Who We Are

About NHA

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit national association dedicated to promoting the growth of clean, affordable U.S. hydropower. It seeks to secure hydropower’s place as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental, energy, and economic policy objectives.

NHA unites the diverse North American hydropower community, providing a powerful advocacy voice among U.S. decision makers, the general public and the international community. Through membership, individuals and organizations gain access to regulatory bodies, influence over energy and environmental policy and a means to exchange valuable information within the industry.

NHA represents more than 200 companies in the North American hydropower industry, from Fortune 500 corporations to family-owned small businesses.  Our members include both public and investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, developers, manufacturers, environmental and engineering consultants, attorneys, and public policy, outreach, and education professionals.

NHA members are involved in projects throughout the U.S. hydropower industry, including both federal and non-federal hydroelectric facilities.  NHA members own and operate the majority of the non-federal waterpower generating facilities in the United States. Click to learn about membership benefits.

National Event

NHA hosts Waterpower Week in Washington, the nation’s premier hydropower and marine energy event. Each year, industry professionals and power producers and suppliers converge on the nation’s capital to shape the future of waterpower.

Waterpower Week is comprised of three co-located conferences rolled into one: NHA’s Annual Conference, International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC), and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). This 3-day jam packed event provides you the opportunity to network, learn about legislative and regulatory initiatives, and discuss the issues impacting hydropower and marine energy industry.