NHA’s National Events


We have expanded our event offerings to the waterpower industry. Our long-standing Waterpower Week is the premier policy-focused national event which takes place every spring in Washington, DC. The Clean Currents Conference + Tradeshow is the industry’s all-encompassing event where the waterpower industry comes together each fall.

Both events play key roles in connecting and educating the North American waterpower industry.
One question we’ve heard is:

“How are these two events different?”

Key reason to attend

Waterpower Week

It’s all about legislation, regulation, and markets

  • Hear firsthand what a new administration and Congress means for you and your organization.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of the most important policy, regulatory, and market issues affecting waterpower.
  • Re-invest in hydro—all proceeds flow back into the industry.

Clean Currents

It’s visionary, by the industry and for the industry

  • Join the North American waterpower community to turn innovation and vision into growth for, and the betterment of, the waterpower industry.
  • Re-invest in hydro—all proceeds flow back into the industry.
  • Connect with colleagues at the only event that will bring conventional hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro and marine energy together.

Who should attend?

Waterpower Week

  • Hydro asset owners (including regulatory staff and lobbyists)
  • Companies who provide regulatory- and licensing-related services or other hydro services to customers affected by regulation
  • Congressional policy makers
  • Federal and state regulators and resource agencies
  • Tribes, PMAs, RTOs/ISOs and NGOs

Clean Currents

  • Hydro asset owners/generators
  • C-suite/executive leadership
  • Engineers
  • Portfolio/general managers
  • Plant operations
  • Industry consultants/subject matter experts
  • Waterpower industry manufacturers, suppliers and service providers
  • Federal and state resource agencies
  • Regulators
  • Research entities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Academia
  • Financial entities

Event Features

Waterpower Week

  • Daily keynote speakers
  • Advocacy program
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Networking

Clean Currents

  • Comprehensive CC Central floor plan, featuring exhibits, education, and the Innovation Power House, a center for innovation
  • Plenary sessions
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Asset-owner-only sessions
  • Technical presentations
  • Roundtables
  • Networking
  • Hydro plant technical tours

How to register

Registration for Waterpower Week in Washington 2025 will open soon

Registration for Clean Currents 2024 is now open

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact Joseph LoSasso at 202-697-2404 or email joseph@hydro.org