Asset Owners To Unveil Investment Plans During Clean Currents’ Meet and Greets

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Asset Owners To Unveil Investment Plans During Clean Currents’ Meet and Greets

DATE:

October 2, 2023

BY:

Jeremy Chase-Israel, Content Development Specialist, NHA

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Asset Owners To Unveil Investment Plans During Clean Currents’ Meet and Greets

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American Hydro

A current focus of the hydro industry is to improve and enhance the existing fleet of assets, increase capacity where possible, and ensure the safety of all components of these assets. 

Increased funding — via grants, tax credits, and direct pay provided in two laws passed in 2022 (the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act) – is expected to jumpstart electromechnical, civil, and environmental work at hydro projects throughout the United States. 

At the upcoming “by the industry, for the industry” Clean Currents Conference + Tradeshow, multiple asset owners will be on hand to share what they have planned in terms of future capital investments. 

This information sharing takes place in the Innovation Power House during “Meet and Greet” sessions. 

HOW DO THE ‘MEET AND GREETS’ WORK? 

“It’s an informal setup – attendees stand around a presenter, who is standing next to a kiosk. The presenter is basically interacting with attendees via short snippets (~30 minutes) of content. This approach was well received at the inaugural event, and we’re building it up even more,” says Marla Barnes, vice president of member and industry engagement for the National Hydropower Association, which owns and delivers the Clean Currents event. 

The “Meet and Greet” sessions take place throughout Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12. 

All three of the host utilities of this year’s Clean Currents will each participate in a Meet and Greet session. Additionally, attendees will be able to participate in Asset Owner Meet and Greet sessions with four more organizations.

The organizations available for Meet and Greets are as follows:

  • American Municipal Power
  • City of Hamilton, Ohio
  • Duke Energy
  • Grant County Public Utility District
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Southern Company
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A full list of the Meet and Greet sessions are available here. 

Each asset owner will each share specifics of their capital investment pipelines. Attendees will be introduced to the staff at each asset owner meet and greet who will be responsible for procuring the services and products required for this work and/or responsible for managing these capital improvements. Attendees can interact with those team members and find out more about the specific plans. 

Clean Currents is the only event I know of offering this valuable insight from asset owners in this ‘intentional networking’ structure and in this comprehensive a manner,” Barnes said. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

To learn more about all the content offerings at Clean Currents, taking place the week of October 9, 2023, in Cincinnati, Ohio, check out the schedule for more details, and click here to register. 

Clean Currents, National Hydropower Association’s waterpower + tradeshow, was created as gathering place for all sectors of the waterpower industry. By providing a space to convene, professionals from conventional hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro, and marine energy can learn from one another, do business, and network.