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What is unique about the educational component of Clean Currents (the conference program) and how is it being developed?

Industry perceptions of education opportunities at other national events are that they are too commercial, superficial, are specifically focused only on technical education, and/or the content changes little from year to year. 


For Clean Currents, instead of issuing a “call for abstracts” and building a program from whatever is submitted, NHA is organizing topic-based working groups of representatives working in the industry as well as with the industry. From discussions and sharing among these groups, the topics most vital to be discussed will come to the surface. Those topics will then be shaped into session content.


The working groups will be encouraged to focus on topics that would lead to sharing technical best practices in a variety of disciplines as well as ‘how to’-type sessions to help asset owners improve operations and management and apply innovation that will reduce costs, increase flexibility, and support additional clean renewable power generation. 


Most importantly, NHA is not asking the industry and those beyond the industry to do all the ‘heavy lifting’ to build the conference content. NHA staff will do that work. However, we want to ensure the content for the event is built based on the needs of the industry. That’s why NHA staff will seek the guidance, input, and counsel of NHA member companies, the industry at large, and those that influence, regulate, and affect the industry.


NHA recognizes the individuals agreeing to participate in the working groups are volunteering their time. We pledge to be thoughtful and respectful in that regard. Additionally, NHA will look for ways to make participation in these working groups valuable for the volunteers, making it worth their time. 


In addition to getting the topics “right,” NHA is committed to finding ways to deliver that content in compelling ways – not restricted to a “cookie cutter” approaches. Our objective is to offer a variety of learning formats including:

  • Hands-on Tours
  • Workshops
  • Brief Announcements in the Powerhouse
  • Informal Roundtables
  • Asset Owner Only Discussion Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Formal Technical Presentations
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Contact the Clean Currents Exhibits Manager at +1 301-200-4616 ext. 106 or send an email here

For the Industry.

By the Industry.

Registration will open in early 2021.


American Electric Power - Generator
American Municipal Power
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. - Generator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Generator
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group - Generator
Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District - Generator
Central Rivers Power - Generator
Chelan County PUD - Generator
City of Aspen - Generator
Consumers Energy Company - Generator
Cordova Electric Cooperative - Generator
Duke Energy Corporation - Generator
Eagle Creek Renewable - Generator
Exelon Corporation - Generator
Georgia Power - Generator
Grant County PUD - Generator
Great River Hydro
Hydro Quebec - Generator
Idaho Power Company - Generator
Kaukauna Utilities - Generator
Minnesota Power - Generator
Missouri River Energy Services - Generator
Northwestern Energy - Generator
Pacific Gas & Electric Company - Generator
PacifiCorp Energy - Generator
Santee Cooper - Generator
Seattle City Light - Generator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Generator
Yuba County Water Agency - Generator
Advanced Hydro Solutions
AECOM - Industry Leader
American Hydro Corporation - Industry Leader
Ames Construction
ANDRITZ - Industry Leader
Ballard Marine - Industry Leader
Barnard - Industry Leader
Black & Veatch Corporation - Industry Leader
Eaton - Industry Leader
Emerson - Industry Leader
GE Renewable Energy - Industry Leader
Gilkes Hydro - Industry Leader
Gomez Sullivan - Industry Leader
HCMS - Industry Leader
HDR - Industry Leader
Kleinschmidt Associates - Industry Leader
Mavel Americas
McMillen Jacobs Associates - Industry Leader
Mead and Hunt - Industry Leader
Mesa Associates Inc - Industry Leader
National Electric Coil - Industry Leader
SNC Lavalin - Industry Leader
Stantec - Industry Leader
Steel Fab - Industry Leader
Syblon Reid - Industry Leader
TRC - Industry Leader
Troutman Sanders
Van Ness Feldman LLP - Industry Leader
Victaulic Company - Industry Leader
Voith Hydro


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