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    Upcoming Events

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

    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? 
    • Legal Overview 
    • FERC Authorization of Non-Federal Hydropower

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

    September 16

    8:00 am – 12: 30 pm Primer Programming

    • Overlapping Jurisdiction Issues in Licensing
    • FERC Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower
    • Other Federal Agency Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower
    • 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.

  • 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.

    Keynote Speakers:

    Gil Quiniones, President/CEO of the New York Power Authority and Co-Chairman of the New York Energy Highway Task Force

    Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loans Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

    Topics to include:

    • The Business Case for Hydro
    • Financial Markets and Opportunities for Hydro
    • Federal Incentives for Hydro Development
    • State/Regional Markets and Incentives
    • Roundtable:  Investing in Hydropower

    Reception immediately following the Summit


    Standard Registration: $795

    NHA Members Registration: $595

    Student Registration:  $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 1-212-661-9600.  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 2014 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Retreat draft agenda is attached within this meeting under Event Resources.



    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 to receive the negotiated rate.


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


    Cancellation Policy:

    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost. Cancellations received in writing by September 19, 2014 will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.



  • 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 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

    Registration Rates

    $125 after 10/17

    $200 after 10/17

     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 contactjan@nwhydro.org 
    or call 1-503-545-9420.


  • 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.