2019 Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Fall Retreat & Pumped Storage Users’ Committee Fall Meeting

 

To register for the Pumped Storage Users’ Committee Fall Meeting or the Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Retreat click one of the links below

 

 

 

HPC FALL RETREAT AGENDA AVAILABLE HERE

 

Join two co-located events October 27 – November 1. The Pumped Storage Users’ Committee (PSUC) will meet October 27 – October 30th and NHA’s Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) will meet October 30 – November 1 in Roanoke, VA.

Schedule

Note – PSUC Sunday through Tuesday events are open ONLY to PSUC members and interested utility representatives.

Sunday, October 27
PSUC Evening Reception

Monday, October 28
PSUC Round table

Tuesday, October 29 

PSUC Presentations
PSUC Dinner

Wednesday, October 30

PSUC and NHA Tour of Smith Mountain – Completion of this form is required in order to attend the tour. Please bring the completed form with you on the tour day. Closed toed shoes and long pants are also required to attend the tour. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided, you may also bring your own.

NHA HPC Reception and Dinner

Thursday, October 31
NHA HPC Fall Retreat Meeting

Friday, November 1
NHA HPC Fall Retreat Half Day Meeting 

Registration Rates:

PSUC Fall Meeting:  $300

HPC Fall Retreat:

  • NHA Member : $275.00
  • Standard Rate: $495.00

HPC Fall Retreat Session Topics:

  • NHA Washington Update
  • Introduction to the Pumped Storage User’s Committee
  • Transformations in the Electric Markets and the Impact to Hydropower Facilities
  • Hydro Owner-Vendor Dialogue Session
  • Dam Safety
  • FERC Perspective
  • Update on Dam Safety Benchmark Survey – What PG&E Learned and Is Doing with the Results
  • Overhaul of Smith Mountain Unit 3 Headgate
  • Hydropower Research Institute (HRI) Update and Case Study
  • DOE Update: What’s new in 2020?
  • Stator Winding Failure Case Study
  • Hydro Hot Topics – Operations & Maintenance
  • OpEx Update and User Perspective
  • Waterpower Innovation Council – Present and Future Activities
  • Installation of Obermeyer Gates

Meeting Location and Hotel Accommodations:

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

110 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Website  http://www.hotelroanoke.com  540-985-5900

NHA has negotiated a room rate of $145 plus tax per night valid until September 27, 2019 or the block is full, whichever comes first. Please  click here to book your room or call 866-594-4722 and mention the Group Name – “National Hydropower Association – Fall Retreat” to receive the negotiated discounted rate.

Sponsorship and Questions

Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) regarding sponsorship opportunities or with any questions regarding the event.

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.

Cancellation Policy:

You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by October 7, 2019 will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

Host Utility:

Sponsors of the Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Retreat:

BCI Construction USA logo

 

 

SNC Lavalin logo

 

 

Media Sponsor: