Special registration fee for NHA conference through April 30

The National Hydropower Association is offering a full registration fee for the organization’s annual conference through April 30, after which the higher on-site fee to attend the meeting begins.

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

At the opening plenary session, NHA plans to honor Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., with its Legislator of the Year award. Cantwell, who is to speak on America’s key policies and priorities, fought for extension of expiring production tax credits for hydropower (HNN 7/10/08) and recently urged the Department of Energy to allot $250 million for ocean energy technologies. (HNN 3/31/09)

The opening session also features an examination of electricity policy by 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. The industry leaders are to assess critical issues in the hydropower industry and evaluate opportunities and challenges for hydropower.

A forum on non-federal hydropower development at federal dams is one of more than 20 sessions NHA is offering at, or in conjunction with, its conference. (HNN 4/9/09) The agenda is on NHA’s Internet site at www.hydro.org/conference2009/program.php.

Save $55 on registration before May 1

The full registration fee for the May 11-13 conference is $780 for members and federal agency representatives, and $880 for non-members. The on-site fee begins May 1 and is $835 for members and federal agency representatives, and $935 for non-members.

An additional $50 discount on each 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 $665.

Participants may register online at NHA’s Internet site, www.hydro.org/conference2009, or send completed forms with payment to NHA/PennWell, P.O. Box 973059, Dallas, TX 75397-3059. Orders by credit card or purchase order may submitted by fax to (1) 918-831-9161, or e-mailed to registration@pennwell.com. For registration questions, call (1) 888-299-8016; or (1) 918-831-9160.

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