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.
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
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
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.
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.
Sponsors of the Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Retreat: