Clean Currents 2022

Registration Information

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Full Conference

Includes hydropower education sessions, access to exhibitors, lunch and breaks, and networking events.

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Single Day

Includes hydropower education sessions for the day attending, access to exhibitors for the day attending, lunch and breaks for the day attending and networking events for the day attending Clean Currents.

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Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Registration is Open! Complimentary full conference registrations are allotted to exhibiting companies based on booth size. To register as a member of an exhibiting company, contact your company’s booth administrator.

Registration Rates

RegistrationEarly Bird – by July 15Standard – after July 15
StandardNHA Member Rate: $895
Standard Rate: $1095
NHA Member Rate: $1295
Standard Rate: $1495
Asset OwnerNHA Member Rate: $550
Standard Rate: $700
NHA Member Rate: $595
Standard Rate: $795
Single DayNHA Member Rate: $595
Standard Rate: $695
NHA Member Rate: $695
Standard Rate: $795
Federal and State Resource Agencies/Federal Regulators/NGOs$375$375

Official Networking Social – Celebrate Waterpower!

Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

This event will be held at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC). Wrap-up your first full day at Clean Currents at the Official Networking Social – Celebrate Waterpower! All Clean Currents attendees are invited to join this reception to network with colleagues. MOSAC piques curiosity and sparks imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits that explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Exhibits address global and local issues on topics relating to energy, health, water, nature, space and design engineering. 

A complimentary ticket is already included with a full conference or a Wednesday-only registration. Additional tickets for guests are available for $75.

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 “standard” registration type are available.

You qualify if:
• Your organization is an NHA member (click HERE for NHA member directory)
• You are registering 5 or more employees at the “standard” registration type

Eligibility Notes:
• Each registrant must be an employee of the company/organization (NOT clients, vendors, contractors, etc.)
• Each registrant must be purchasing a “Standard” registration (not asset owner, speaker, exhibitor, or single day registration types)

Questions about NHA membership? Contact Marla Barnes at

  • 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

Professional Development Hours

Earn meaningful certification for professional development—Clean Currents will offer 13.5 professional development hours to attendees


Hydropower Foundation Golf Tournament

Monday, October 17 from 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM / THE WHITNEY OAKS GOLF CLUB 


Click here to learn more

Onsite Tour: Lake Oroville Complex

Monday, October 17 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM / Maximum Capacity: 60 people
Must register by September 16


The Oroville Complex is the heart of the California State Water Project (SWP) and has a generating capacity of 925 MW. The SWP moves water from Lake Oroville and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to more than 27 million Californians, 750,000 acres of farmland, and businesses throughout the state.

Onsite Tour: YUBA Water Agency New Bullards Bar Dam and New Colgate Powerhouse Tour

Monday, October 17 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM / Maximum Capacity: 40 people
Must register by September 30


New Bullards Bar Dam is the 5th tallest dam in the United States, storing nearly 1-million-acre feet of water and providing a dedicated flood storage during the winter of 170,000-acre feet. The reservoir is surrounded by the Plumas and Tahoe national forests and is home to the world record for the largest spotted bass at 11.4 pounds. New Colgate Powerhouse, Yuba Water Agency’s largest, houses two of the largest single-cast Pelton Wheel turbines ever built. Water carried by tunnel nearly five miles from New Bullards Bar Reservoir is routed down a 15-foot-diameter penstock to drive Colgate’s two powerful turbines, producing a total of up to 350 megawatts of electricity. The tour is approximately 1.5 hours from Sacramento (travel time incorporated in tour times) and will include lunch.

Onsite Tour: SMUD White Rock Powerhouse Tour

Tuesday, October 18 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM / Maximum Capacity: 75 people
Must register by October 10


The White Rock Powerhouse is one of nine powerhouses in SMUD’s Upper American River Project (UARP).  The White Rock Powerhouse is part of the UARP’s 688-megawatt hydroelectric system in the Sierras west of Lake Tahoe is SMUD’s most reliable and economical energy source.  The tour will include all areas of the powerhouse from the switchyard to the turbine floor.  The tour location is approximately 50 minutes from downtown Sacramento.

Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Networking Dinner

Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00 PM – 8.30 PM / Location: The Citizen Hotel

$150 for NON-NHA Members / $100 for NHA members

Each year at Clean Currents, the NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) hosts a networking dinner for anyone interested in operational excellence, dam safety, and/or project O&M.

The NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) is a member benefit that provides ongoing opportunities and collaborative tools for the hydropower industry for benchmarking and exchange of critical information related to the technical and environmental aspects of operating hydroelectric projects.

This ticketed event is open to all Clean Current attendees.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 101 Workshop

Tuesday, October 18 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


During this workshop, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff will provide an introduction to FERC and its hydropower and dam safety programs. Participants will learn about: FERC’s licensing, compliance, and dam safety programs; the role of FERC’s regional offices; and how to effectively participate in FERC hydropower proceedings. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for those new to hydro or new to regulatory aspects to get a basic understanding of FERC’s responsibilities and to interact with FERC staff.

Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) / Young Professionals Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM / Location: Flatstick Pub


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. 

This is a ticketed event and is open to conference attendees who are new to the profession to attend.

Click here to learn more about FLOW.

Women in Waterpower Breakfast

Thursday, October 20 from 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

  • NHA Member – $30
  • Non-Member – $45

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

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 14, 2022 or the registration will be canceled.

Media Waiver

NHA intends to take photographs and video of this event for use in NHA news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the National Hydropower Association website. By participating in this event, I grant NHA the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of NHA. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by NHA for any purpose.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds will be honored only if received by the National Hydropower Association in writing to on or before September 30, 2022. A $50 processing fee will apply to all canceled registrations. There will be no refunds for requests received after September 30, 2022.  No-shows and onsite registrations are non-refundable.

Substitution Policy

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

Meeting Conduct Policy

As a professional society, the National Hydropower Association is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of NHA that all participants in NHA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and comply with NHA’s anti-trust policy. All participants in NHA activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change. This policy applies to all participants in NHA activities, including but not limited to event attendees, students, guests, staff, contractors, exhibitors, sponsors, and participants in sessions, tours, and other social events of any NHA meeting or other activity.

All individuals must behave responsibly in NHA activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in NHA activities must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity. In NHA’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal or denial of access to meeting facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future NHA activities.

Anti-Trust Compliance Statement

While we believe that the ultimate goals of this meeting are procompetitive, it is essential that we observe certain ground rules when we conduct meetings involving entities that are, or may be viewed as, competitors.

As participants in this meeting, we need to be mindful of the constraints of applicable antitrust or competition laws.  Competitors generally may not limit competition among themselves through understandings or agreements regarding the production, sale or distribution of their products or services or otherwise unreasonably restrain trade.  Accordingly, this meeting shall not be used as a means for discussing, exchanging information about or reaching any understanding or agreement, formal or informal, among competitors or potential competitors with regard to (i) rates; (ii) pricing or other terms and conditions of purchase or sale; (iii) limiting supplies of any good or service; (iv) marketing plans or (v) the allocation of customers served or territories covered.  The participants in this meeting also shall not engage in any discussion or take any action which might be construed as an attempt to prevent any vendor or competitor from gaining access to any market for goods or services or to prevent any vendor or competitor from obtaining a supply of goods or services freely in the market.  Any departure from these ground rules could result in severe civil and criminal penalties both as to individuals and their employers.

Any questions regarding the appropriateness of a line of discussion or other action should be referred to legal counsel.  All meeting participants are expected to observe the same standard of personal conduct with respect to informal conversations among themselves as they are required to observe in this meeting.

Liability Waiver + Be Well Agreement

As a condition of my participation in this meeting or event, I hereby waive any claim I may have against the National Hydropower Association and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented and release NHA from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the program. I further understand and agree that all property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to NHA. I acknowledge that participation in NHA events and activities brings some risk and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. If another individual participates in my place per NHA transfer policy, the new registrant agrees to this disclaimer and waiver by default of transfer.

I understand that travel and gathering involves risk of sickness, including sickness from COVID-19. I (and on behalf of my guest(s)) waive and release NHA and its sponsors and exhibitors, and their employees and agents, from and against claims, liabilities and expenses arising from injury, sickness or death from contraction or spread of COVID-19 or other communicable disease due to travel to or attendance at an event sponsored by NHA.

I will take necessary precautions while at the event including, but not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask when requested and/or required, minimize face touching, frequently washing hands and avoiding risky environments such as overcrowded bars or restaurants. I agree to not attend any NHA event if I feel ill or had recent exposure to a COVID-19 case.