The Next Chapter for The Clean Energy Future!
The National Hydropower Association’s Clean Current tradeshow + conference originated from in-depth industry listening sessions with our members in 2019. The waterpower community and NHA decided it was time to develop a bold, new event dedicated to the advancement of conventional hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro, and marine energy as reliable and flexible sources of clean energy—an event that, by virtue of being owned and produced by NHA, would reflect industry needs and benefit the industry through reinvestment of proceeds to advance waterpower.
Despite the challenges of launching an all-new event in the midst of a global pandemic, Clean Currents 2021 was held in the fall of 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Attendance exceeded expectations, and the event was a success—99% of surveyed attendees agreed that Clean Currents 2021 proved to be a valuable experience*. Clean Currents 2022 will take this unique experience to the West Coast and promises to build on the success of 2021!
*Clean Currents 2021 Post-Event Survey. The percentage is based on survey respondents.
For the Industry. By the Industry.
Clean Currents is owned by the non-profit National Hydropower Association and is the only national waterpower tradeshow + conference that NHA is involved with. Proceeds from Clean Currents are reinvested back into the waterpower industry.
The Clean Currents Story
By the Industry. For the Industry. For Now and Into the Future.
The headwaters that formed the National Hydropower Association’s Clean Currents tradeshow + conference originate from a desire throughout the waterpower community that it was time for the industry, in particular NHA, to develop a bold, new event that would bring the industry together for the betterment of the industry.
The vision was an event dedicated to the advancement of conventional hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro and marine energy as reliable and flexible sources of clean energy now and into the future. This vision aligned with NHA’s growth and evolution in its leadership to position waterpower for success in the decades to come.
We Began With Industry Feedback …
We started by listening to waterpower’s generators, manufacturers and suppliers. In 2018, NHA began to solicit input from members and non-members on industry event wants and needs. Our process included in-depth listening sessions with NHA members.
As a result of the input we were gathering, the NHA Board of Directors created a “New Event” Advisory Committee in 2019. The committee was charged with setting in motion a plan to develop a new waterpower event that would launch in 2021.
…Then Created Clean Currents to Meet Industry Needs
The constructive dialogue and insights gathered during our listening phase guided us to design the Clean Currents experience around:
The National Hydropower Association is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the growth of clean, affordable US waterpower in all of its forms, ranging from conventional hydropower to pumped storage to marine energy. It seeks to secure waterpower’s place as a climate-friendly, renewable, and reliable energy source that serves national environmental, energy, and economic policy objectives.
NHA represents more than 250 organizations in the North American waterpower industry, from Fortune 500 corporations to family-owned small businesses. Our members include both public and investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, developers, manufacturers, product and service providers, environmental and engineering consultants, attorneys, and public policy, outreach, and education professionals.
All proceeds from Clean Currents will go directly toward funding the work of NHA