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National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) Waterpower Week will return in-person to the nation’s capital May 8 – 10, 2023

This event provides a once-a-year opportunity for those in the North American hydro industry to focus specifically on the regulatory, policy, markets, and legislative aspects of their work. It’s also an important time to hear from and connect with others who affect the industry – regulators, resource agencies, and river and environmental communities.

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Put it on the top of your 2023 “must-do” list today. If needed, drag and drop the downloaded ICS file into your preferred calendar application.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Waterpower Week 2023 has sponsorship opportunities that fit the needs of your budget and will help you surpass your company’s marketing goals. Contact NHA Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Manager – Denise Fumagalli by phone at 301-658-2181

Thank you to the following WPW 2022 Content Development Committee Members from within the industry and beyond for your ongoing participation and guidance.

Lex Wolf

Partner

Climate Adaptive Infrastructure Fund

Timothy Welch

Hydropower Program Manager, Water Power Technologies Office (EERE)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Chris Townsend

Director of Natural Resources and Hydro Licensing

Seattle City Light

Sharon White

Partner

Rock Creek Energy Group

Kari Vander Stoep

Partner; Practice Group Coordinator, Complex Commercial Litigation & Disputes

K&L Gates

Andrew Smith

Founder and CEO

Deja Blue Consulting Limited

Nathan Sandvig

Vice President

Rye Development

Bryson Robertson

Co-Director of Pacific Marine Energy Center; Associate Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC)

Debbie Mursch

Director Business Development - Hydro

GE Renewable Energy

Jeremiah McNeil

Principal Engineer

California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

Jeffrey Leahey

Vice President

SMI, Inc. (Strategic Marketing Innovations)

Charles Sensiba

Partner

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Tim Ramsey

Marine Energy Program Manager, Water Power Technologies Office (EERE)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Duff Mitchell

Managing Director

Juneau Hydropower Inc.

Scott Pugrud

Corporate Counsel

Idaho Power Company

Michael Kerr

CEO

New England Hydropower Company LLC

Trey Taylor

Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Verdant Power, Inc.

Mary Gail Sullivan

Director, Environmental and Lands, Permitting and Compliance

Northwestern Energy

Doug Spaulding

President (Hydro Gen. , Communications. & Government Affairs)

Nelson Energy

Bryson Robertson

Co-Director of Pacific Marine Energy Center; Associate Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC)

Nathan Sandvig

Vice President

Rye Development

Charles Sensiba

Partner

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Thomas St. John

Project Manager Hydro -Regulatory & Legislative Policy

Alabama Power Company

Andrew Smith

Founder and CEO

Deja Blue Consulting Limited

Scott Pugrud

Corporate Counsel

Idaho Power Company

Paul Gay

Vice President

SMI, Inc. (Strategic Marketing Innovations)

Suzanne Grassell

Senior Policy Advisor

Chelan County PUD

Frankie Green

National Hydropower Program Coordinator

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of the Interior

Jenna Borovansky

Senior Regulatory Specialist

HDR

Sonya Baskerville

Manager, National Relations Office

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

Leonard (Len) Greene

Director of Government Affairs and Communications

FirstLight Power

Wayne Allen

Principal Manager, Generation, Regulatory Support Services

Southern California Edison

Timothy Acker

President and Chief Executive Officer

BioSonics, Inc.

Cameron Fisher

Principal - Aquatic Sciences

48 North Solutions Inc.

Thomas Fitzgerald

Principal

Schnabel Engineering

Paul Gay

Vice President

SMI, Inc. (Strategic Marketing Innovations)

Darren Houghton

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

ANDRITZ

Nuria Holmes

Regulatory & Licensing Project Manager

Kleinschmidt Associates

Scott Hennessey

Vice President, Federal Policy

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group (US)

Melanie Harris

National Hydropower Program Coordinator

NOAA Fisheries

Jeanne Hilsinger

President

Mavel Americas, Inc.

Miles Hall

Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Lead

Natel Energy, Inc.

Leonard (Len) Greene

Director of Government Affairs and Communications

FirstLight Power

Frankie Green

National Hydropower Program Coordinator

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of the Interior

Suzanne Grassell

Senior Policy Advisor

Chelan County PUD

Timothy Acker

President and Chief Executive Officer

BioSonics, Inc.

Participate in Developing Our 2023 Programming!

Waterpower Week 2023 ‘s programming will be designed with input from the waterpower community to ensure we address attendee needs and issues. If you are interested in helping develop our Waterpower Week program or would like to be a potential speaker click I’m Interested below:

You will have the opportunity to hear from key federal agencies and government officials. In years past, Waterpower Week has hosted the following speakers:

  • The Hounorable Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister, Australia (2015-2018)
  • U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
  • U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk
  • U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons
  • FERC Commissioner Richard Glick
  • FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur
  • FERC Commissioner Allison Clements
  • U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Major General Ed Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)
  • Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  • Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)
  • Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)

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