October 7-10 | Oregon Convention Center | Portland, Oregon

Host utilities for 2024

Registration Information

Clean Currents 2024

Registration Rates

RegistrationEarly Bird - by July 19Standard - after July 19
Full ConferenceNHA Member Rate: $975
Standard Rate: $1,200
NHA Member Rate: $1,400
Standard Rate: $1,650
Power ProducerNHA Member Rate: $495
Standard Rate: $695
NHA Member Rate: $495
Standard Rate: $695
Single DayNHA Member Rate: $750
Standard Rate: $875
NHA Member Rate: $750
Standard Rate: $875
Resource Agencies / Regulators$250$250
Young Professionals / Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW)50% off your eligible rate.For discount code, contact Marla
ExhibitorIf you work for an exhibiting or sponsoring company, please contact your booth admin/exhibits manager to register with your company. (Email us with questions: events@hydro.org). Do not continue with attendee registration!
Special Rates Available for:
  • NGOs
  • Department of Energy and National Laboratories
  • Tribes and First Nations
  • Students
Contact Marla > to discuss discounted rates

Become an NHA Member and Save on Registration

Become an NHA Member to save on all NHA event registrations!  Contact Marla Barnes about becoming an NHA member and the associated benefits.

Group Registration Discounts

Available only to NHA member organizations who are not exhibiting.
Per-person discounts off the NHA Member rate for the “full conference” or “power producer” registration type are available.

You qualify if:

Eligibility Notes:

  • Each registrant must be an employee of the company/organization (NOT clients, vendors, contractors, etc.)
  • Each registrant must be purchasing a “NHA Member – Full Conference” registration (NOT speaker, exhibitor, or single-day registration types)

Questions about NHA membership? Contact Marla Barnes.

  • Group of 5-9: $50 off each registration
  • Group of 10-14: $100 off each registration
  • Group of 15-19: $150 off each registration
  • Group of 20 or more: $200 off each registration


In-the-Field Technical Tours:

Cowlitz River Tour:
Monday, October 7 | 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Registrants are Limited to 50 participants | Cost $100

Tour Highlights
Participants on this all-day “bucket list” tour will get to:

  • See and hold live salmon at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery and learn about fish passage and fisheries programs on the Cowlitz River.
  • Stand on top of the tallest dam in Washington State, Mossyrock Dam – 1 foot taller than the Space Needle in Seattle from bedrock!
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at Mossyrock Park just outside the town of Mossyrock, Washington
  • Tour Mossyrock Powerhouse, home to two large hydro generators

Irrigation Meets Small Hydro Tour:
Monday, October 7 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Registrants are Limited to 30 participants | Cost: $75

Tour Highlights
Participants will see irrigation canals that have been piped, a 1.8-MW conduit hydro plant (Plant 3 owned by Farmers Irrigation District) powered by a Pelton wheel and Kunming generator, and a beautiful orchard in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, supplied with water from the East Fork Irrigation District.

Bonneville Lock and Dam Tour
Tuesday, October 8 | 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Registrants are Limited to 50 participants | $50

Tour Highlights
The 3-hour tour of the iconic Bonneville project will include visits to the navigation lock, Powerhouse 1, including the powerhouse floor, and the Bradford Island Visitor Center and fish ladder.

4th Annual Tour De NHA Bike Outing at Clean Currents

Monday, October 7 | Morning – exact departure time TBA | Cost: No cost (bike rental not included)

Join others from the waterpower industry on a bike ride just before Clean Currents 2024 gets underway. It is a great way to get to know your peers and deepen existing friendships.

Riders of all distance appetites are welcome. We are working on finalizing the route and will have a short-distance and long-distance option.  We are also confirming a local bike shop for rentals for those who need a bike and helmet. More information to come!

Hydropower System Principles Course, owned and developed by NHA Hydro Academy

Tuesday, October 8 | 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Course Designed for: 
  • Educate new hires and accelerate knowledge transfer
  • Train employees from other sectors of electric power
  • Broaden knowledge of hydropower Industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the principles of hydropower – all are welcome
Experience this all-round hydropower course brought to you by NHA’s Hydro Academy. This professional development training brings together the efforts of more than 50 hydropower subject matter experts (SMEs) who designed and developed the content; stellar faculty deliver content with the learners’ objectives top of mind during this 1-day course. The 8-module course covers important information needed to understand the principles of hydropower.
  • Introduction / Overview / Foundation / Water to Wires 
  • Production Planning and Water Management 
  • Dam Safety 
  • Equipment, Engineering, and Technology 
  • Asset Management, including Reliability 
  • Markets 
  • Environment 
  • Licensing/Permitting
Participants receive 8 PDHs (professional development hours)

NHA Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 8, 2024 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Cost: $15

Networking social event for NHA Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) and Young Professionals. Join us for appetizers and drinks and get to know your colleagues across the industry at an offsite bar.

This ticketed event ($15) is open to all Clean Currents attendees under the age of 40. To add this off-site event to your registration, email us at registration@hydro.org.

NHA Sunrise Yoga

Thursday, October 10 | 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Location: TBA | Cost: Complimentary

Take a moment to unwind from your busy week with some sunrise yoga! Lead by Courtney Pare of SWCA who a certified yoga instructor is, take a moment to unwind from your busy week with some vinyasa flow yoga! This session is meant for all levels and will include many options and modifications.

Instructor from:

Clean Currents After Dark

Thursday, October 10 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Cost:  $25

CC Central may be closed, but the networking continues!  See why Portland is a “foodie” town by trying out different food trucks and craft beers just across the walkway in the Convention Center Plaza.

This ticketed event is open to all Clean Currents attendees and is sponsored by NHA’s Hydropower Technical Community (HTC).

Updating and/or Adding Items to Your Existing Registration

Please use this link to log in to your existing registration.

You will need to log in using the email address associated with your registration and your Registrant ID or Confirmation Code (both can be found within your confirmation email, but if you cannot find either, please email registration@hydro.org)

Once logged in, you can edit/update your registration, add items to it, and submit payment via credit card.

Professional Development Hours

Earn meaningful certification for professional development—Clean Currents will offer 13.5 professional development hours to attendees. A certificate will be sent to all attendees after the event.

Pay Later Policy

By selecting the “Pay Later” option at checkout during the online registration process, attendees can register now and pay at a later date. However, all “Pay Later” registrations must be paid in full by October 4, 2024, or the registration will be canceled.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds will be honored only if received by the National Hydropower Association in writing to registration@hydro.org on or before September 13, 2024. A $50 processing fee will apply to all canceled registrations. There will be no refunds for requests received after September 13, 2024.  No-shows and onsite registrations are non-refundable.

Substitution Policy

Substitutions are permitted and must be submitted in writing to registration@hydro.org. Please include the original attendee’s name and the substitute’s full contact information.

Please note: All fees are listed in U.S. Dollars.

Questions? Send an email to NHA Registration.

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