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  • Southeast Regional Meeting
    September 12-13, 2012, Charleston, WV

    Register today for the NHA Southeast Regional Meeting – September 12-13 in Charleston, West Virginia.  Session topics and roundtable discussions will cover fish passage and endangered species, dam safety, transitioning from licensing to compliance, and an update on DOE programs.

    The meetings are open to owners and operators of hydro projects, and to service and equipment providers.  Come discuss issues facing the industry in the Southeast Region and share experiences with colleagues in the Charleston, WV.

    Wednesday, September 12

     

    12:30                           Gather at Embassy Suites Charleston lobby for departure

    1:00                              Bus leaves for Brookfield Renewable Energy’s Hawks Nest

    and Glen Ferris Projects near Montgomery, WV.

    2:00 – 4:30                  Tour of Glen Ferris and Hawk’s Nest Projects

    4:30 – 5:30                    Reception at Glen Ferris Inn, hosted by Brookfield Renewable Group

    5:30 – 6:30                    Return to Embassy Suites – dinner on your own 

     

    Thursday, September 13th

     

    8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            Registration/Networking

    9:00 – 9:15 a.m.            Welcome and Overview of Regional Meeting

    Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (invited)

    David Moller, NHA President

    9:15 – 10:00 a.m.          NHA Washington Update

    Jeff Leahey, NHA Director Government Affairs

     

    10:00 – 10:15 a.m.         Break

    10:15 – 11:45 a.m.         Roundtable – Fish Passage – Endangered Species

    This round table will engage attendees in a discussion of the current and potential impact of listed fish and aquatic species in the southeast, as well as an overview of fish passage initiatives for both diadromous and resident fish species

     

    Moderator:         Wendy Bley, EA Engineering

    Panelists:          Mark Oakley, Duke Energy

    Thomas Kierspe, Santee Cooper

    John Crutchfield, Duke Energy

    Henry Mealing, Kleinschmidt

    11:45 – 12:15 noon        DOE Program Update – Mike Reed, DOE Waterpower Program Leader

     

    12:15 – 1:00 p.m.           Lunch

    1:00  – 2:15 p.m.           Roundtable Dam Safety (ODSP)

    Moderator:         Dave Culligan, HDR Engineering, Inc.

    Panelists:          David Capka, FERC

    Wayne King, FERC

    Ed Luttrell, HDR Engineering

    Mark Carter, Santee Cooper

    2:15 – 2:30 a.m.            Break

    2:30 – 3:45 p.m.            Roundtable Transitioning from License to Compliance

    Moderator:  Hallie Meushaw, Troutman Sanders

    Panelists:    Jim Thornton – Dominion

    Dave Anderson – Southern Company

    Phil Meier – AMP

    George Martin – Georgia Power

     

    3:45 – 4:00 p.m.            Closing Remarks

    David Moller, NHA President



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