NWHA Young Hydro Professionals Group
Young Hydro Professionals Group (YHPG) is focused on assisting
newer hydro industry members (regardless of age) with
professional development and understanding of what the industry
offers. Meetings provide networking opportunities to socialize
with other industry members. Meetings can be breakfasts, dinner,
tours or other forums organized around topics of interest to the
attendees. Industry "elders" (experienced industry
members) "mentor" by sharing their experiences and offering sage
advice on a variety of topics. There are now two groups formed
and others may be developed in the future:
Bellevue, WA Young Hydro Professionals Group
Portland, OR Young Hydro Professionals Group
NWHA is supportive of forming other groups
in other locales throughout our service territory: Alaska,
British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and
There was a joint breakfast meeting of the two groups with
other interested persons invited, at the 2014 NWHA Annual
Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Seattle Washington, February
The first meeting was held June 28 in Portland as a breakfast
meeting. For future events, contact NWHA Board Member:
Student at Oregon State University
The Bellevue Group began meeting January 30, 2012. It continues to meet quarterly to meet the needs of its participants.
May 15, 2014
Tour of the Ballard Locks
Join the Young Hydro Professionals for a tour of the Army
Corps of Engineers Ballard Locks.
Click Here for more information about the Hiram M.
Chittenden Locks known locally as the Ballard Locks.
A private tour has been scheduled for
Thursday, May 15th starting at 5:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged
to gather for dinner in Ballard afterwards.
Please RSVP by contacting Shane Richards or Eli Wilson. Their
contact information can be found below.
Bruce Meaker, Group Mentor
Shane Richards, P.E.
Puget Sound Energy
Eli Wilson, P.E.
EES Consulting, Inc.
(425) 889-2700 ext 209
Past Events: Bellevue and Portland
Tour of Canyon Hydro Plants in
Deming and Sumas, WA 2013
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.