August 24th is National Hydropower Day

Today is National Hydropower Day! 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.

As an industry, let’s all band together to celebrate America’s first renewable by joining in on social media and tuning into all the content the industry posts today. #HydroDay

NHA’s Interview with David Turk
Deputy Secretary,
U.S. Department of Energy

Aug 24 at 1:30pm ET

In celebration of Hydropower Day, NHA’s Malcolm Woolf will be interviewing U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary David Turk on hydropower’s role in our clean energy future.


DOE Office of Electricity National Hydropower Day Q&A Panel

Aug 24 at 12:00 PM ET

DOE Office of Electricity National Hydropower Day Q&A session w/Administrators from Western Area Power Administration, B0nneville Power Administration, Southwestern Power Administration & Southeastern Power Administration.


National Hydropower Day – Protecting Our Existing Fleet

Aug 24 at 9:45 AM ET

On National #Hydropower Day, it’s important to recognize our existing fleet. Over the next decade, 13 gigawatts of hydropower is at risk. Learn more about what that means for our climate & powering homes. #HydroDay


Welcome to National Hydropower Day!

Aug 24 at 9:00 AM ET

It’s National #Hydropower Day! Let’s honor the nation’s first renewable resource that provides clean, carbon-free energy to roughly 30 million Americans, and 35 percent of the United States’ overall renewable electricity. #HydroDay


Make Your Voice Heard on National Hydropower Day

On NHD, we want you to voice your support for hydropower on social media! If your organization is active on social media, we encourage you to post a message supporting National Hydropower Day 2021 using the following hashtag: #HydroDay.

Communications Toolkit

To make the process as turnkey as possible, NHA has developed a Communications Toolkit which includes sample social media posts and a hydropower messaging guide. As we get closer to Hydropower Day, we will add more graphics and shareables, so check in often.

What else can we do on Hydropower Day?

In addition to being active on social media, we encourage you to:

  • Send a press release to your local reporters, tv and radio outlets.
  • Submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper in support of National Hydropower Day.
  • Organize a media availability with local media to showcase your hydropower facility.

For examples, see our Communications Toolkit

On National Hydropower Day, tell your member of Congress that you support hydropower