All Involved in Waterpower Have a Place at Clean Currents 2024
Power Producers / Generators
Manufacturers / Suppliers
Venture Capitalists / Financiers
Regional Development or Innovation Organizations
Technology Incubators, Accelerators
Power Marketers, ITOs / ISOs
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Listen to what hydropower professionals have to say about the waterpower industry’s premiere trade show + conference – Clean Currents:
Need more convincing? Read why waterpower professionals attended Clean Currents.
The Inclusive Current
Clean Currents recognizes waterpower professionals have a variety of job functions — not all attendees need or want the same information. With that in mind, Clean Currents offers specific content and experiences for the:
Benefits for Attending: Beyond the Industry
Clean Currents is an industry-wide event where professionals from across the hydropower spectrum come together to discuss the future of waterpower. Here are 5 reasons why you should attend Clean Currents.
Why I Attend Clean Currents
Read why waterpower professionals attended Clean Currents.
“Clean Currents will be the biggest and, I believe, the best conference in the hydropower industry this year. Stakeholders from all parts of the industry will be present to share best practices, lessons learned, and the newest technology available. Duke Energy is proud to be co-hosting Clean Currents 2023 and we are excited to see you there. For anyone in the hydropower industry – this is a conference you don’t want to miss.”
Randy Herrin, PE
Vice President Carolinas Regulated Renewables & Lake Services | Duke Energy
“The National Hydropower Association (NHA), with the support of its membership through the collection of dues and revenue from events such as Clean Currents, has become a stronger voice than ever before that is producing real results in policy. These achievements make the U.S. hydropower industry stronger and place it on a firmer foundation better prepared to compete with more highly funded renewables such as solar and wind. These actions strengthen the industry and that strengthens our bottom line.”
Paul S. Meeks
President | Worthington Products, Inc.
“To network with other Hydro Generation owners, contractors, and consultants. By networking with other Hydro Power industry professionals, you are able to obtain key strategic contact info that may benefit you in the future. Hydro Generation is a small community and by attending Clean Currents you are able to see all the key industry players all in one place and all at the same time.“
Phillip Cantarinha, PE, PMP, IAM, MBA
Director of Power Systems | KGS Group International Inc. USA
“Voith Hydro is once again a sponsor, exhibitor, and attendee of Clean Currents because the event provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas, learn about new products, interact with some of the most advanced technologies, and of course, network with other industry leaders. It is also the only waterpower conference that directly benefits our industry by reinvesting proceeds into the ongoing success of waterpower in the United States.”
CEO | Voith Hydro Inc.
“NHA has a strong history of representing and advocating for our industry. As an active member of NHA, I’m attending Clean Currents to hear from key leaders, network, share with and learn from others about our industry’s hot topics, and discuss the latest technology with experts on the exhibit floor.”
Power Generation Manager | Tacoma Power
“When I started going to NHA conferences, I went almost exclusively for the content. Over time, I realized that the content is what brings us together, but the most valuable aspect of the conference is the networking that happens around the content. Many times, I solved problems or made valuable new connections with colleagues from elsewhere in the industry during the breaks between the sessions that I never would have made, but not for getting together in person.
The content is great, by itself.
The content brings us together.
The greatest value comes not from the content, but from being together.”
Retired from PG&E
“I look forward to attending Clean Currents where I will learn the latest hot topics, like an update on new FERC Part 12D inspection requirements; as well as, to connect with new or reconnect with my colleagues on a bike ride or other casual activities.”
Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE
Principal | Bergmann
“Because it is truly THE North American hydro event. This is where we can at the same time meet customers and suppliers, present and learn on hydro hot topics and newly developed solutions, while maintaining and growing relationship with the hydro family community.”
Daniel Langlois, TP
Senior Sales Manager, Hydro Services | GE Renewable Energy Canada Inc
“I am attending Clean Currents because it is specifically geared towards meeting the needs of the industry and all proceeds from the event are used by NHA to advance waterpower. Clean Currents is the industry’s premier event. It’s a one-stop shop, where I can learn about the latest technologies, development trends, operations and dam safety advancements, and regulatory and legislative initiatives, while spending time making meaningful connections with suppliers, developers, owners and regulators. I am also attending Cleaning Currents to see old friends and make some new ones and to have a lot of fun!”
Thomas St John
Project Manager | Alabama Company
“I am coming to Clean Currents because my clients and teaming partners are going to be there. Clean Currents is the premier event for Hydropower in the US from a content and attendance perspective.”
Thomas Fitzgerald, PE
Principal | Schnabel Engineering
“Hydropower is on the menu. 33% of NorthWestern’s electric generation is hydropower so we want a seat at the table where hydro policy, technology, and licensing are discussed”.
Mary Gail Sullivan
Director, Environmental & Lands Permitting & Compliance | Northwestern Energy
“As a Board member of NHA and the US Sales Director for Voith Hydro, there is no better place to be this October than the Clean Currents conference. From industry and customer meetings to sharing new and innovative approaches from Voith Hydro to helping shape the future policies and direction of hydropower in the US, Clean Currents forms a powerful nucleus for the US hydropower industry to strengthen and grow generation of clean, renewable energy across the nation and beyond.”
Director of Sales (US) | Voith Hydro Inc.