Program Schedule

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Committee Meetings and Advocacy Workshop

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Visits to Capitol Hill

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Opening Plenary: Follow the Money: Hear from RTO Leaders on the Evolution of Markets and How it Impacts Hydro

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Importance of Hydropower Advocacy

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Markets Session 1: Hydropower from a Grid Operator Perspective

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Trends in Relicensing

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

2020 and Beyond: A Look at the DC Policy Landscape

Description: As we head into the 2020 presidential and congressional elections in November, hear from political insiders on the current state-of-play, and what’s on the horizon, for policy issues that will have a significant impact on your organization. Energy, tax, climate, appropriations, hydro licensing – the list of key priority issues for NHA and the industry is long. This session will examine the opportunities for engagement right now and where NHA members should start planning for the future to ensure your interests are represented and advanced in the federal policy debate.

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Markets Session 2: From RPS to CES – How Hydropower Fits In

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Through the Digital Penstock: Communicating in Social Media

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Morning Plenary: Confluence: How the River and Hydropower Communities Work Together

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Working with Stakeholders

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Working with Stakeholders

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Hybrid Renewable Energy Storage Projects

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

From Licensing to Construction

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Awards Luncheon

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

The Future of Relicensing

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Pumped Storage

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Operational Excellence and its Value to My Company

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Regulatory Landscape: Rule Changes and Analysis

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Measuring the Unique Value of Hydropower: DOE’s HydroWIRES Research Initiative

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Manufacturers’ Forum

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Off-Site Baseball Game (tickets will be available for purchase through registration) and HPC Dinner (invite only)

Thursday, May 21, 2020

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Committee Meetings and HPC Committee Meeting

9:30 am – 10:45 am

The Hydro Brief: Hoopa & Its Progeny; Lessons from Natural Gas

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Corporate Culture: Attracting and Maintaining High Quality Employees

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Power Opportunities Associated with Irrigation Modernization in the West

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Closing Session

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch on your own

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Workshops

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This 3-day jam packed event provides you the opportunity to network, learn about legislative and regulatory initiatives, and discuss the issues impacting the hydropower industry.

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