The Queen City (Cincinnati) – Home to Clean Currents 2023!

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The Queen City (Cincinnati) – Home to Clean Currents 2023!


July 11, 2022


Francesca Blanco Hadjimichael, Director of Meetings and Events, NHA


The Queen City (Cincinnati) – Home to Clean Currents 2023!

NHA thanks our sponsors:

Waterpower Week 2023

Clean Currents, the National Hydropower Association’s waterpower tradeshow and conference, will make Cincinnati, Ohio, its home in 2023!

Nestled along the banks of the famed Ohio River, Cincinnati — known for its accessibility and affordability — is an ideal location for Clean Currents. The event will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center from October 10-13, 2023.

Duke Energy, American Municipal Power, and the City of Hamilton have committed to serve, exclusively, as the host utilities for Clean Currents, the only national waterpower event they’re supporting in 2023.

Owned by the National Hydropower Association (NHA), Clean Currents is the industry event for waterpower, bringing together professionals from conventional hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro, and marine energy to advance the role waterpower plays in the renewable energy future.

With proceeds from the event supporting NHA’s advocacy efforts – which recently secured $900 million in infrastructure grants for the waterpower industry – Clean Currents is molded and shaped by the industry, for the industry.

For 2022, Clean Currents will be held in Sacramento, California, from October 18-20. With the support of six host utilities – Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, Northern California Power Agency, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Yuba Water Agency – Clean Currents 2022 offers the chance connect with colleagues at the only event bringing together small hydro, conventional hydropower, pumped storage, and marine energy. Early bird registration is available until July 15th, so there’s still time to sign-up and save.

While more details will be released in the coming months about Clean Currents 2023, recent waterpower innovations deployed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, headquartered in Cincinnati, will be on display as part of the tour offerings provided by the host utilities.

Malcolm Woolf, NHA President and CEO, was quoted in a recent Clean Currents press release regarding the event’s 2023 location and significance:

“We are thrilled to announce that Clean Currents 2023 will take place in Cincinnati. We thank Duke Energy, American Municipal Power, and the City of Hamilton for not just serving as host utilities for Clean Currents 2023, but for standing in lockstep with the hydropower industry. As the official waterpower industry event, 100% of the proceeds are reinvested back into advocacy and other priorities of the industry trade association. Our goal for 2023 is to develop an innovative event that brings every corner of the waterpower industry together to advance hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro, and marine energy.”

Clean Currents is renowned as a pivotal space for the evolution and growth of the waterpower industry. By bringing together utility generators, public power providers, equipment manufacturers, and engineering/technical consultants, the waterpower industry can come together to advance conventional hydro, pumped storage, and marine energy.

To learn more about this tradeshow and conference, visit the event site: