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February 21-23, 2018
Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Resource materials from past conferences and seminars can be viewed in the Archive.
The following files represent presentations provided at the 2017 NWHA Annual Conference. Where available, click on a speaker's name to view or download a file of that speaker's presentation.
Steve Padula, McMillen Jacobs Associates
President, Northwest Hydroelectric Association
Michael Manwaring, VP, Northwest Manager, MWH Global
William Hazelip, VP US Business Development, National Grid USA
William Holmes, Partner, K & L Gates LLP
Tess R. Park, VP of Power Supply, Idaho Power Company
David Danner, Chair, Washington Utilities & Transportation Committee
Scott Flake, Principal Consultant, Scott Flake Consulting
Tom Beene, Sr. Manager, Power Generation, Pacific Gas & Electric
Travis Keller, Manager, Power System Operations, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Evan Sorrell, Manager, Transmission Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Kresta Davis-Butts, Balancing Operator Leader, Idaho Power Company
Annie Kilburg, Facilitator, Senior Associate, Kearns & West
Brenna Vaughn, Managing Director, Hydro Research Foundation
Pat McCarty, Generation Manager, Tacoma Power
Lena Kostopulos, Chief Human Resources Director, Eugene Water & Electric Board
Mark Andersen, State Water Project Deputy Director, CA Dept. Water Resources
Cherise Gaffney, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
Justin Klure, Pacific Energy Ventures
Eric Thompson, Natel Energy
Benjamin Maurer, Senior Engineer, Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Andrea Copping, Sr. Research Scientist, Pacific NW National Laboratory
Michele Drake, Hydro Compliance Supervisor, Avista
FERC’s Role in Security Regulation
Edward Perez, Consultant, Ed Perez Engineering
John Yale, Hydro Plant Engineering Manager, Chelan County PUD
Development of Public Information: Safety and Security
Meg Richardson, Mgr., Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Pacific Gas & Electric
Automated Controls and Cyber Security
Dave Brown, Security, Hydroelectric Design Center, US Army Corps of Engineers
John Gangemi, Director, Hydro Licensing, ERM
Erik Steimle, VP, Project Development, Rye Development
Lizzie Rubado, Program Strategies Mgr., Renewable Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon
Joshua Adrian, Shareholder, Attorney, Duncan, Weinberg, et al
Paul Kariya, Executive Director, Clean Energy Association of British Columbia
Mark Jones, Vice President, HDR Inc.
Bill Leady, Asset Investment Policy Advisor, Bonneville Power Administration
Steven R. Miles, Director, Hydroelectric Design Center, US Army Corps of Engineers
David Zayas, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Technical Services, National Hydropower Association
Janel Ulrich, Operation Asset Program Manager, Chelan PUD
Jon Jourdonnais, Leader, Hydropower License Compliance, NorthWestern Energy
Who agreed to this downstream fish passage standard?
Tim Shibahara, Supervisor, Fish Biologist, Portland General Electric
License Implementation: Navigating the maze of federal, state and local permitting
Briana Weatherly, Manager, Environmental Compliance, PacifiCorp
Complying with Historic Preservation License Requirements: New Uses for Old Buildings
Rebecca Ossa, Historic Resource Specialist, Seattle City Light
Snake River Stewardship Program and Water Quality Compliance
Ralph Myers, Environmental Supervisor, Idaho Power Company
Barbara Craig, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
Timothy Welch, Hydropower Program Manager, US Department of Energy
Michael Tehan, Assistant Regional Administrator, Interior Columbia Basin Office, NOAA Fisheries, West Coast
Jeff Leahey, Deputy Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
Jason Morgan, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
John Esler, Licensing Project Manager, Portland General Electric
Methylated Mercury in the Food Chain – How reservoirs can concentrate this toxin
David Krabbenhoft, Sr. Research Scientist, US Geological Survey
Putting the Pieces Together: Idaho Power’s White Sturgeon Program on the Snake River
Ken Lepla, Senior Biologist, Idaho Power Company
Battle for the Ages – Managing Multiple ESA Protected Fish Species on the Deschutes River
Megan Hill, Fisheries/Water Quality Manager, Portland General Electric
Shattering Long-held Beliefs of How Rivers Function – Myths of Hydrology that Effect Dam Owners
Gordon Grant, Research Hydrologist, NW Research Station, US Forest Service
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The hotel rooms are $174 general and $151 govt. rate.
There are limited govt. rate rooms. These rates only apply until January 30th.
Here is the link to the hotel rooms: https://aws.passkey.com/go/NWHydro17.
PLEASE READ: 2017 NWHA Annual Conference Registration Form Instructions
The registration form has two sections: Section 1 to be used by Exhibitors and Sponsors; and Section 2 to be used for standard registrations. Please read below before completing the form.
Note to all registrants or persons creating registration for others: the contact information at the beginning of the form is for the actual attendee. Those filling in the form for another colleague should not use their contact information to complete the form. The contact information in the form is used to develop name badges and to prepare our “networking list” that will be provided to attendees.
Exhibitor Registration (Section 1)
Exhibitors should register using Section 1. Your $1200 cost includes a full exhibit booth in the main exhibit hall and one registration. Please indicate the name of your complimentary registrant in the area indicated for the registrant. Additional persons from your firm should register separately using the general registration in Section 2. All persons in the exhibit hall must be registered.
As is our usual practice, members are provided the early opportunity to select exhibit sites. Member registration is from October 10 through October 20th. If you are not sure if you are a member company, check our website member list. After October 20, we will accept exhibit registrations from non-members.
Choose your exhibit location from the exhibit map listing your first 3 choices in order of priority on the registration form. We will respond and confirm based on order of receipt.
Your exhibit space is 9’ wide x 8’ deep and includes a skirted table, chairs, an electrical outlet; side and back drapes and signage. All, breakfasts. breaks, and the lunch on the 23rd will be in the exhibit hall, as well as socials on the 22nd and 23rd. Recognition will be provided on our website and in the final published program. This is the link to the shipping and other material forms from Triumph Expo, the show decorator. If you need electrical items other than the outlet provided in the exhibit price, use the Marriott exhibit guide for electrical and internet services. There is no internet service on the conference level.
We will need to have your logo by October 31 to be printed in the published brochure mailed out in November. Please send the logo to: email@example.com. It needs to be in an .eps or .ai format to accommodate signage, the website and publication sizing.
You may also use the Section 1 form for sponsorship. Sponsorships are $1,000. We must receive your logo by October 31 for it to be shown in the brochure being mailed in November. Please send your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org or email and confirm that we have it from a prior event. Sponsors will be listed in the brochure, on the program available at the conference, on our website and in signage at the event.
General Registration (Section 2)
General registration pricing is determined by the firm’s membership. Every representative of a member company is considered a member. If you have a question about your company’s membership, go to the NWHA website and check the member list www.nwhydro.org/membership/our-members/. Pricing also varies according to the date of registration. Registrations must be paid by credit card to receive the discount unless a check is received by the discount date.
Cancellations: There will be a $50 administrative fee for any cancellation that occurs prior to February 1, 2017. After that date refunds are not generally available. Requests must be made in writing to email@example.com.
There is no fee for the speaker attending the day of presentation. If speakers wish to attend the entire conference, there is a discounted price of $250 if you use the assigned code that will be provided to all presenters.
A room block has been set aside at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The room block provides a special rate of $174 through January 30, 2017. After that date rooms will only be available as stock allows and regular rates will apply. There is a limited number of government rate rooms. Reservations can be made at hotel link passkey. The hotel is 2 blocks from the Max line transportation from the airport.
Conference Agenda Available
Click here for the conference agenda.
Special Events for the 2017 Annual Conference will be posted here when they become available.