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BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE REGISTER BOX ABOVE
February 22-24, 2017
Downtown Waterfront Hotel
The information about Hotel Reservations is posted under the Hotel tab above.
Resource materials from past conferences and seminars can be viewed in the Archive.
The following files represent presentations provided at the 2015 NWHA Annual Conference. Where available, click on a speaker's name to view or download a file of that speaker's presentation.
Steve Padula, President, Northwest Hydroelectric Association
Licensing & Regulatory Practice Lead, McMillen Jacobs Associates
Steve Corson, Director of Corporate Communications, Portland General Electric
Kieran Connolly, VP of Generation Asset Management, Bonneville Power Authority
Bill Gaines, Director & CEO, Tacoma Public Utilities
Lisa Grow, Senior VP of Power Supply, Idaho Power Company
Maria Pope, Senior VP of Power Supply, Operations & Resource Strategy, Portland General Electric
Timothy J. Welch, Moderator, Hydropower Program Manager,
Wind & Water Power Technologies Office, US Department of Energy
Karen Studarus, Power System Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Scott Spahr, Manager Generation Engineering, Snohomish PUD
Building Hydro without a Dam
Todd D. Deligan, VP Business Development, Whooshh Innovations
Fish Passage Technology
Irena Netik, Director, Hydro & Wind Resources,
Puget Sound Energy
Ken Brettmann, Senior Water Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
John Chandler, Water Resources Technical Lead, Puget Sound Energy
Crystal Raymond, Climate Change Advisor, Seattle City Light
Colleen McShane, Manager, Natural Resources & Environmental Planning Unit,
Seattle City Light
Nick Ackerman, Senior Scientist, Portland General Electric
Salmon and Pacific Lamprey: Challenges with Satisfying Different Passage Preferences
Jim Chandler, Aquatics Program Supervisor, Idaho Power Company
Non-Resident Fish: Life in the Backseat
Erin Lowery, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Seattle City Light
Endangered Species Interactions in a Riverine System: Bull Trout Predation on Pacific Salmon
Nathan Zorich, Fish Biologist, Army Corps of Engineers
Everyone’s Got to Eat: Responding to Protected Animals Eating Protected Fish
John Esler, Project Manager Environmental Compliance & Licensing,
Portland General Electric
Jim Webster, Senior Hydrologist, GeoEngineers, Inc.
Steve Leathe,Sr. Hydro License Compliance, Northwestern Energy
Al Solonsky, Al Solonsky, Fisheries Biologist, Seattle City Light
John Muhlfeld, John Muhlfeld, Hydrologist, River Design Group, Inc.
Rick Miller, Sr. Vice President, Renewable Energy Services,
Arne Olson, Partner, E3 - Energy and Environmental Economics
Energy Storage Economics
Greg Brownell, Manager, Resource Planning and Commodity Budget, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Storage and Market Trends
Gregg Carrington, Managing Director, Energy Resources, Chelan PUD
Marketing Northwest Power in California
Josh Jacobs, Director Load Service Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Energy Imbalance Market
Mike Elenbaas, Director, Asset Management Practice, Black & Veatch Corporation
Gordon Ashby, Resource Economic Planner, Bonneville Power Administration
Andy Hatfield, Sr. Asset Maintenance Planner, Puget Sound Energy
Rodney Pickett, Asset Management Engineering Manager, Avista Utilities
Allison Murray, FERC Lands Coordinator, Idaho Power Company
Tim Swant, Clark Fork License Manager, Avista
Jon Jourdonnais, Leader, Hydropower License Compliance, NorthWestern Energy
Matt Bleich, Fisheries Biologist, Tacoma Power
Eric Wolfe, Director of Special Projects, Southeast Alaska Power Authority
Patti Kroen, Principal, Kroen Consulting
Avis Newell, 401 Hydroelectric Water Quality Specialist,
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Ann Gray, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Stephanie Burchfield, Fish Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service
Kristin Bonanno, Regional Energy Coordinator, USDA Forest Service
Matt Love, Partner, Van Ness Feldman
William Holmes, Partner, K & L Gates LLP
Robert Cromwell, Power Contracts & Acquisitions, Seattle City Light
Chuck Sensiba, Partner, Van Ness Feldman
Steve Padula (all Presentations), Licensing & Regulatory Practice Lead, McMillen Jacobs Associates
Douglas Johnson, Regional Engineer, FERC Division of Dam Safety & Inspections
David Turner, Chief NW Branch, FERC Division of Hydropower Licensing
T J Lovullo, Chief, Aquatic Resources Branch, FERC,
Division of Hydropower Administration & Compliance
1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201
Phone: (1) 503-226-7600
Fax: (1) 503-221-1789
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.