Highlights from 2015

  • Record-breaking attendance of 727 waterpower industry professionals!
  • 42 conference sessions
  • 10 committee meetings
  • 50 sponsors
  • Unveiling of the 2015 Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) Award Winners
  • 18 companies represented at the event's table top offering
  • 12 organizations represented at the event's resource and affiliate tables
  • Opening Plenary session featuring:
    • Paul Tonko, Congressman-N.Y., U.S. House of Representatives
    • Christin Dorgelo, Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive     Office of the President
  • Tuesday Morning Plenary Session featuring:
    • Joe Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel to Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Prinicipal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy
    • José Zayas, Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Roger Ballantine, President, Green Strategies, Inc.
  • Closing General Session featuring:
    • Paul Bonaro, Director of Data Center Operations, Eastern-US and EMEA, Yahoo
    • Keith Hayes, Vice President, Marketing, New York Power Authority
    • Jim Collins, Principal Strategic Sourcing Manager, Utilities, Datacenter Strategy, Planning and Development, MCIO, Microsoft
    • Andrew Munro, Director, Customer Service Division, Grant County Public Utility District

Who Attends

  • Owners, Operators, Developers
  • Regulators
  • NHA Members
  • Attorneys
  • Environmental and Engineering Consultants
  • Business Development Managers
  • Energy Analysts
  • Service Providers
  • Water Resource Professionals
  • Policy Makers
  • Government and NGO Representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Financiers/Insurers
  • Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Resource Agencies
  • Washington Representatives
  • Senior-level Management
  • Senior-level Engineers
  • Marketing/Sales Staff
  • Purchasers
  • Field Services
  • Scientists
  • Academia

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships for the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, International Marine Renewable Energy Conference and Marine Energy Technology Symposium are available and are designed to offer a variety of opportunities to maximize your company's exposure at the event.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Shinkle
Sponsorship Sales
Phone: +1 (918) 832.9360
Email: amys@pennwell.com


Professional Development Hours

NHA Annual Conference attendees are eligible to receive 14 professional development hours (PDHs).


Join industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials, and key legislative staff to discuss technology, policy and future development options for the waterpower industry at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) Annual Conference co-located with the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium.

• Build relationships with policy makers

• Connect with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff on regulatory and compliance issues

• Gain the latest insight on how new projects are moving forward

• Learn about innovative and high quality work going on throughout the industry

• Share operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices supporting operational excellence

• Visit with agencies and collect valuable information

METS Call for Abstracts

The METS 2016 Call for Papers is now available! Click here to download the details.

The METS 2016 organizing committee is seeking 3-5 page extended abstracts that focus on the design, analysis, environmental evaluation, and socio-economic evaluation of wave energy and water current energy converter technologies. Submit your abstract by January 22, 2016.

For more information, CLICK HERE.  

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Gold Sponsor: Monday & Tuesday Evening Receptions  
Bronze Sponsor: Coffee Breaks  
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