NWHA Young Professionals Group
The Young Professionals Group currently meets quarterly in
the Puget Sound area. The YPG is focused on assisting newer
hydro industry members with their professional development and
understanding of what the industry offers. The quarterly
meetings can be for dinner or tours and are organized around
topics of interest to the attendees. Industry elders are brought
in to “mentor” through stories and offer sage advice on a
variety of topics.
NWHA is supportive of beginning similar forums in other
locales as interest is identified.
Tour of Canyon Hydro Plants in
Deming and Sumas, WA
The Young Hydro Professionals Group enjoyed a successful tour of the Canyon Hydro plants in Deming and Sumas, WA. Bret Bauer of Canyon led the tour of their high head turbine manufacturing facilities and explained the manufacturing process and of equipment Canyon ships internationally. Eleven of the YHPG members were able to participate in the tour. Everyone came away impressed with the level of technical sophistication they use to machine their turbines of all types.
January 30, 2012
Pagliacci Pizza Bellevue,
Topic: Things I Broke When I Was Young and Survived
Bruce Meaker, Stan Schweising, and Kim deRubertis gathered with 7
invitees to share stories of the big mistakes that happened to
them when they were first starting out.