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    Upcoming Events

  • Register 2016 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat October 24 - 27, 2016, Green Bay, WI

    A detailed agenda can be found here!

    NHA’s Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC), in conjunction with the Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG), is pleased to invite you to the HPC Fall Retreat at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.

    The HPC Fall Retreat is the premier industry event that specializes in exchanging critical information related to the technical and environmental aspects of operating hydroelectric projects.

    This year’s line-up is packed with relevant and timely discussions that you will be able to apply back home to improve procedures related to dam and employee safety, operations and maintenance, and environmental performance.

    Monday, October 24

    • MHUG sponsored owner operator-only meeting (open to all owner operator attendees)

    Tuesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 27

    • OpEx Case Studies: Human Performance Events, Best Practices and Lessons Learned
    • Emergency Events
    • Underwater Inspections & Technology:
    • Managing Invasive Species
    • Rehabilitation of Thrust & Guide Bearings:
    • Gate Hoists:
    • FERC Division of Dam Safety and Inspections (D2SI)
    • Project Risk Management & Risk Registries
    • Cyber Security Update and Indicators of a Cyber Attack
    • R&D Roundtable

    Wednesday, October 26

    • We Energies Twin Falls Redevelopment Project, originally constructed in 1912, with redeveloped powerhouse beginning operation in 2016
    • Eagle Creek Renewable Energy’s Park Mill facility, constructed in 1920

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available.   Please contact Francesca Blanco for more information:   Francesca@hydro.org

    We look forward to seeing you in Green Bay!

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
    1015 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI

    NHA has negotiated a discounted room rate of $159 per night plus tax.  Please click here or call 920-405-0400 and mention the National Hydropower Association to receive this rate.  Rates are based on availability so book today!

    Meeting Location

    Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
    1265 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, WI 54304



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  • Register 2016 NHA Relicensing Summit November 15-16, Washington, DC

    NHA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and Small Hydro Council are pleased to open the registration for the industry-only Relicensing Summit (Summit), on November 15-16, in Washington, D.C.  The Summit will bring together key industry stakeholders and practitioners involved in the hydropower relicensing process to discuss the issues and challenges, new approaches, and possible solutions to ensure existing projects are relicensed in a timely, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable manner.

    Between now and 2030, over 400 FERC licensed projects representing over 18,000 MWs of installed capacity will begin the relicensing process.  These projects, which include many that will be relicensed for a second time, provide the impetus for industry to take a hard look at the continuing challenges for the fleet of existing hydroelectric projects regulated under the Federal Power Act and other major pieces of environmental legislation, and seek improvements in the way these projects are regulated to ensure that they can continue to provide the benefits of clean renewable hydropower for another license term.  The Summit will examine potential improvements in the relicensing process for all projects, but because nearly 75% of projects entering relicensing are under 10 MWs, we will include a particular focus on the challenges faced by small hydro owners and operators.

    The Regulatory Affairs Committee and Small Hydro Council look forward to your active participation in this unique event.

    Facility Address:

    Baker Botts Offices – The Warner
    1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20004

    Hotel Accommodations:

    Because there are many hotels available in D.C. and the surrounding area, and at varying rates, NHA has not secured a room block.  Some options are below but rates change daily so these are just suggestions.  Please contact the hotel directly.

    Walking Distance

    JW Marriott ($900 range)
    Courtyard Marriott ($550 range)

    Metro Accessible / Short Cab Ride

    Hyatt Arlington ($250 range)
    Hampton Inn Reagan Airport ($230 range)
    Hilton Crystal City ($330 range)


  • Register 2016 NHA California Regional Meeting December 6 -7, 2016, San Diego, Ca

    Join industry professionals in San Diego, California on December 6 – 7th for the NHA CA Regional Meeting!

    Meeting Outline

    December 6

    2:00 – 4:00 PM                   San Vicente Dam Tour

    5:30 – 6:30 PM                   NHA Welcome and Networking Reception

    December 7

    7:30 AM –5:00 PM             NHA CA Regional Meeting

    Meeting Venue

    Energy Innovation Center
    4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
    San Diego, California 92117
    United States

    Hotel Accommodations

    Courtyard San Diego Central
    8651 Spectrum Center Blvd
    San Diego, California 92123 USA

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  • NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship January 4, 2017,

    NHA created the Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Our growing industry has professionals in many different fields, including engineering, IT, biology, environmental sciences, forestry, hydrology, animal sciences, management, financial services, communications, and other areas. Many companies also offer high-paying skilled labor and technical positions.

    Beginning January 4, 2017, the National Hydropower Association will be accepting applications for the 2017 NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship.  The $2,500 scholarship goes to a promising young person who demonstrates the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry.

    Application Details

    Who: (1) current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2017, or graduate students with a mini-mum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university; or (2) Applicants must be students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational technical school or program. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents.

    Applicant must be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.

    Application: Click here to download. Applications will NOT be accepted until January 4, 2017.

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Award Announcement: At the NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., in May 2017

    Send applications to:
    The National Hydropower Association
    Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship Program
    Scholarship Management Services
    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

  • 2017 Waterpower Week in Washington – Annual Conference, IMREC and METS May 1 - 3, 2017, Washington, DC

    Save the Date!

    We will be back in Washington, DC on May 1 – 3, 2017 to host Waterpower Week in Washington including the NHA Annual Conference, International Marine Energy Conference (IMREC) and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS).  Stay tuned for details!