2024 NHA Alaska Regional Meeting

August 28th - August 29th Juneau, AK

Save the Date! The 2024 Alaska Regional Meeting will be held in Juneau, Alaska at the Baranof Downtown on August 28-29.

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Event at a Glance
Tour Details
Alaska Scenic Flyover Opportunity
See the event sponsors

As Alaska’s largest source of renewable energy, hydropower supplies more than 20 percent of the state’s electrical energy in an average water year. There are nearly fifty operating utility-scale hydroelectric projects in Alaska. The majority of Alaska’s existing hydro projects are located in the southeast and southcentral regions of Alaska.

Alaska is also a marine energy hotspot. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimates that Alaska holds 95% of the total U.S. tidal resource – the equivalent amount of energy to power 20 million homes. There are ongoing projects in Alaska to harness the state’s vast tidal energy potential.

Registration Rates

Standard Registration Rate: $525
NHA Member Discounted Registration Rate: $225

Sponsors should contact Ellie Rubalow for registration assistance.

NHA offers special discounted rates for:

  • Speakers
  • Federal Government employees
  • Young professionals involved in NHA’s Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) group
  • Federal Government employees
  • Representatives of NGOs

Please reach out to Ellie for more information.

3 EASY STEPS TO REGISTER

STEP 1: FIND YOUR EXISTING PROFILE
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STEP 2: LOG IN TO THE PORTAL
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STEP 3: CLICK ON THE NHA REGIONAL MEETINGS TILE (top right)

For additional assistance, please contact Catherine Ryan.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by July 27 will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

Meeting Location & Accommodations

The 2024 Alaska Regional Meeting will take place in Juneau, Alaska.

Baranof Downtown
127 N Franklin St,
Juneau, AK 99801

NHA has negotiated the room rate of $269. The room rate will be available until the block is full.

 

Hosts

Event at a Glance

Wednesday, August 28
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM:  Gold Creek Flume Tour
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 29
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM: 2024 NHA Alaska Regional Meeting

Goldbelt Tram Welcome Reception

On Wednesday, August 28, the meetings welcome reception will take place at the restaurant located at the top of the tramway on Mount Roberts, at a height of about 1,800 feet. The Tram is located just south of downtown Juneau, where everyone will meet and take a 6-minute tram ride to the top!

Sign up for this welcome reception when you register! No additional fee required.

Hydro Plant Tour Opportunity

The Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. (AEL&P) is offering a tour of the 1.6-MW Gold Creek hydroelectric plant, a small run of the river plant right in the heart of Juneau.

It houses two 400 kW four-jet horizontal impulse turbines installed in 1906 and one 800 kW six-jet vertical impulse turbine installed in 1950. The hydroelectric plant produces 1-2% of Juneau’s gross power generation annually.

The Gold Creek plant also houses 5 diesel units ranging in capacity from 1 MW to 3.5 MW, installed between 1951 and 1966. While these units used to be an integral part of our generation fleet, they are now typically only run annually for testing. When diesel backup is required, AEL&P now primarily uses the newer, more efficient units in our system.

You will have the opportunity to RSVP for this tour when you register for the event.

If you need to change your RSVP for the tour, please reach out to Ellie Rubalow at Ellie@hydro.org

Date & Time

Wednesday August 28th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Transportation

12-minute walk from the hotel.

Security

Please bring a government-issued photo identification.

Dress Code

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

Special Alaska Scenic Flyover Opportunity

 

NHA is looking into organizing a special “bucket list” scenic flyover on Wednesday afternoon, August 28. The cost to participate will be $400 and seats are limited.

The flyover will be roughly 1+ hour long and will feature spectacular views and fly overs of operating and proposed Southeast Alaska hydropower sites and head for the Taku Glacier located in Southeast Alaska hydropower country. Spectacular hydropower and scenic views-weather dependent.

Deadline to purchase a ticket is August 1. Payment is required at the time of registration. To learn more and to sign up, please reach out to Ellie Rubalow.

Supporting Organization

Media Sponsor

Special Events Partner

Additional Information

 

Membership

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 Ellie Rubalow at ellie@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.