NHA offers registration discounts for 2008 conference

The National Hydropower Association is offering a special �early bird� registration discount through Dec. 31 for its 2008 annual conference, April 13-16 in Washington.

The early bird fee is $645 for NHA members and federal agency representatives, and $745 for non-members, $150 less than the on-site fee. There is an advance registration fee, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, of $695 for members and federal agency representatives, and $795 for non-members.

A full registration fee, from March 1-31, is $745 for members and federal agency representatives, and $845 for non-members. The on-site fee for the period beginning April 1 is $795 for members and federal agency representatives, and $895 for non-members.

An additional $50 discount on each early bird, advance, and full registration is offered to companies registering four or more participants. To qualify for that discount, all registrations must be submitted together. That discount is not available to speakers. The registration fee for speakers is $585 through Feb. 28, and $635 after March 1.

The conference program, �Hydropower: Blue Energy for a Greener Future,� is designed for project developers, owners, operators, and managers; regulators; water resource professionals; consultants; lawyers; government and non-governmental organizations; financiers and insurers; equipment manufacturers and suppliers; service contractors; and resource agencies.

For information, contact HCI Publications, the conference organizer, at (1) 816-931-1311 ext. 129, or see NHA’s Internet site, www.hydro.org. Registration forms, including online registration, are available.

NHA invites Henwood Award nominations

NHA’s board seeks nominations for the annual Kenneth Henwood Award honoring a member of the hydropower community for service and leadership. Nominations for the industry’s highest individual honor are due Jan. 18.

NHA President Leslie Eden said the Henwood Award is an important opportunity to recognize an individual within the industry who is dedicated to hydropower as an energy technology; understands the relationship among project engineering, environment, and economics; shows persistence in the face of obstacles; and is an energetic and enthusiastic leader.

Nominations are due Jan. 18 to Don Clarke, Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award Committee, c/o Law Offices of GKRSE, 1500 K St., N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; E-mail: dhclarke@gkrse-law.com. The award winner will be announced April 15, at NHA’s annual conference.

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