2018 NHA Midwest Regional and Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG) Meeting

Join NHA and the Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG) on October 10 – 11 in Ludington, MI.  The Owners’ Meeting and Ludington Hydro Tour will take place on October 10th followed by the NHA MW Regional Meeting on October 11th.


Attendee List

Meeting Agenda

Schedule Overview-

Wednesday, October 10

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
MHUG Owners’ Meeting & Lunch – Graystone Event Center – Grand Ballroom –
Must be owner/operator of hydro facility to attend

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Consumers Energy Ludington Pump Storage Video and Presentation – Graystone Event Center – Grand Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Consumers Energy Ludington Pump Storage Tour – Buses to depart the Holiday Inn at 2:00 p.m. SHARP.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Networking Reception – Graystone Event Center – East Ballroom

Thursday, October 11

8:00 – 4:30 a.m.
MHUG and NHA General Meeting (breakfast and lunch included)– Graystone Event Center – Grand Ballroom

Meeting Location and Sleeping Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites & Graystone Event Center
4079 US-10, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 845-7311

Ferry Information

The SS Badger connects Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan. MHUG has obtained a group rate for the ferry. It is $103.20 round trip per person and $118 round trip per car. You can call 800-841-4243 and say you are with MHUG to book the discounted rate.  You must call to utilize the group rate – it is not available online

More ferry information can be found here.

Registration Rates

NHA / MHUG Member – $185
Standard – $300
Government/Speaker – $125

Group Rates – If 3 or more people register together, then you will receive a discount of $30.00 off for all NHA / MHUG Member registrants and $10.00 off for all non member registrants.


Cancellation Policy

You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by September 25th 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.

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