Clean Currents 2023

What People Are Saying About This Exciting Clean Energy Event!

Momentum is building for year two of Clean Currents—the official tradeshow + conference of the non-profit National Hydropower Association. This page is full of reasons why waterpower colleagues who attended Clean Currents 2021 think you should put the event that puts the industry-first on your calendar. Be a part of this exciting new clean energy event and register today!

The Anticipated Current

* Results from Clean Currents 2021 post-event attendee survey. Percentages based on survey respondents.

Waterpower Colleagues Share Their Thoughts on Clean Currents

NHA Reinvests into the Industry!
Kurt Miller
Executive Director | Northwest RiverPartners

This is the Waterpower Industry’s Conference!
Mike Manwaring
Hydropower and Energy Consultant | Stantec

Join a Close-Knit Community
Eric Van Deuren
Sr. Director | Hydro Operations and Maintenance |
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Clean Currents Brings the Industry Together!
Heidi Wahto
Principal | Hydro Licensing & Compliance Lead | Stantec

Glenda Thomas
Supplier Diversity Manager- Electric | Southern Company

Clean Currents Brings the Technology to You!
Jim Thrasher
Business Development | Thompson

In Their Words: The Hydropower Event of 2021—and 2022!

“I just wanted to let you know how much your efforts are appreciated! You put on a super conference! It all was so engaging, educational, and collaborative! What a fantastic group of positively charged hydro people!”

Beth Harris, P.E.

Operations Manager – West and South | Central Rivers Power, LLC

“While many can point to the tangibles of a well-run show with good panels, etc., what I think was most noteworthy for me was the intangible:  the NHA team successfully fostered a spirit of optimism, excitement and forward motion for the industry.  Nice work!”

Michael Messina 

Director, Market Development & Business Affairs | Whooshh Innovations

The show in Atlanta was amazing, one of the most productive we have ever attended.”

Richard L. Glenn 

CEO/Chairman | Glenn Industrial Group, LLC.,

“I would highly encourage you to attend. You will find answers to your problems. And I know that your normal, new engineers, new operators out there, your day-to-day activities preclude you from doing a lot of research and trying to find solutions to your problems. Take a week off, go to this Clean Currents and do the research there. And you won’t be disappointed.

Jim Thrasher 

Business Development | Thompson

I would recommend the program for FERC staff and FERC licensees who are interested in big-picture topics, industry trends, etc.”

Mark Carter 

Environmental Biologist | Hydropower Administration and Compliance | Atlanta Regional Office | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

NHA is the voice of hydropower and by participating in Clean Currents we can unite with one another to amplify our clean hydropower voice. this exciting new conference allows us to champion the broader work of the industry and further support the National Hydropower Association.”

Jay Anders 

Chief Operating Officer | Rye Development

Why I Attend Clean Currents

Read why waterpower professionals attended Clean Currents.

“Clean Currents will be the biggest and, I believe, the best conference in the hydropower industry this year. Stakeholders from all parts of the industry will be present to share best practices, lessons learned and the newest technology available. Duke Energy is proud to be co-hosting Clean Currents 2023 and we are excited to see you there. For anyone in the hydropower industry – this is a conference you don’t want to miss.”

Randy Herrin, PE

Vice President Carolinas Regulated Renewables & Lake Services | Duke Energy

“The National Hydropower Association (NHA), with the support of its membership through the collection of dues and revenue from events such as Clean Currents, has become a stronger voice than ever before that is producing real results in policy.  These achievements make the U.S. hydropower industry stronger and places it on a firmer foundation better prepared to compete with more highly funded renewables such as solar and wind.  These actions strengthen the industry and that strengthens our bottom line.”

Paul S. Meeks

President | Worthington Products, Inc.

To network with other Hydro Generation owners, contractors, and consultants. By networking with other Hydro Power industry professionals, you are able to obtain key strategic contact info that may benefit you in the future. Hydro Generation is a small community and by attending Clean Currents you are able to see all the key industry players all in one place and all at the same time.

Phillip Cantarinha, PE, PMP, IAM, MBA

Director of Power Systems | KGS Group International Inc. USA

Voith Hydro is once again a sponsor, exhibitor, and attendee of Clean Currents because the event provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas, learn about new products, interact with some of the most advanced technologies and of course, network with other industry leaders. It is also the only waterpower conference that directly benefits our industry by reinvesting proceeds into the ongoing success of waterpower in the United States.”

Stanley Kocon

CEO | Voith Hydro Inc.

NHA has a strong history of representing and advocating for our industry. As an active member of NHA I’m attending Clean Currents to hear from key leaders, network, share with and learn from others about our industry’s hot topics and discuss the latest technology with experts on the exhibit floor.”  

Chris Mattson 

Power Generation Manager | Tacoma Power

“When I started going to NHA conferences, I went almost exclusively for the content.  Over time, I realized that the content is what brings us together, but the most valuable aspect of the conference is the networking that happens around the content.  Many times, I solved problems or made valuable new connections with colleagues from elsewhere in the industry during the breaks between the sessions that I never would have made, but not for getting together in person.  

The content is great, by itself.  

The content brings us together.  

The greatest value comes not from the content, but from being together.”

Alvin Thoma

Retired from PG&E

“I look forward to attending Clean Currents where I will learn the latest hot topics, like an update on new FERC Part 12D inspection requirements; as well as, to connect with new or reconnect with my colleagues on a bike ride or other casual activities.”

Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE

Principal | Bergmann 

“Because it is truly THE north American hydro event. This is where we can at the same time meet customers and suppliers, present and learn on hydro hot topics and newly developed solutions, while maintaining and growing relationship with the hydro family community.”

Daniel Langlois, TP

Senior Sales Manager, Hydro Services | GE Renewable Energy Canada Inc

“I am attending Clean Currents because it is specifically geared towards meeting the needs of the industry and all proceeds from the event are used by NHA to advance waterpower.  Clean Currents is the industry’s premier event. It’s a one stop shop, where I can learn about the latest technologies, development trends, operations and dam safety advancements, and regulatory and legislative initiatives, while spending time making meaningful connections with suppliers, developers, owners and regulators.  I am also attending Cleaning Currents to see old friends and make some new ones and to have a lot of fun!”

Thomas St John

Project Manager | Alabama Company

“I am coming to Clean Currents because my clients and teaming partners are going to be there.  Clean Currents is the premier event for Hydropower in the US from a content and attendance perspective.”

Thomas Fitzgerald, PE

Principal | Schnabel Engineering

Hydropower is on the menu.  33% of NorthWestern’s electric generation is hydropower so we want a seat at the table where hydro policy, technology, and licensing is discussed”. 

Mary Gail Sullivan

Director, Environmental & Lands Permitting & Compliance | Northwestern Energy

“As a Board member of NHA and the US Sales Director for Voith Hydro, there is no better place to be this October than the Clean Currents conference. From industry and customer meetings to sharing new and innovative approaches from Voith Hydro to helping shape the future policies and direction of hydropower in the US, Clean Currents forms a powerful nucleus for the US hydropower industry to strengthen and grow generation of clean, renewable energy across the nation and beyond.”

Carl Atkinson

Director of Sales (US) |  Voith Hydro Inc.

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