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    Upcoming Events

  • Register NHA Southwest Regional Meeting September 8 - 10, 2014, Sheraton Denver West, Golden, CO

     Program Overview:

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM          Welcome Networking Reception

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    7:30 AM – 5:30 PM           Full Day Meeting (Breakfast and Lunch provided)

    Session Topics to include:

    • NHA Washington Update
    • Hydro Research Foundation Update
    • Bureau of Reclamation Session
    • Hot Topics in the Southwest
    • NHA Operational Excellence
    • Small Hydro / Conduit Success Stories

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    8:00 – 9:00 AM                 Breakfast on own

    9:00 – 11:00 AM               Tour of NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)

    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM        Tour of the Bureau of Reclamation

    Sheraton Denver West Hotel
    360 Union Blvd
    Lakewood, CO 80228

    NHA has negotiated a room rate of $162 a night plus tax.  Please call 888-627-7027 and reference the National Hydropower Association to receive this rate.

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  • Register 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.

    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? 

      • Historical perspective
      • Types of hydropower facilities
      • Role of hydropower in electric system and markets
      • The regulation of hydropower

    Legal Overview 

      • Historical perspective
      • Federal Power Act (FPA)
      • Key Environmental Statutes

    FERC Authorization of Non-Federal Hydropower

    • Types of authorizations
    • Licensing processes
    • Key statutory provisions

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

    September 16

    8:00 am – 12: 30 pm Primer Programming

    Overlapping Jurisdiction Issues in Licensing

      • FERC and other federal agencies
      • FERC and state agencies

    FERC Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower

    • License implementation and compliance
    • License amendments
    • Enforcement
    • License reopeners
    • License surrender
    • Decommissioning

    Other Federal Agency Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower

    • Bureau of Reclamation Authorization
    • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Leasing of MHK Technologies
    • Army Corps of Engineers Authorization

    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



    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. The room block should be open by the end of next week


    More information can be found here: http://eba-net.org/eba-primer-series-introduction-hydropower-law-and-regulation

  • Register NHA Hydropower Finance Summit October 2, 2014, The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York, NY

    Register today for this exclusive one-day event that brings together key leaders in the hydropower and financial sectors. Sessions examine project opportunities, financing options, and growth forecasts for the country’s largest renewable energy resource.

    Topics to include:

    •Status of Renewables Generally and Hydropower in the Mix

    •Financial Markets and Opportunities for Hydro

    •Federal Incentives for Renewable/Hydro Development

    •State/Regional Incentives for Renewable/Hydro Development

    •Who is Financing and Building – New Construction and Rehab

    •Roundtable:  Investing in Hydropower

    Reception immediately following the Summit



    Register before August 22nd and save on registration!

    NHA Members: $495

    Non-NHA Members: $795

    Students:  $250



    The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th St. at Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

    NHA has reserved a block of rooms at the Roosevelt Hotel at the negotiated rate of $289/night plus tax. You can make reservations here:  http://tinyurl.com/NHAFinanceSummit or contact the hotel directly at 1-888-833-3969.  The block will be released on September 12, 2014.

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    Cancellation Policy:

    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by September 12, 2014 will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.










  • Register NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat October 6-8, 2014, Holyoke, MA

    Join us for the Hydraulic Power Committee Fall retreat October 6 – 8 in Holyoke, MA.   The event is open to all NHA member companies and invited guests, including owners and operators of hydro projects and service and equipment providers.

    This 3-day meeting will focus on hydro operations, dam safety and security and best practice sharing.

    Meeting Overview:

    Monday, October 6

    7:00 am – 5:00 pm:  Full Day Meeting

    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm:  Group Dinner for Attendees and Spouses/Guests

    Tuesday, October 7

    9:00 am – 4:00 pm:   Tours of Alden Labs and Holyoke Gas and Electric’s Haldey Falls

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:  Group Dinner for Attendees and Spouses/Guests

    Wednesday, October 8

    7:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. – Half Day Meeting


    The final agenda is being developed.  Please check back for updated information.



    D. Hotel
    1 Country Club Road
    Holyoke, MA 01040


    NHA has a block of rooms reserved at the negotiated rate of $89 a night plus tax.  Please call 413-533-2100 and mention the National Hydropower Association or use Group Code NHA1 to book online.


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    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) to discuss what sponsorship is right for you.




  • Register Ontario Waterpower Association- Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow October 19- 21, 2014, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

    Join OWA for the largest gathering of the hydroelectric sector in Canada!

    • 400+ delegates including, generators and developers, project managers, investment firms, environmental consultants, engineering firms, legal practitioners, First Nations, federal and provincial government representatives, product and service providers and more….
    • Two day trade show with exhibitors from around the world
    • Several keynote speakers discussing key challenges & opportunities for the hydroelectric sector
    • Numerous educational and technical sessions
    • Awards ceremony recognizing industry leaders
    • Tremendous networking opportunities

    Visit the OWA website at http://conference.owa.ca

  • Register Midwest Hydro Users Group Meeting Novembr 12 - 13, 2014, Wausau, Wisconsin

    Mark your calendars!  The Midwest Hydro Users Group will be holding their annual Fall meeting on November 12th and 13th in Wausau, Wisconsin.  An Owners-only meeting on the afternoon of the 12th followed by a full membership meeting on the 13th will take place at the Westwood Conference Center.  A full agenda will be published on the midwesthug.org and NHA websites as soon as it is available. 

  • 2014 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference April 28 - 30 2014, Washington D.C.

    Thank you for attending the 2014 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference.  Conference presentations are available for all attnedees.  If you are an NHA Member, you can view the presentations online under Member Resources once you log in to your Member Account.   If you are not an NHA member, please contact Diane Lear at diane@hydro.org.