National Hydropower Day: Communications Toolkit
National Hydropower Day is right around the corner. For over 135 years, hydropower has powered this nation with clean, renewable energy. As a way to collectively recognize hydropower’s undeniable contributions to bolstering the nation’s clean energy infrastructure and providing grid resiliency and reliability benefits, we’ve established August 24th as National Hydropower Day.
On August 24th, as an industry, let’s all band together to celebrate America’s first renewable!
How can I take part in National Hydropower Day?
Whether you’re a hydro generator, service provider or manufacturer taking part in National Hydropower Day is simple and easy.
Engage on Social Media: If your organization is active on social media, we encourage you to post a message supporting NHD 2021 using the following hashtag: #HydroDay.
To make the process as turnkey as possible, NHA has developed a social media messaging guide and a social media toolkit, which includes sample social media posts.
As we get closer to Hydropower Day we will be adding more graphics and sharables, so check in often.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to use our social sharable graphics. You could post something as simple as “Happy National Hydropower Day! #HydroDay”. Last year, several organizations within our industry got very creative, which you can see here.
Send a press release to your local reporters, tv and radio outlets. Let them know that hydropower means clean, renewable energy. Sample release here
Submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper in support of NHD. In your letter, tout the many contributions of hydro in your community. LTE example here
Organize Media Availability with local media: An example of a Nebraska Public Power District being featured in their local news for NHD:
HYDRO DAY FAQs
We want to participate in NHD, but we can’t use your social graphics. What should we do?
You don’t have to use our social sharable graphics. You could post something as simple as “Happy National Hydropower Day! #HydroDay”. Or, for example, if you are an equipment manufacturer or service provider, take photo of your colleagues and post it with our hashtag.
We want to reach out to our local reporters, what should we do?
NHA would be happy to help you. Just give us a call.
About National Hydropower Day
For over 135 years, hydropower has powered this nation with clean, reliable energy. From the Industrial Revolution to World War II to growth of the tech sector, hydropower has powered American innovation and ingenuity.
National Hydropower Day, on August 24th, celebrates hydropower’s undeniable contributions to America’s clean energy infrastructure, electrical grid resiliency and reliability benefits, and environmental protections.
As the renewable resource that integrates the other renewables, like wind and solar, onto the grid, hydropower plays a critical role in America’s future.