2022 NHA Southeast Regional Meeting

December 5th - December 6th Chattanooga, TN

Join NHA in Chattanooga, TN for the 2022 Southeast Regional Meeting on December 5-6!

Download 2022 NHA Southeast Regional Meeting FINAL AgendaDownload 2022 SE Regional Meeting FINAL Attendee List Public

Registration Rates

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

Sponsors should contact Marycella Dumlao for registration assistance.

NHA offers special discounted rates for speakers, Federal Government employees, students, NGOs, and FLOW members.  Please reach out to us for more information.


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For additional assistance, please contact Marycella Dumlao.

NHA Hydro Academy

NHA is offering a Hydro Academy Course on December 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Optimizing Safety and Unit Protection. The course will be taught by Eaton and participants earn a certificate for 2 PDHs.

Registration for the Hydro Academy course is separate from the 2022 Southeast Regional Meeting.

Meeting Location & Accommodations

Originally, the 2022 Southeast Regional Meeting was slated to be held at the Marriott Downtown Chattanooga. Due to renovation plans at the Marriott, the event has moved to the Westin Chattanooga.

Westin Chattanooga
801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

The room block is closed and the Westin Chattanooga is completely sold out over our event dates.

There are a number of alternative hotels that are close by, including the Marriott Downtown Chattanooga and the Indigo Hotel. You can go here to see other hotels in Downtown Chattanooga. Please be sure to check the distance from the Westin before making your hotel arrangements.

Note that these other locations have not been vetted by NHA, nor does NHA have a room block or agreement with any of these other venues.

Host Utility


Meet Jacinda Woodward

Jacinda Woodward, Senior Vice President of Power Operations at TVA, will host a casual meet and greet Coffee Chat before the start of the Regional Meeting on December 6. Attendees are invited to join at their leisure and take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Read more about Jacinda Woodward here in NHA’s POWERHOUSE

Schedule of Events

Monday, December 5
9:00 AM: Depart for Hydro Project Tour
9:30 – 12:00 PM: Tour of Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant
12:30 PM: Arrive back at hotel / Lunch on own
2:00 – 4:00 PM: NHA Hydro Academy: Optimizing Safety and Unit Protection (SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Networking Welcome Reception

Tuesday, December 6
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Networking Coffee
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: 2022 Southeast Regional Meeting

Panels to include:
Electricity, Recreation, and Beyond: Capturing the Community Benefits of Hydropower
Opportunities for New Project Development and Non-Powered Dams in the Southeast
A Changing Grid: How Pumped Storage Fits into the Story of Renewable Energy
Case Studies on Innovation, Modernization, and Workforce Challenges

Tour Information


TVA will host a tour of Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant. This tour will feature technical information and an opportunity to see the project up close. It is included with the cost of registration.

There will be a 50 person capacity limit for the tour. Unfortunately, no guests will be allowed to join. The cut-off date to RSVP for the tour is November 28, 2022.

You will have the opportunity to RSVP for the tour when you register for the event. If you need to change your RSVP, please contact Marycella Dumlao.





The bus will leave from the Chattanooga Marriott at 9:00AM sharp on December 5.

Tour attendees will not be allowed to drive themselves to the facility.


Please bring a government-issued photo identification.

Foreign Nationals: Non-U.S. citizens (including Canadian citizens) will be required to undergo additional screening and paperwork ahead of time. This will need to be completed by November 20, 2022.

Photos: Photos are prohibited in certain areas of the facility, including the control rooms. The tour guide will advise attendees when photos are not allowed.

Bags: Please leave your bags, water bottles, and other belongings on the bus.

Dress Code

Close-toed shoes are required and work boots are highly recommended. No sandals or heels. No loose or baggy clothing.

PPE will be provided on-site by TVA but attendees are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

Destination Information

Chattanooga was named by Lonely Planet as the “Best in the U.S.” and “10 U.S. destinations you need to see.” In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga one of the “Top 45 Places to go” in the World. And it’s no wonder. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities.

Where to Eat in Chattanooga

Check out the diverse Chattanooga restaurants and local watering holes that will tempt you with delectable delights of every food origin – from BBQ to Mexican street food to an old-fashioned hamburger to fried chicken to many more. Satisfy your appetite in fine dining, casual dining, or kid-friendly Chattanooga restaurants. In the evening, there are a variety of venues that provide entertainment and live music. No matter what you’re looking for, we can help you find where to eat in Chattanooga.

Things to Do in Chattanooga

Chattanooga offers an incredible combination of breathtaking scenic beauty, revitalized riverfront; 13-mile paved Riverwalk scattered with attractions, parks, restaurants and riverboats; outdoor adventures, rich history, numerous accommodations, restaurants to please every palate, thriving arts scene, shopping and many annual events that provide plenty of year-round fun.


Other Resources

Chattanooga is one of the Southeast’s hidden gems. Below, find more adventurous options for your visit.

Thrillist – 12 Reasons to Drive to Chattanooga
Thrillist – 32 Reasons to Go to Chattanooga
Eater – 20 Essential Bars and Restaurants in Chattanooga

Additional Information



Interested in becoming a member of NHA? Want to know how to leverage your current membership? Contact Marla Barnes at marla@hydro.org or call (816) 588-4639 for more information.


Questions and Sponsorship

Interested in how you can get involved in planning the agenda? Looking for brand visibility? Please contact Joseph LoSasso at joseph@hydro.org or call him at (202) 697-2404 with questions about sponsorship opportunities.


Other NHA Events

For information on other events owned and held by NHA, reach out to Marycella Dumlao at marycella@hydro.org.

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.