Event at a glance

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2018 Waterpower Week in Washington
Event At A Glance
  NHA Annual Conference Sessions IMREC Sessions METS Sessions
  Monday, April 30, 2018
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. NHA Regulatory Affairs
Committee Meeting
NHA Marine Energy Council Meeting
(8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
NHA Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting
NHA Waterpower Innovation Council (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Hydro Advocacy 101 Workshop
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Waterpower Industry Goes to Capitol Hill
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own  
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Session 1: Opening Plenary Session: Transforming America's Energy Infrastructure
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Session 2A: Meeting your New FERC
Session 2B: Cross-Border Hydro Interactions between U.S. and Canada
Session 2C: Finding New Money for Hydropower's Growth
IMREC Session 2D: A Modern-Day Fireside Chat with Agencies and Regulators
METS Session 2E:
Resource Characterization

4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Coffee Break
4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Session 3A: Alternatives to FERC Relicensing
Session 3B: Recognizing Hydropower’s Environmental Benefits
Session 3C: How Owners Are Keeping Their Dams Safe
IMREC Session 3D: Matching MHK Value to Utility and Grid Needs of the Future
METS Session 3E:
Posters and Happy Hour

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Opening Reception and Energy Department Poster Session
7:30 p.m. Young Professionals in Waterpower - Vapianos Restaurant - 1800 M St NW
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Women in Waterpower Breakfast – ticketed event
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Morning Coffee
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Session 4: Tuesday Morning Plenary Session
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 5A: Meeting FERC License Compliance in a Changing World
Session 5B: The Hydro Communicators Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Message
Session 5C: What the DOE Waterpower Program Is Doing for You

IMREC Session 5D: Why Certifications and Standards Make Business Sense in the Marine Energy Sector
METS Session 5E:
Environmental Effects of Marine
Renewable Energy
12:15 p.m. Break to move from the sessions to the luncheon
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Session 6: President’s Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Break to move from the luncheon to the sessions
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session 7A: NHA 2018 Legislative Update and Outlook
Session 7B: The Hydro Communicators Toolkit: Responding to a Crisis

Session 7C: Millennials in the Hydro Workforce
IMREC Session 7D: MHK: Competitive Advantages in Non-Grid Markets
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Session 8A: Investing in Federal Hydro Infrastructure – How Do We Get It Done?

Session 8C: Perspectives on PURPA

METS Session 8E:
Posters and Happy Hour
5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. NHA's 35th Anniversary Reception
7:00 p.m. MHK Networking Event - Sauf Haus Bier Hall, 1216 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.
7:05 p.m. Washington Nationals baseball game – ticketed event
7:30 p.m. Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Dinner at Fogo De Chao, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. – ticketed event
  Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:15 a.m.   Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Annual Spring Meeting - open to all attendees
8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. NHA Small Hydro Council Meeting (8:15 AM - 9:30 AM)
NHA Pumped Storage Committee Meeting (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
IMREC Session 9D: Learning from Success: Experiences from Offshore Power Project Developers
METS Session 9E:
Technology Advancement:
Wave Energy Optimization and Control
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Coffee Break
9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 10A: The Hydro Brief: Examining Current Legal Issues and What They Mean to You
10B: Recognizing Hydropower’s Grid Benefits
Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Annual Spring Meeting - open to all attendees
IMREC Session 10D: Focus on Finance: Attracting Investment for a Marine Energy Project
METS Session 10E:
Technology Advancement:
Wave and Current Energy
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 11A: Hydro Game Show!
Session 11B: Getting it Done: Global Pumped Storage Successes and What it Means for the U.S.
Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Annual Spring Meeting - open to all attendees
Session 11E:
Technology Advancement:
Wave Energy II
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
NHA Task Force on Value Recognition of Hydro Meeting (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
MHK Environmental Compliance Cost Reduction Strategies (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls Workshop (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.  
MHK Data Community Project (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.