project tours. The International Visitor Authorization Form is available for download at the bottom of this page under Event Resources.

    Tennessee Valley Authority Project Tours

    Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage

    Chickamauga Hydroelectric Project

    6:30 p.m.  Dinner for Attendees and Spouses/Guests


    Wednesday, October 3

    7:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. – Member Sessions to include:

    DOE – R&D Program Update

    Dam Safety Discussion with the regulators

    Breakout sessions for dam safety and O&M

    Dam safety and O&M subcommittee report outs

    Hot Topics

    General business session – meeting to conclude by noon


    Meeting Date – October 1-3, 2012


    DoubleTree Hotel Chattanooga

    407 Chestnut Street

    Chattanooga, TN  37401

    423 756 5150


    Please make your room reservation directly with The DoubleTree Hotel Chattanooga (limited space available).   Reserve your room by calling the hotel directly and request the National Hydropower conference group rate of $119.  To secure this discounted rate, call 423-756-5150 and reference group code NHA, no later than September 7, 2012.

    Special amenities / Discounts:

    As part of the room block the following amenities have been negotiated for your convenience: complimentary wired and wireless internet access throughout hotel; self-parking $8/day, valet $12/day; conveniently located in the heart of Chattanooga’s Riverfront District.  For all hotel amenities, visit www.chattanooga.doubletree.com.






    Lovell Field (Chattanooga)

    • Distance from hotel: 15 mi.
    • Drive time: 20 min.

    Directions: South on Airport Connector Rd. East on Shepard Rd. Turn right onto TN 153S towards I-75.Take exit 2 to merge I-24 West toward I-59.Take exit 178 merge onto I-27 North. Exit 1C first light make a right

    Get turn by turn directions.

    Transportation to and from the Airport

    Type Typical Minimum Charge
    Limousine 60.00 USD
    Rental Car varies
    Taxi 20.00 USD


    Atlanta and Nashville


    You can fly into Atlanta (Delta) Hub or Nashville (Southwest) Hub and make arrangements with Groom Transportation for Shuttle services, two hour trip from either location.  This service will take you to Groom’s depot in Chattanooga.  You will have to make arrangements to get to the DoubleTree by calling Millennium Taxi at 423.267.2008.  Details at: http://www.groometransportation.com/chattanooga.htm


    Driving Directions:
    From Knoxville: Take I-75 South to I-24 West. Then take Highway 27 North and get off at exit 1C. Take a right at first stoplight and a right turn into the DoubleTree Hotel entrance.


    From Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-24 West. Then take Highway 27 North and get off at exit 1C. Take a right at first stoplight and a right turn into the DoubleTree Hotel entrance.

    From Nashville: Take I-24 East to Highway 27 North and get off at exit 1C. Take a right at the stoplight and a right turn into the DoubleTree Hotel entrance.



    $8 per day for self parking

    Attire / Weather:

    Business casual attire is suggested, – leave your tie at home and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.  Sturdy, closed toe shoes are suggested for the hydro plant tours.   Weather in Chattanooga in October is usually quite pleasant, but a light jacket is recommended for your comfort.

    Thanks to member companies, HDR Engineering, Inc., Hydro Consulting and Maintenance Service, Mead & Hunt, Peak Hydro Services, and Tennessee Valley Authority, for their generous support of this meeting.









    Questions, please contact Diane Lear at 202-682-1700 x 16, diane@hydro.org, Dave Zayas at x 20 , dave@hydro.org  or Jim Thrasher at jrthrasher@aep.com.