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  • Register 2017 NHA Northeast Regional Meeting July 25, 2017, Portland, ME

    The 2017 NHA Northeast Regional Meeting will be in Portland, ME.  The meeting will begin with an optional tour of Brookfield’s Skelton Asset followed by a Welcome Networking Reception and Evening Cruise Reception on July 24th leading into a full meeting on July 25th.

    A detailed agenda can be found here.

    Schedule of Events
    July 24

    2:00 – 4:00 PM – Tour Brookfield Skelton Asset
    6:00 – 8:30 PM – Evening Cruise Reception – Hosted by Preti Flaherty & Kleinschmidt

    July 25
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – NHA Northeast Regional Meeting

    Session Topics

    • NHA Washington Update
    • State of Hydro in the Northeast
    • Growth Opportunities and Markets
    • Hydro Innovation
    • Dam Safety

    Sunset Cruise around Casco Bay – Evening Reception – Hosted by Preti Flaherty & Kleinschmidt

    Join our friends at Preti Flaherty and Kleinschmid for a sunset cruise on the Harbor Queen around Casco Bay as they welcome you to Portland for the National Hydropower Association Northeast Regional Meeting. Enjoy one of Maine’s most treasured fares – the Lobster Roll, and other local favorites, while cruising picturesque Casco Bay. Guests of attendees are also invited on the cruise (you can indicate this on the registration site).

    Boarding starts at 6:15 pm and the boat sails promptly at 6:30 pm. It’s suggested guests plan to arrive by 6:00 pm in order to have adequate time for parking – parking information available here. Boat returning at 8:30 pm

    Address: Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours, Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland

    Hotel Accommodations & Meeting Location:

    Holiday Inn By the Bay
    88 Spring St.
    Portland, ME 04101

    NHA has negotiated a room rate of $195 plus tax.  Please contact the hotel directly at 207-775-2311 and mention NHA to make your reservation.  This rate is available until June 23, 2017 or the room block is filled, whichever comes first.

    Cancellation Policy:
    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by June 26th will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

    Questions and Sponsorship:
    Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) with questions and for sponsorship opportunities. NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

     

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  • Register 2017 NHA Midwest Regional Meeting August 29 - 30, 2017, Des Moines, IA

    The 2017 NHA Midwest Regional Meeting will take place in Des Moines, Iowa on August 29 – 30.   The meeting will begin with a tour of Missouri River Energy Services’ Red Rock Hydoelectric Porject followed by a Welcome Networking Reception on August 29th followed by a full meeting day on August 30th.

    Detailed draft agenda here.

    Schedule of Events

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    2:00 – 4:30 PM            Tour of  Missouri River Energy Services’ Red Rock Hydroelectric Project
    5:30 – 7:00 PM            NHA Welcome and Networking Reception

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    7:30 – 5:00 PM          NHA Midwest Regional Meeting

    Session Topics

    • NHA Washington Update
    • Dam Safety
    • Midwest Small Hydro Projects – What’s Happening?
    • Hydro Innovation
    • Hot Topics

    Hotel Accommodations
    NHA has arranged for a block of rooms at the following hotel:

    Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
    101 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309
    Room Rate:  $149.00 / night plus tax
    Call:  (515) 244-1700 and reference NHA

    This rate is available until July 31, 2017 or the room block is filled, whichever comes first.

    Cancellation Policy:
    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by August 15th will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

    Questions and Sponsorship:
    Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) with questions and for sponsorship opportunities. NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

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  • Register 2017 NHA Alaska Regional Meeting September 19, 2017, Girdwood, AK

    Join NHA for our Alaska Regional Meeting in beautiful Girdwood, AK on September 19th.  We are excited to be co-locating with the USSD workshop – “The Challenges of Dams in Cold Climates” which will take place immediately following the Regional Meeting on September 20 – 21.  To learn more about the USSD workshop and register, please click here.

    Schedule of Events

    September 19
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: NHA Alaska Regional Meeting
    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Joint NHA/USSD Reception

    September 20 – 21
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: USSD Workshop *Requires separate registration

    September 22
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Tour of Lower Eklutna Dam Removal Site *Requires separate registration

    USSD Workshop Description

    The Workshop will bring together design and construction experts from the U.S. and Canada and is aimed at both seasoned professionals and those in the earlier stages of their careers. The two-day workshop will include presentations by experts as well as breakout groups and discussion. Following the Wednesday morning Plenary Session, breakouts will feature two tracks:

    • Track A: Investigation, Design, Construction, Operations
    • Track B: Getting to Construction – studies and permits for environmentally sustainable dams in Alaska. Track B will include a one-day special training session. On Thursday, Dr. Joerg Hartmann will lead a training session on the International Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol. This is the first time this topic has been presented in the U.S. Dr. Hartmann was part of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum, which developed the Protocol, and he is now an accredited lead assessor and has applied the Protocol on more than 20 hydropower projects worldwide. This leading-edge training session is not to be missed.

    Meeting Location & Hotel Accommodations

    Alyeska Resort
    1000 Arlberg Avenue
    Girdwood, AK 99587
    907-754-2111

    NHA has negotiated a room rate of $99 (plus tax).  This rate is available three days before and after the event, based on availability.  Please call 907-754-2111 and mention NHA to receive this discounted rate.  This rate is valid until 8/28/17 or the block is full, whichever comes first.

    Travel Discount:
    In an effort to alleviate travel costs for attendees, NHA has negotiated a 7% discount on all Alaska Airline tickets.  Please use promotional code ECMX977 when making your reservation to take advantage of this discount.  The discount applies to travel starting on September 16th through September 24, 2017.

    Cancellation Policy:
    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by September 1st will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

    Questions and Sponsorship:
    Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) with questions and for sponsorship opportunities. NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

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  • Register 2017 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat October 17 - 19, 2017, Sacramento, CA

    The 2017 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat will take place on October 17 – 19, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.   Check back for updates on hotel blocks and meeting venue information.

    REGISTER TODAY!

    The HPC specializes in exchanging critical information related to operating hydroelectric projects. The Fall Retreat is a forum to share experiences and best practices to help others improve operations and procedures related to dam and employee safety, operations and maintenance, and environmental performance.

    This year’s Fall Retreat will include:

    • Tour of SMUD’s White Rock Powerhouse
    • Discussions related to trends in dam safety, innovations, and best practices
    • Operations and maintenance hot topics
    • Human performance and employee safety training, and much more!

    Schedule of Events:
    (Times listed are tentative)

    Tuesday, October 17

    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM:  Tour of SMUD’s White Rock Powerhouse

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM:  NHA Welcome Reception

    Wednesday, October 18

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM:  NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM:  Offsite Networking Dinner

    Thursday, October 19

    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting

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  • 2017 NHA Southeast Regional Meeting November 1 - 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA
  • 2017 NHA California Regional Meeting December 5, 2017, San Ramon, CA
  • Register 2018 Waterpower Week in Washington April 30 - May 2, 2018, Washington, DC

    Join NHA in Washington, DC on April 30 – May 2, 2018 for Waterpower Week in Washington including the NHA Annual Conference, International Marine Energy Conference (IMREC) and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS).

    Find more information on the event website here.