The Top Four Reasons to Attend NHA’s 2022 Northeast Regional Meeting

The Top Four Reasons to Attend NHA’s 2022 Northeast Regional Meeting

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The National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) 2022 Northeast Regional Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, is two weeks away, and there is a lot to be excited about. Running from June 27-28, and with the support of 21 sponsors, the event is an important calendar addition to those involved with the waterpower industry in the Northeast. Featuring a packed agenda covering two days, NHA put together the “Top 4 Reasons to Attend” to highlight why the 2022 Northeast Regional Meeting is worth your time.

1.TOUR OF THE CONOWINGO HYDROELECTRIC GENERATING STATION

The host for the 2022 Northeast Region Meeting is Constellation Energy, formerly Exelon, who, as part of the meeting, are hosting a tour of its 548-MW Conowingo hydro project. Located on the Susquehanna River, the Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station, which is 45 miles northeast of Baltimore City, is one of the nation’s largest hydroelectric generating stations. Operating since 1928, the Conowingo Hydroelectric Station generates enough electricity to power 165,000 homes. As the largest source of renewable energy in Maryland, attendees will have the unique opportunity to gain insight from the team who run the facility.

2. POLICY UPDATES AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR WATERPOWER IN THE NORTHEAST

With sessions covering the changing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation, as well as tribal engagement, environmental justice, and other trends in relicensing issues, the agenda for the Northeast Regional Meeting is filled with content highlighting important policy measures affecting waterpower. Moderated by legal experts from law firms such as Troutman Pepper, Van Ness Feldman, Rock Creek Energy Group, as well as representatives from the waterpower industry, attendees will have ample opportunity to engage and learn from professionals who understand the changing policy landscape.

3. REGIONALLY IMPORTANT TOPICS

NHA’s regional meeting series are important because they tackle the issues and topics relevant to the region where the meeting occurs. Diane Lear, NHA’s vice president of operations and member services, remarked on the significance of regional meetings: “NHA’s regional meeting series are important because we understand that not everyone can attend our national events. In order to reach more people, as well as provide opportunities for individuals …  we strive to provide annual forums across the U.S. in order to address regional issues and location-specific challenges.”

Examples of the session topics being covered during the Northeast Regional Meeting are:

  • Breaking Ground: Prospects for New Waterpower Development in the Northeast
  • Innovation Space: How New Technology is Solving Common Challenges in the Northeast
  • Follow the Money: What Will Northeast Waterpower Look Like in 20 Years?

4. NETWORKING!

With the return of in-person events, the chance to connect with industry professionals from across the northeast is an opportunity not to be missed. The meeting is open to anyone working in or with the industry, and if you attend, you’ll be joined by a mix of representatives, such as: asset owners, project developers, technology developers, consultants, and service and product suppliers. By fostering relationships with peers in the waterpower industry, you’ll have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and career.

FOR MORE INFORMATION …

If you’re interested in attending NHA’s Northeast Regional Meeting, check out the event site here for details on hotel accommodations, registration rates, a schedule of events, and the meeting agenda. If you need additional assistance, please reach out to Marycella Dumlao, Event Planner at NHA, for more information.