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  • Register NWHA Fall Workshop & Tour October 29-30, 2014, The Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington

    Embracing our Past–Planning for the Future

    This year’s Fall Regional Workshop on October 30 will focus on extending the longevity of our legacy hydropower projects through upgrades, refurbishment and life extensions, while meeting needs of inland fisheries and safety concerns.

    An update on federal issues and a current perspective of regional issues will open the workshop. A panel discussion on Hydro’s Culture of Safety will examine several approaches to increasing safety awareness in the industry, including workforce behavior associated with infrastructure designs, memorializing workforce knowledge for the new generation of workers and examples of safety programs from other industry sectors.

    While last year’s workshop focused on salmon issues, this workshop will address the inland fishery issues that face operators in the region. The tour of Avista facilities in downtown Spokane, followed by a social nearby on the afternoon of the 29th provides an opportunity to network with your colleagues in a park setting.

    OCTOBER 29
    3:00-5:00 Tour Avista facilities in Riverfront Park
    5:00 Social at the Steamplant

    The Tour begins at Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park.  The tour will include some of Avista’s facilities located the downtown Hunting Park setting. At 5:00 there will be a social at The Steamplant, 159 Lincoln Street. The hotel, park, and social site are all within easy walking distance of each other.

    OCTOBER 30  
    8:00-4:30 Workshop at The Davenport Hotel

     Hotel Accommodations

    The Davenport Hotel 
    10 S. Post Street 
    Spokane, WA 99201 
    Reservations: 800-899-1482

    There are two sets of rooms in the room block:

    Hotel Tower Deluxe Rooms 
    (lovely refurbished rooms in this historic facility)
    $125 single or double

    Hotel Lusso Deluxe Guest Rooms
    (Across the Street)
    $110 single or double


    For further questions, please contact: jan@nwhydro.org 
    or call 1-503-545-9420.


  • Register NHA Webinar – Recent Developments and Trends in Tax Policy November 7, 2014, Online - Webinar

    Recent Developments and Trends in Tax Policy
    Moderator: Mike Reno,  Ernst & Young

    Topic Overview:

    Mergers and Acquisitions 
    Presenter: Howard Gold,  Ernst & Young

    • Recent transactions
    • Tax considerations
    • Alternative Financing in the marketplace

    State Taxes
    Presenter:  Rob Harrill,  Ernst & Young

    • Combined reporting
    • Sales apportionment
    • Hedging

    Capital Projects
    Presenter:  Sean Nelson, Ernst & Young

    • Final tangible property regulations
    • Research and experimentation
    • Interest and indirect cost capitalization

    Date and Time:

    November 7, 2014
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time

    Registration Fees: 

    Standard Registration $110
    NHA Member Discount Rate Registration $55

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

    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 is now posted below.

  • Register NHA California Regional Meeting December 10 - 12, 2014, Los Angeles, CA 90089

    Meeting Outline:

    December 10 – Welcome Networking Reception

    December 11 – All day meeting

    Session topics to include:

    • NHA Washington Update
    • Drought Issues and Response
    • Regulatory Issues – Cap and trade, FERC Water Board MOU
    • Worker and Public Safety Programs
    • NHA Operational Excellence Program
    • Pumped Storage – Operations and Development in California

    December 12  – Tour of Castaic Lake Hydroelectric Power Plant Facility

    Meeting Location:

    USC Davidson Executive Conference Center
    Embassy Room
    3415 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA

    Hotel Accommodations:

    Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC
    3540 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, California 90007

    NHA has negotiated a reduced room rate of $127 per night plus tax.  Please call (213) 748-4141 and mention the National Hydropower Association to redeem this rate.

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  • Register 2015 NHA Annual Conference April 27 - 29, 2015, Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

    The National Hydropower Association Annual Conference focuses on bringing together industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials and key legislative staff to discuss technology, policy and future development options for the hydropower industry.

    Learn more about the 2015 NHA Conference here:  http://www.nationalhydroconference.com/

    Who Attends:

    • Owners/Operators/Developers of Hydroelectric Plants
    • Regulators
    • Attorneys
    • Environmental and Engineering Consultants
    • Business Development Managers
    • Energy Analysts
    • Service Providers
    • Water Resource Professionals
    • Policy Makers
    • Government and NGO Representatives
    • Project Managers
    • Public Relations Specialists
    • Consultants
    • Financiers/Insurers
    • Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers
    • Resource Agencies
    • Washington Representatives
    • Field Services
    • Scientists

  • Register 2015 HydroVision International July 14 - 17, 2015, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

    Learn more about HydroVision International at http://www.hydroevent.com