Benefits of Attending Waterpower Week

Educational and Professional Development Opportunities.

Waterpower Week includes 14 hours of programming related to policy, legislation, regulation, and wholesale electricity market topics. It’s a chance for industry, government agencies, regulators, resource agencies, Tribes and First Nations, and NGOs to learn from and interact with each other.

There is something for everyone at Waterpower Week!

A PDH (professional development hours) certificate for 14 hours will be sent to each attendee after the conference.

If You Work In The Waterpower Industry

Who Attends

  • Hydro Power Producers, Regulatory Staff, Senior Executives, Power Marketing Staff, Legal Staff, Communications / Public Affairs Staff, Washington, D.C. Lobbyists
  • Developers of New Waterpower Projects
  • Companies that provide regulatory- and licensing-related services to asset owners
  • Companies that provide hydro-related services and/or products whose customers and potential customers are affected by regulations

Hear about the things you care about.

From the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – to President Biden’s Justice40 initiative – new and pending legislation and policy initiatives will have a transformative impact on waterpower – now, and for years to come.

Get up to speed at Waterpower Week on the latest legislative and policy developments that will impact your day-to-day work.

It’s the leading national waterpower policy-focused event!

Waterpower policy happens in D.C.; year after year, it connects industry professionals with key policymakers and leading political figures.

This event brings a focus within the Capital Beltway to the importance of waterpower’s role in clean energy.

WPW attracts high-level speakers from industry as well as regulators, government, and the halls of Congress.

A planned advocacy programming, such as our Hill Visits, allows the industry to raise our voices and educate policymakers at the White House, Capitol Hill, and Federal agencies.

NHA is arranging an Advocacy Day that all are invited to participate in. We’ll do the outreach and scheduling and provide participants with talking points—all you need to do is show up! Click Here to read full details about our planned Advocacy Day.

If You Affect The Industry

Who Attends

  • Government Agencies
  • Congressional Policy Makers
  • Federal and State Regulators
  • Federal and State Resource Agencies
  • Tribes interfacing with hydropower
  • Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) and RTOs/ISOs
  • Finance / Wall Street
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Conservation Groups
  • River Community
  • Fishing interests
  • Climate Solutions/Clean Energy Groups
  • Media/Press

Hear about things important to you

Gain access to first-hand knowledge on what is going on with the licensing reform acts through the efforts of the Stanford Uncommon Dialogue.

Have the opportunity to participate in important dialogue regarding energy and environmental justice with hydro leaders.

Opportunity for informal discussions and dialogue with others within the waterpower community.

Waterpower Week brings many opportunities for you to connect both formally and informally – with attendees who work in the waterpower community, – and opens up lines of communication on important subjects (such as dam removal, licensing reform, and environmental protection).

For those new to the waterpower community, Waterpower Week provides a unique opportunity to meet waterpower professionals and become familiar with the waterpower community and how it works.


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