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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.

    A detailed agenda can be found here.

    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:

     

    Tuesday, October 17
    12:45 – 1:00 PM:  Load buses for tour
    1:00 PM – 5:30 PM:  Tour of SMUD’s White Rock Powerhouse

    Wednesday, October 18
    7:30 AM – 5:00 PM:  NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM:  Offsite Networking Dinner

    Thursday, October 19
    7:30 AM – 11:45 PM:  NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting
    12:00 PM – 4:30 PM:  OpEx Workshop

    Meeting Location:

    The University Union at Sacramento State
    6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

    Sleeping Accommodations:

    NHA has negotiated room rates at the following hotels:

    Comfort Inn
    21 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 9582
    (916) 379-0400

    Larkspur Landing Sacramento
    555 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA
    ( 916)646-1212

    Cancellation Policy:

    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by October 10th 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 Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.

    Meeting Conduct Policy:

    As a professional society, the National Hydropower Association is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of the NHA that all participants in NHA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All participants in NHA activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change. This policy applies to all participants in NHA activities, including but not limited to event attendees, students, guests, staff, contractors, exhibitors, and participants in sessions, tours, and other social events of any NHA meeting or other activity.

    All individuals must behave responsibly in NHA activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in NHA activities must comply with these standards of behavior.

    Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity. In NHA’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal or denial of access to meeting facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future NHA activities.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

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  • Register 2017 NHA Southeast Regional Meeting November 1 - 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA

    The 2017 NHA Southeast Regional Meeting will take place in Atlanta, GA at Georgia Power’s facility. The meeting will begin with an optional tour of Wallace Dam followed by a Welcome Networking Reception on November 1st leading into a full meeting on November 2nd.

    View the detailed agenda here

    REGISTER

    Schedule of Events

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    11:30  AM- 4:30 PM Tour of Wallace Dam – Meet in the Atlanta Hilton lobby at 11:15 PM – transportation and lunch provided

    6:00 – 7:30 PM NHA Welcome and Networking Reception – Atlanta Hilton

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    7:30 – 5:15 PM NHA Southeast Regional Meeting – Georgia Power Auditorium

    Session Topics

    • NHA Washington Update
    • Dam Safety
    • Hydropower Innovation
    • Integration of Renewables in the Southeast
    • Hot Topics in the Southeast
    • Value of OpEx Update
    • Brand Awareness: Positioning Hydropower’s Message in the Southeast

    Hotel Accommodations 

    Hilton Atlanta
    255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
    404 221 6816

    NHA has negotiated a room rate of $119 per night plus tax.  Please click here or contact the hotel directly at (800) 445-8667 and mention NHA to make your reservation.  This rate is valid until October 11th or the block is full, whichever comes first.

    Meeting Location:

    Georgia Power Company
    241 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA

    Cancellation Policy:

    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by October 18th 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.

     

    Meeting Conduct Policy

    As a professional society, the National Hydropower Association is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of the NHA that all participants in NHA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All participants in NHA activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change. This policy applies to all participants in NHA activities, including but not limited to event attendees, students, guests, staff, contractors, exhibitors, and participants in sessions, tours, and other social events of any NHA meeting or other activity.

     

    All individuals must behave responsibly in NHA activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in NHA activities must comply with these standards of behavior.

     

    Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity. In NHA’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal or denial of access to meeting facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future NHA activities.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

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  • Register Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Annual Conference November 8-9, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario

    A time to lead:
    Advancing Canada’s marine renewable energy industry

    As investment in clean energy begins to outpace fossil fuels and governments develop policies to facilitate that energy transition, new opportunities are emerging for the marine renewable energy sector.

    At the same time, marine renewable energy in Canada has been progressing, achieving milestones and industry “firsts.” The question now is – how do we ensure that marine renewable energy continues to progress, building a new industry and playing an important role in Canada’s – and the world’s – new energy mix.

    This year’s Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference will explore the path forward for marine renewable energy. It will examine what the strategy going forward could look like and how the growing focus and priority on renewables and cleantech by society, investors, and governments will play a role.

    Key features of the conference will include:

    • Highlights on Canadian achievements, milestones, and progress by industry leaders
    • Insight on strategies, policies, and actions to accelerate sector development
    • Identification of partnership and investment opportunities to support marine renewable energy projects
    • Opportunities and progress in wave, river current, and tidal energy research, innovation, and development
    • Updates on global marine renewable energy market opportunities and challenges
    • Insights on future energy trends and policies that could impact the sector
    • Multiple networking opportunities to meet leaders and experts from business, government, and academia that will help build connections and support emerging industry needs.

    2017 Conference Sessions – will cover a range of topics over two days:

    • Building Momentum – Milestones & progress across Canada
    • A growing market for small-scale solutions
    • Realizing the supply chain opportunity
    • International perspective: Successes and challenges in leading and emerging markets
    • Developing strategic partnerships for sector advancement
    • De-risking marine renewable energy through demonstration, research, and innovation
    • Ensuring responsible and sustainable development
    • On the horizon

    CLICK HERE for the conference agenda with session descriptions

    **Speakers and conference details will be updated on an on-going basis….check back often.


    ONLINE REGISTRATION Now Open – CLICK HERE (early bird rate in effect until Sept 15th, 2017)


    INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

    The Industry Showcase will be located in the Governor General I (Level 4) room at the Westin Ottawa – this area is located just next to the main session room (Governor General II/III) and will also host all refreshment and lunch breaks.

    Cost to exhibit is $750.00 + tx and includes: 8’x8’ space (just space – no structure or pipe & drape being used), table and chairs, power & wifi
    ***The Industry Showcase registration also includes one industry showcase pass – that allows access for one person and includes all refreshment breaks, lunches and the reception.  It DOES NOT include the session – you would have to register as a delegate for that.  Additional Industry showcase passes can be purchased for $75 (basically just to cover the cost of food).

    The Floor plan for the Industry Showcase will be available soon.  Placement will work on first come, first serve.

    For questions, please contact Amanda White at amanda@marinerenewables.ca / 902-717-0716

     

  • Register 2017 NHA Hydro Licensing Negotiations Training November 15 - 16, 2017, Atlanta, GA

    Join NHA and Gomez and Sullivan at Georgia Power on November 15-16 for a two day hands-on training seminar in interest based negotiating specifically dealing with the challenges of FERC Licensing.

    Participants will learn negotiation techniques and types of negotiators.  The concepts of interest based negotiations vs. positional bargaining will be explored in the context of the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA).  Topics covered in short presentations will be reinforced with negotiation of a settlement based on a combination of previously settled FERC Licensing Cases.  Negotiator performance will be evaluated and feedback provided.

    Deadline to register is Friday, October 31st.  Space limited to 13 attendees.

    Who should attend:

    Licensees, agency personnel, and nongovernment organization will all benefit from this course.

    Meeting Location:

    Georgia Power
    241 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308

    The workshop will run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on November 15th and 8 AM – 4 PM on November 16th

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    Instructors:

    Thomas J. Sullivan, PE, Principal In Charge of Licensing, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC

    Tom has managed FERC Licensing Projects in the northeast, northwest and mid-Atlantic regions of the country.  This experience has included projects ranging in size from less than 1 MW to 2,700 MW and has included both conventional and pumped storage projects.  Tom has served as the lead negotiator, facilitator, and mediator for several licensing settlement agreements and has provided training to clients on negotiating processes and techniques.

    Timothy J. Sullivan, GISP, Regulatory Specialist, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC

    Tim has been involved in FERC Licensing Projects in the northeast and mid – Atlantic regions and has facilitated dialogues on high profile erosion causation and mitigation projects as well as the water quality impacts of sedimentation.  Prior to joining Gomez and Sullivan, Tim worked in the Energy and Campus Development Department at a major university where he routinely dealt with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with conflicting interests.

    Sponsor:

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  • Register World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit , Halifax, Canada

    SOS 2017 provides a global platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.

    The SOS is uniquely designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

    SOS 2017 will take place in Halifax, Canada from 29 November to 1 December 2017.

  • Register 2017 NHA California Regional Meeting December 5, 2017, San Ramon, CA

    NHA’s California Regional Meeting will take place on December 4-5, 2017 in San Ramon, CA at the PG&E San Ramon Valley Conference Center

    Meeting Location and Sleeping Accommodations:

    San Ramon Valley Conference Center
    3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583

    NHA has negotiated a room rate of  $145 plus tax.  Please call 925.866.7500 and mention NHA to receive this rate.

    Cancellation Policy:

    You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by November 21 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.

    Meeting Conduct Policy

    As a professional society, the National Hydropower Association is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of the NHA that all participants in NHA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All participants in NHA activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change. This policy applies to all participants in NHA activities, including but not limited to event attendees, students, guests, staff, contractors, exhibitors, and participants in sessions, tours, and other social events of any NHA meeting or other activity.

    All individuals must behave responsibly in NHA activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in NHA activities must comply with these standards of behavior.

    Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity. In NHA’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal or denial of access to meeting facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future NHA activities.

    Please note:  This is an industry only meeting.

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  • NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship January 2, 2018,

    NHA created the Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Our growing industry has professionals in many different fields, including engineering, IT, biology, environmental sciences, forestry, hydrology, animal sciences, management, financial services, communications, and other areas. Many companies also offer high-paying skilled labor and technical positions.

    Beginning January 2, 2018, the National Hydropower Association will be accepting applications for the 2018 NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship.  The $2,500 scholarship goes to a promising young person who demonstrates the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry.

    Application Details

    Who: (1) current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2018, or graduate students with a mini-mum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university; or (2) Applicants must be students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational technical school or program. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents.

    Applicant must be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.

    Application: Click here to download. Applications will NOT be accepted until January 2, 2018.

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    Award Announcement: At the NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., in May 2018

    Send applications to:
    The National Hydropower Association
    Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship Program
    Scholarship Management Services
    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

  • 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.