The National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) Waterpower Week 2021 is the industry’s premier policy event.

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 an important time to hear from and connect with others who affect the industry – regulators, resource agencies, and river and environmental communities.

About WPW 2021
About WPW 2021

Mark your calendar for April 28-30, 2021, to join others as they converge virtually to shape the future of waterpower.

What to Expect

Waterpower Week is the chief platform for insightful panel discussions on the most important policy, regulatory and markets issues affecting waterpower, while ensuring waterpower's message is being heard within the Beltway.

Waterpower week features a full slate of panel discussions focused on waterpower policy pivots, and regulatory processes, changes and improvements that affect the work you do everyday.

Who Attends

  • Regulatory Staff – those working for hydro asset owners
  • Washington, D.C. – Representatives who work for hydro asset owners lobbying Congress on various issues
  • Company Staff – those who provide regulatory and licensing-related services to asset owners
  • Federal Regulators
  • Federal Resource Agencies
  • Power marketing agencies (PMAs) and RTOs/ISOs

Outreach and Advocacy: Making Hydro’s Voice Heard

Just because we are virtual doesn’t mean we can’t bring hydro to the attention of Congress and ensure waterpower’s message is heard within the Beltway!

Throughout the spring, NHA is organizing virtual meetings for hydro companies with Congressional members and their staff.

Want to get involved and do your part in shaping the future of waterpower? Let us know by emailing Marla Barnes.

Benefits of attending the event:

  • No Travel Required

    No Travel Required

    Get the benefit of being connected with those inside the beltway from the comfort of your home.

  • Share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints with others

    Share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints with others

    Share effective waterpower viewpoints and solutions with others across North America.

  • New Legislative Outlook

    New Legislative Outlook

    Hear firsthand what a new administration and Congress means for you and your organization.

About WPW 2021
  • Networking Opportunities

    Networking Opportunities

    NHA understands the importance of the relationship building that takes place at this event, and we are working hard to find ways to retain networking in a virtual world.

  • Comprehensive Overview of Waterpower Policy

    Comprehensive Overview of Waterpower Policy

    Get a comprehensive overview of the most important policy, regulatory and markets issues affecting waterpower - both current and future.

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

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
FERC Commissioner Richard Glick
FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Major General Ed Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons
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)

Panel Discussion Topics

  • Changes & Improvements to Regulatory Processes

    Hear about the changes, improvements and policy pivots that affect the work you do everyday.

  • Looking Towards a New Administration

    Discover how a new administration and new Congress will affect the waterpower industry at large.

  • Legislative Outlook

    What's on the horizon for the waterpower industry and what is still needed?

  • Electricity & Non-Capacity Markets

    Learn about the electricity and non-capacity markets successes, areas of improvement and the forecast for the future across the United States.

  • River Communities and the Uncommon Dialogue

    Learn about NHA's work with the river communities on the Uncommon Diaglogue.

Water Power Week 2020 Cityscape graphics
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