NHA offers registration discounts for 2009 conference

The National Hydropower Association is offering a special �early bird� registration discount through Jan. 31 for its 2009 annual conference, May 11-13 in Washington.

The conference, �Tapping the Future: Hydropower, Energy Demand, and Water Supply,� provides a forum for industry leaders, state and federal regulators, and legislative staff to discuss topics of mutual interest.

At the opening plenary session, Mark Crisson, chief executive officer of the American Public Power Association; Glenn English, chief executive officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; and Thomas Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, are to examine U.S. electricity policy. The industry leaders are to assess critical issues in the hydropower industry and evaluate opportunities and challenges ahead for hydropower.

The early bird fee is $680 for NHA members and federal agency representatives, and $780 for non-members, $155 less than the on-site fee. There is an advance registration fee, from Feb. 1 through March 31, of $730 for members and federal agency representatives, and $830 for non-members.

A full registration fee, from April 1-30, is $780 for members and federal agency representatives, and $880 for non-members. The on-site fee for the period beginning May 1 is $835 for members and federal agency representatives, and $935 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. The discount is not available to speakers. The registration fee for speakers is $615 through March 31, and $665 thereafter.

For information, contact HCI Publications, 2009 conference organizer, at (1) 816-931-1311 ext. 129, or see NHA’s Internet site, www.hydro.org/conference2009. 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. 31.

The Henwood Award recognizes 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. The award winner will be announced at NHA’s annual conference.

Nominations are due Jan. 31 to Dan Jarvis, Henwood Selection Committee Chairman, High Valley Hydro Consulting, P.O. Box 146, Arcadia, MO 63621; E-Mail: highvalleyranch@centurytel.net.

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