NHA Southwest Regional Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Networking Reception and Networking
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7:30 AM – 5:30 AM Full Day Meeting (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
Session Topics to include:
- NHA Washington Update
- Hydro Research Foundation Update
- Bureau of Reclamation Session
- Hot Topics in the Southwest
- NHA Operational Excellence
- Small Hydro / Conduit Success Stories
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 AM Tour of NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Tour of the Bureau of Reclamation
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228
NHA has negotiated a room rate of $162 a night plus tax. Please call 888-627-7027 and reference the National Hydropower Association to receive this rate.
EBA Primer: An Introduction to Hydropower Law and Regulation
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.
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?
- Historical perspective
- Types of hydropower facilities
- Role of hydropower in electric system and markets
- The regulation of hydropower
- Historical perspective
- Federal Power Act (FPA)
- Key Environmental Statutes
FERC Authorization of Non-Federal Hydropower
- Types of authorizations
- Licensing processes
- Key statutory provisions
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Networking Reception
8:00 am – 12: 30 pm Primer Programming
Overlapping Jurisdiction Issues in Licensing
- FERC and other federal agencies
- FERC and state agencies
FERC Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower
- License implementation and compliance
- License amendments
- License reopeners
- License surrender
Other Federal Agency Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower
- Bureau of Reclamation Authorization
- Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Leasing of MHK Technologies
- Army Corps of Engineers Authorization
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. The room block should be open by the end of next week
NHA Hydropower Finance Summit
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.
Topics to include:
•Status of Renewables Generally and Hydropower in the Mix
•Financial Markets and Opportunities for Hydro
•Federal Incentives for Renewable/Hydro Development
•State/Regional Incentives for Renewable/Hydro Development
•Who is Financing and Building – New Construction and Rehab
•Roundtable: Investing in Hydropower
Reception immediately following the Summit
EARLY BIRD RATES:
Register before August 15th and save on registration!
NHA Members: $495
Non-NHA Members: $795
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. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 1-888-833-3969. The block will be released on September 12, 2014.
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.
NHA Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Retreat
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.
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 final agenda is being developed. Please check back for updated information.
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 or use Group Code NHA1 to book online.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) to discuss what sponsorship is right for you.
Ontario Waterpower Association- Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow
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
Midwest Hydro Users Group Meeting
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
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 email@example.com.