2022 Waterpower Week Schedule

Waterpower Week 2022 provided more than 20 POWERFUL sessions and workshops throughout the 4 days in D.C. See the full details below from this year’s conference. 

NHA Board of Directors Meeting


NHA Marine Energy Council Meeting

NHA Marine Energy Council No-Host Happy Hour

Hydropower Foundation's Kick-Off Party


Session 1: Opening Plenary Session: Growth in Waterpower - What's Happening to Meet Clean Energy Net-Zero Goals?

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Networking Break

Session 2A: Legislative 'Hot Takes:' Tax Credits for Investment and Production, Climate-Related Bills, and More!

Session 2B: Finding Financing for Development: Innovative Financing Options for Small Hydro and Marine Energy

Session 2C: Tribal Consultation and Collaboration

Session 3A: FERC Briefing on New Safety-Related Regulations

Session 3B: Corporate Buyers of Green Energy -- What Do They Need in Order to Consider Buying Electricity Powered by Water?

Session 3C: A Conversation with Federal Resource Agencies -- What's New? How about New Technology?

Networking Lunch

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Session 4: Plenary Session: Part 1: Wholesale Electricity Markets; Part 2: Amplifying Waterpower’s Messages to Policy Makers

Outreach and Advocacy: Event Attendees Meet with Congressional Elected Officials/Staff, Resource Agencies, and/or U.S. Department of Energy

Networking Reception

Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) Happy Hour (ticket required)


Women in Waterpower Breakfast (ticket required)

Morning Welcome Coffee

Session 5: Plenary Session: Part 1: Featured Speaker: Richard Glick, Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Part 2: Licensing Reform through the Uncommon Dialogue: Changing the Federal Power Act

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NHA CEO Council Meeting

Networking Break

Session 6A: Hot Legal and Regulatory Topics – Clean Water Act, Financial Assurance, Environmental and Energy Justice, and More

Session 6B: Marine Energy: Path to Commercialization

Session 6C: Conversation with FERC's Hydro Administration and Compliance Division Director

Networking Lunch

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Session 7A: DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office: What's on the Horizon?

Session 7B: Electricity Markets in the West: Evolving Changes and What They Mean for Hydropower

Session 7C: Relicensing: Good Practices for Working with Agencies and Stakeholders

Networking Break

Session 8A: New Infrastructure Funding - Breaking Down the Details

Session 8B: Words That Work - Communicating the Value and Role of Pumped Storage

Session 8C: Decommissioning Decisions

Special Keynote Address: The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull, Former Prime Minister of Australia The Ignored Crisis within the Crisis: Why Pumped Storage Hydro Is Critical to Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals

Session 9: Plenary Session: Opportunities and Challenges for Waterpower Globally: What Can We Learn from Successes around the World?

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Informal Networking - Explore D.C./Networking with Colleagues


Workshop 10A: Project Financing from the U.S. Department of Energy - Working with the Loan Program Office

Workshop 10B: Communication and Engagement Techniques with Media and with Project Stakeholders

Networking Break

Workshop 11A: Uncommon Dialogue Working Group Discussions

Workshop 11B: Wholesale Electricity Markets: Brush Up on the Basics

Lunch on Own

Discussion with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about Building New Hydro at Existing Dams

NHA Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting

NHA Waterpower Innovation Council Meeting

NHA Pumped Storage Development Council Meeting

NHA Small Hydro Development Council Meeting

National Hydropower Assocation

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