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    Upcoming Events

  • 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 International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) April 27 - 29, 2015, Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

    International Marine Renewable Energy Conference

    The International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) offers researchers, technology developers, policy makers, NGOs, and industry representatives the opportunity to discuss financing instruments, best management practices, and global regulatory developments regarding marine renewable energy.

    Join industry leaders and learn the latest on U.S. and international marine energy projects, environmental monitoring, design tools, testing infrastructure, offshore safety and construction, and the evolving trends and markets of this technology. Also, come hear about the Department of Energy’s new “Wave Energy Converter Prize” competition and plans for funding technology development as well as the U.S. Navy’s role in commercializing marine energy technologies for new applications.

    Register today  or find more information here. 

    Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS)

    The 3nd Annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will be held as part of the inaugural International Marine Energy Conference. This conference takes place April 27-29, 2015, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will be co-located with the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference.

    METS provides a venue where technical experts can publish and present wave and water current energy research that helps accelerate the pace of technology development. Holding METS in conjunction with the International Marine Energy and the NHA conferences will provide researchers with the invaluable opportunity to interact with public and private industry stakeholders.

    The METS 2015 proceedings will consist of extended abstract submissions and technical presentations. In addition, the METS review committee will invite selected presenters to author a full-length paper for inclusion in a special METS issue of the International Journal of Marine Energy.

    Register today or find more information here.


  • Register 2015 NHA Midwest Regional and Hydro Users Group Meeting May 19 - 20 2015, Duluth, Minnesota

    The NHA Midwest Regional and Hydro Users Meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview in Duluth Minnesota on May 19 – 20, 2015.  NHA and the Hydro Users Group look forward to a productive and enjoyable meeting.

    Schedule of Events
    May 19
    9:30- 11:30 AM – MHUG Owners Meeting
    1:30 – 4:30 PM – Tour of Thompson Project Rebuild
    5:00 – 6:30 PM – Welcome Reception

    May 20
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – MHUG/NHA Regional Meeting

    Facility Address:
    Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview
    505 West Superior Street | Duluth, MN 55802
    Hotel: (218) 727-8981

    Overnight Accommodations:
    Please make your room reservation directly with The Radisson Hotel (limited space available).   Reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at (218)727-8981 or going online and entering the promo code: HYDRO to make your reservations under the National Hydropower Association room block to get the special rate of $82 plus tax. The cut-off date to make reservations under this block is April 24th.

    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.



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  • Register Hydro Licensing Negotiations Training June 23 - 24, 2015, Lakewood, CO

    Join NHA and Gomez and Sullivan for this is a two day hands-on training seminar in interest based negotiating specifically dealing with the challenges of FERC Licensing.  Participants will learn about various negotiation techniques as well as 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 for a previously settled FERC Licensing Case.  The course settlement will be compared to that actually arrived at in the field.  Negotiator performance will be evaluated and feedback provided.  Course admission includes the reference book Getting to Yes by Fisher, Ury and Patton which will be distributed to participants approximately two weeks before the course.

    Who should attend:

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

    Meeting Location:

    Bureau of Reclamation
    Denver Federal Center – Colorado Room and Trinity Room
    6th Avenue & Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80225


    Sheraton Denver West
    360 Union Blvd
    Lakewood, CO 80228
    Phone:(303) 987-2000

    $163 single / $173 double (plus tax)

    Make sleeping room reservations here: National Hydropower Association June 2015


    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.


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

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

  • 2015 NHA Alaska Regional Meeting Auust 18 - 201, 2015, Anchorage, AK

    Save the date!

    August 18 – 20 in Anchorage, AK.  Details to come!

  • 2015 NHA Southeast Regional Meeting August 27 - 28, 2015, Charlotte, NC

    Save the date!

    August 27 – 28, 2015 in Charlotte, NC.  Details to come!

  • Register 2015 NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat October 4 - 7, 2015, Birmingham, Alabama

    Join us for the 2015 Hydraulic Power Committee Fall retreat October 4 – 7, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. 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. The agenda will be available at a later date.

    Schedule of Events:

    Sunday, October 4, 2015
    HPC Committee Dinner

    Monday, October 5, 2015
    All day meeting
    Onsite Dinner

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    All day tours
    Off site dinner

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    Half day meeting

    Hotel Information:

    Sheraton Birmingham
    2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
    Birmingham, Alabama, 35203

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