NHA 2016 Annual Conference | April 25-27, 2016 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C.

2015 Access to National Hydropower Annual (NHA) Conference Presentations

Thank you for attending the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference.  Conference presentations are available for all attendees.  If you are an NHA Member, you can view the presentations online under Member Resources once you log in to your Member Account.   If you are not an NHA member, please contact Diane Lear at

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Event Highlights

2015 Event Highlights

  • Record-breaking attendance of 637 industry professionals!
  • 22 conference sessions
  • 9 committee meetings
  • Opening Plenary session featuring:
    • Paul Tonko, Congressman-N.Y., U.S. House of Representatives
    • Christin Dorgelo, Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive     Office of the President
  • Tuesday Morning Plenary Session featuring:
    • Joe Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel to Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Prinicipal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy
    • José Zayas, Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Roger Ballantine, President, Green Strategies, Inc.
  • Closing General Session featuring:
    • Paul Bonaro, Director of Data Center Operations, Eastern-US and EMEA, Yahoo
    • Keith Hayes, Vice President, Marketing, New York Power Authority
    • Jim Collins, Principal Strategic Sourcing Manager, Utilities, Datacenter Strategy, Planning and Development, MCIO, Microsoft
    • Andrew Munro, Director, Customer Service Division, Grant County Public Utility District
  • Unveiling of the 2015 Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) Award Winners
  • 46 sponsors
  • 18 companies represented at the event's table top offering
  • 12 organizations represented at the event's resource and affiliate tables

Who Attends

  • Owners, Operators, Developers
  • Regulators
  • NHA Members
  • Attorneys
  • Environmental and Engineering Consultants
  • Business Development Managers
  • Energy Analysts
  • Service Providers
  • Water Resource Professionals
  • Policy Makers
  • Government and NGO Representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Financiers/Insurers
  • Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Resource Agencies
  • Washington Representatives
  • Senior-level Management
  • Senior-level Engineers
  • Marketing/Sales Staff
  • Purchasers
  • Field Services
  • Scientists
  • Academia

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships for the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference are available and are designed to offer a variety of opportunities to maximize your company's exposure at the event.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Shinkle
Sponsorship Sales
Phone: +1 (918) 832.9360

Event Info

Join industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials, and key legislative staff to discuss technology, policy and future development options for the hydropower industry at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) Annual Conference.

• Build relationships with policy makers

• Connect with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff on regulatory and compliance issues

• Gain the latest insight on how new projects are moving forward

• Learn about innovative and high quality work going on throughout the industry

• Share operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices supporting operational excellence

• Visit with agencies and collect valuable information


Professional Development Hours

NHA Annual Conference attendees are eligible to receive 14 professional development hours (PDHs).

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2015 Sponsors

Platinum On-Site Event Guide Sponsor:  
Platinum Attendee Bags Sponsor:

Platinum Attendee Badge Holders Sponsor:  
Plenary Session Sponsor - Opening Monday:

Conference Pads and Pens Sponsor:  
Gomez & Sullivan Engineers  
Congressional Directory Sponsor:  
Strategies 360  
Gold Sponsors:  
Silver Sponsors: President's Luncheon  
Bronze Sponsor: Coffee Breaks  
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLC  
Louis Berger

Santee Cooper
Steel-Fab, Inc.  
Circle of Hydropower Sponsor:  
Supporting Sponsors:
MWH Global  
Owned by:  
Flagship Media:  

Produced by:  

2015 Table Top Participants           
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants        


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