Tradeshow + Conference: October 20-22 | Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA

CLEAN CURRENTS 2021

Sessions and Workshops Guide

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This page provides you an “at a glance” overview of the sessions and workshops being offered at Clean Currents.

With the variety of learning formats and broad topic coverage, you’re sure to find Clean Currents a useful learning experience.

NHA thanks the many volunteers who steered the development of our program to ensure the industry’s most vital topics continue to rise to the surface. Topics were developed for technical- , operational-,and business-focused professionals involved with waterpower.

Have a question or comment about the program? Email Clean Currents program lead Marla Barnes

Clean Currents offers 16.5 hours of educational content. Click to request a Professional Development Hours (PDH) certificate.

See what Kurt Miller, Executive Director of Northwest RiverPartners, has to say about the importance of Clean Currents.

Roundtable Dialogues

(in Room 1)

Classroom Presentations

(in Room 2)

Panel Discussions

(in Room 3)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Print Schedule

All conference sessions take place in CC: Central. The 1-hour sessions take place in the session rooms on the far left and right sides of the exhibits. The 45-minute sessions take place at the top of CC: Central in the Waterpower Intelligence Theater.

CC: Central encompasses:

  • Exhibits
  • Conference Sessions
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Intelligence Theater 
  • Innovation Power House 
  • Lounge 
  • Relaxation Stations

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Print Schedule
Auditorium
Plenary Sessions
Room 1
Roundtable Dialogues
Room 2
Classroom Presentations
Room 3
Panel Discussions
Waterpower Intelligence Theater
Presentations
Innovation Power House
Technology and Innovation Exchange
Demonstration Station
Innovation Power House
Meet and Greet
9:00 AM-10:30 AMDay 2 Plenary Session: Leadership: Waterpower and Clean Energy, Infrastructure, and Jobs
11:00 AM-12:00 PM16.
Ensuring Worker Safety: Sharing Ideas and Lessons Learned
19.
Enhancing Flexibility of Hydro Assets: Putting Technology to Work
20.
EVs, Hydrogen, Floating Solar, Bitcoin, Blockchain: What Do They All Have in Common with Waterpower?
Recommended Reading - Resources and References for the Waterpower ProfessionalDemo Station #2
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Demo Station #1
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet and Greet Session
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Meet and Greet Session
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM-12:45 PMAsset Owners Share Plans for Hydro Investment***Demo Station #2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Demo Station #1
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Meet and Greet Session
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Meet and Greet Session
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:15 PM-1:15 PM17.
Electrical Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
18.
Dam Safety at Hydro Projects: Applying Lessons from Incidents and Failures
25.
Seeking Consultation and Input from Tribes
1:00 PM-1:45 PMNuSTREEM sponsored content: Modern Innovations in a Classic Technology -What Can Modular and Intelligent Hydropower Equipment Do?Demo Station #2
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Meet and Greet Session
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM-2:30 PM21.
Civil Engineering Experience Exchange: Sharing Trends, Hot Topics, Advances
23.
Pumped Storage Development: Moving the Needle - What Obstacles Remain? What Solutions Are Needed?
27
Focus on Communities: Waterpower's Unique Role in Ensuring Equitable Access to Clean Energy
Demo Station #1
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Demo Station #2
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Meet and Greet Session
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet and Greet Session
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM-3:30 PMSpecial Session: A New Chapter: Finding Common Ground to Expand Hydroelectricity, River Restoration, and Dam SafetyDemo Station #1
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Demo Station #2
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Meet and Greet Session
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet and Greet Session
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM-4:15 PM22.
Focus on O&M Trades and Crafts: Training Programs and Knowledge Transfer
24.
Data in the Transformation to Digital: Case Studies of How to Best Use Data
28.
Regulatory- and Legislative-Related Updates and Hot Topics
Demo Station #1
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Demo Station #2
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Meet and Greet Session
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:15 PM-5:00 PMHydro Think Tank Competition: Student Presentations
4:30 PM-5:30 PM26.
Hydro Hot Topics: Sharing among Asset Operators exclusively for hydro project owners/operators
29.
Pairing Battery Storage and Hydro: Case Studies
30.
How the Uncommon Dialogue Can Drive Business Growth and Reinvestment for Asset Owners, Developers and the Supply Chain
Demo Station #1
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet and Greet Session
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

All conference sessions take place in CC: Central. The 1-hour sessions take place in the session rooms on the far left and right sides of the exhibits. The 45-minute sessions take place at the top of CC: Central in the Waterpower Intelligence Theater.

***About “Asset Owners Share Plans for Hydro Investment” Sessions:

  • Hydro project owner representatives make short presentations about what’s in their organization’s “investment pipeline,” with regard to what their plans are for investing in plant modernization, dam safety, and environmental enhancements in the next five years.
  • They will also announce a specific time when their team members will be present in the Innovation Power House for any Clean Currents attendee to ask specific questions and get more details.

CC: Central encompasses:

  • Exhibits
  • Conference Sessions
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Intelligence Theater 
  • Innovation Power House 
  • Lounge 
  • Relaxation Stations

Friday, October 22, 2021

Day 3 Plenary Session, 9:00 am-10:00 am

Deep Dive Workshops, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

These workshops will feature unique, hands-on experiences for attendees, featuring high-quality information with top-notch presenters/instructors.

These offerings will include material not being offered anywhere else in the marketplace.

Topic offerings subject to change.

Workshops

(Friday Morning)

Print Schedule
RoomOffering
AuditoriumDay 3 Plenary Session: Investing in Waterpower
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Room #Workshop Hours, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room 1Workshop 1:
Sustainable Leadership: Cultivating Grit and Resiliency in Your Team

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Room 2Workshop 2:
Communicating about Waterpower
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Room 4Workshop 3:
Learn from the ‘Old Dogs’
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Room 5Workshop 4:
Deploying and Implementing Innovative Technology: How to Remove Barriers and Overcome Challenges
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Room 7Workshop 5:
Understanding Wholesale Electricity Markets; Amplifying Hydro's Value in these Markets
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Room 8Workshop 6:
Ensuring Public Safety around Dams
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Room 10Workshop 7:
Droughts, Heat Domes, Hurricanes: Managing Effects of Climate Change
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