2015 NWHA/NHA Fall Workshop
Climate and the Future of Energy in the Pacific Northwest
What are the lessons learned in the hydro industry from this year’s low flow operations? How can these experiences help hydro maintenance and management professionals face future effects of climate change?
These conditions have created a number of challenges: a loss of fishery resource; diminished recreational opportunities; lower generation; wildfire damage. Other forces are at work as well: a changing energy mix; energy trading; the EPA’s Clean Power Plan; the Power Council’s 7th Energy Plan. What will this mean to the future of energy in the Pacific Northwest?
The NWHA Fall Regional Workshop offers hydro professionals in the region the chance to come together to share their experience and perspectives on addressing current issues. Representatives from the National Hydropower Association and the Northwest Power Planning Council will also join us to provide a broader perspective on what to expect from Federal and regional developments. A detailed agenda of the workshop program is available online. Click Here for the Agenda!.
The 85-year old historic Leaburg project is located 45 minutes east of Eugene, OR and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The facility went into service in January, 1930 and continues operation from its McKenzie River diversion. The construction included innovative technological features such as the Broome Self-Closing Sluice Gate and three 100-foot long roller gates. The bas relief panels on the building were created by a nationally prominent sculptor. Be sure to note the art deco architecture of the powerhouse rarely seen in industrial settings. A special thanks to our tour sponsor CH2M Hill.
Following the tour we’ll gather at Oregon Electric Station for a networking reception.
11:45 a.m. – Check in for tour
12:00 p.m. – Tour leaves the hotel
5:00 p.m. – Tour returns
5:30 p.m. – Social at Oregon Electric Station
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Workshop
A limited block of rooms have been set aside at a special discounted rate of $109 at the Eugene Hilton Hotel (where workshop sessions will be held). To make your reservations, please call 800-937-6660 or 541-342-2000. A complimentary shuttle service from the Eugene Airport is available for Hilton guests. (Note: 7 days cancellation notice required on all room reservations.)
NWHA Executive Director:
2015 NHA California Regional Meeting
Schedule of Events
5:00 – 6:30 PM – Welcome Networking Reception
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – NHA CA Regional Meeting
Session Topics to Include:
- NHA Washington Update
- Hydro Relicensing in California
- New CA Hydropower Generation: What’s happening?
- CA Hot Topics – Energy Storage
- Extreme Weather Events and Impacts on Operation
- NHA Operational Excellence Program
Venue and hotel accommodations
Locations are being finalized. Check back for more details soon!Cancellation Policy:You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost. Cancellations received in writing by November 20, 2015 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.
2016 NHA Waterpower Week in Washington
The all-new Waterpower Week in Washington will present three events under one roof showcasing the entire world of waterpower. Make plans to attend these dynamic events: National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, International Marine Renewable Energy Conference andMarine Energy Technology Symposium taking place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., April 25-27, 2016.
2016 NHA International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC)
IMREC is an important and unique event to bring together individuals interested in marine energy to share challenges, find solutions, and continue to move this industry forward. IMREC is especially important this year since both the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference (GMREC) event and the Energy Ocean event are NOT being held.
Past topics discussed at the IMREC event include:
- Financing instruments and U.S. Federal R&D funding
- Best management practices
- Global regulatory developments regarding marine renewable energy
- U.S. and international marine energy projects
- Environmental monitoring
- Design tools
- Testing infrastructure
- Offshore safety and construction
- Evolving technology trends and markets
- Wave and water current energy research
This conference is being presented by the newly formed National Hydropower Association Marine Energy Council – or MEC. Most members of the Council transitioned from the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC), which ceased operations in January 2015.
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is the official trade association for hydropower in the United States. By forming a council focused on Marine Energy, NHA is bringing the conventional and marine energy industries together under one roof.
NHA and members of the MEC believe this “under one roof” concept provides benefits to both industries as we collectively advocate the importance of all hydropower technologies as solutions to energy challenges.
2016 NHA Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS)
With content developed from technical papers, METS provides a venue where academic and industry experts will present marine energy research activities that are supporting technology development, testing, and environmental monitoring.
It’s important to reiterate that the upcoming IMREC and METS events are the only marine energy events occurring in the United States in 2016 officially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Why are these events being co-located with the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.?
NHA has a strong annual conference each year, attracting nearly 600 attendees. Many of these attendees represent companies who either work in or are interested in learning about generating electricity using the kinetic power in waves, tides, and streamflows.
From the most important regulatory and policy issues, as well as technological advancements, development and opportunities for growth in generation and stable distribution of electricity, co-locating the events in the nation’s capitol provides industry publicity and access to policy-makers as we collectively promote using water in all its forms to generate electricity.
2016 NHA Annual Conference
Join industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials, and key legislative staff to discuss technology, policy and future development options for the hydropower industry at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
• Build relationships with policy makers
• Connect with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff on regulatory and compliance issues
• Gain the latest insight on how new projects are moving forward
• Learn about innovative and high quality work going on throughout the industry
• Share operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices supporting operational excellence
• Visit with agencies and collect valuable information
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS
NHA Annual Conference attendees are eligible to receive 14 professional development hours (PDHs).
Instructions on how to access your certificate of completion will automatically be emailed to all attendees following the 2016 NHA Annual Conference.