2022 NHA Alaska Regional Meeting

August 15th - August 16th Ketchikan, AK

Join NHA in Ketchikan, AK on August 15 for the 2022 Alaska Regional Meeting! The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is the Host Utility. Ketchikan Public Utilities will host a tour of a Powerhouse in Ketchikan, AK.


Registration Rates

Standard Registration Rate: $495
NHA Member Discounted Registration Rate: $195

Speakers, Federal Government employees, State Resource agencies, NGOS, grad and undergrad students, and FLOW members all receive special rates. Contact Marycella Dumlao for access.

Sponsors should contact Marycella Dumlao for registration information.


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Meeting Location & Accommodations

The meeting will take place at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

NHA has negotiated a rate of $195 for attendees at The Landing, which is 2.5 miles/8 minutes by car from the meeting venue. To book your room, call 800-428-8304 or 907-225-5166 and ask for the National Hydropower Association group rate.

Host Utility


Schedule of Events

Monday, August 15
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Light Breakfast & Networking Coffee
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: NHA 2022 Alaska Regional Meeting
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking Reception – Location TBD

Tuesday, August 16
Morning TBD: Tour of Whitman Lake Powerhouse* hosted by Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU)

*In the event that we are not able to tour the Whitman Powerhouse, KPU has offered Ketchikan Powerhouse as a backup.


Tour Information

Basic Information

Ketchikan Public Utilities will host a tour of Whitman Lake Powerhouse in the morning on August 16. In the event that we cannot tour Whitman Lake, KPU has offered Ketchikan Powerhouse as a back up.

NHA will provide transportation to and from the tour, departing from The Landing Hotel. The tour will have a 25 person max capacity.

The tour is included in registration for the 2022 Alaska Regional Meeting. If you have already registered for the event and would like to add the tour, please contact Marycella Dumlao at marycella@hydro.org.

About Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU)

KPU was created in 1932 when the City of Ketchikan purchased the Citizen’s Light and Power Company, which first started delivering power to Ketchikan in 1903. KPU is owned by the citizens of Ketchikan and makes every effort to be responsive to the needs and desires of the community. KPU Is a municipally-owned, not for profit public utilities company. Rates and rate changes are all proposed and voted on by the City Council, with available sessions for public comment before they are finalized.

Whitman Lake Hydroelectric Project

Installation a 4.6 MW hydroelectric dam on the existing non-powered dam at Whitman Lake to provide power to the communities of Ketchikan, Petersburg, and Wrangell. The project produces 16,000 MWH/year. The project also included replacement of a penstock from the Whitman Lake Hatchery and creating a diversion from Achilles Creek to Whitman Lake.

Partner Organization: Alaska Power Association

NHA is proud to partner and collaborate with the Alaska Power Association (APA) year after year. This year, NHA is co-locating the 2022 Alaska Regional Meeting with APA’s Annual Meeting in Ketchikan, AK.

The Alaska Power Association (APA) Annual Meeting is the premier conference for Alaska’s electric utilities. Featuring informative presentations, networking opportunities, and collaborative meetings, the conference, taking place in Ketchikan on August 16-19, is designed to continue advancing the industry that powers the Last Frontier.

Destination Information: Ketchikan, AK

The Salmon Capital of the World

Ketchikan, Alaska, is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world—Ketchikan is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture.

Known for a thriving, century-old commercial fishery, Ketchikan is sometimes called “The Salmon Capital of the World.” The city is proud of its fishing culture and is passionate about providing opportunities for visitors to catch and/or otherwise enjoy the best seafood on the planet.


Dining & Nightlife

Ketchikan can cook up more than just excellent salmon. Seafood lovers will find local halibut, crab, shrimp, oysters and clams, all of which come straight from the icy cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. Even those who prefer not to eat seafood will find something delicious.

Please remember – we highly recommend making reservations ahead when possible or calling to ensure the restaurant you want to visit is open.


Things to Do

History buffs, thrill-seekers, and nature lovers will all find ways to explore and learn in Ketchikan!

Visit Ketchikan has many resources on how to make the most of your trip.

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Additional Information



Interested in becoming a member of NHA? Want to know how to leverage your current membership? Contact Diane Lear for more information.


Questions and Sponsorship

Interested in how you can get involved in planning the agenda? Looking for brand visibility? Please contact Marycella Dumlao (marycella@hydro.org) with questions about content and for sponsorship opportunities.

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. Read the full policy here.


Privacy Statement

NHA does not sell information. We deeply respect the privacy of our attendees and we have never nor will we ever reach out to anyone with offers to sell our mailing lists. Any communications that say otherwise are scam attempts and should be deleted and/or blocked.